By Carolyn M. Orange
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In the current classroom environment, astute teachers have to learn to navigate the choppy waters of classroom discipline and avoid lawsuits. Most school districts have a “handsoff students” policy that without question includes hitting students with objects. In this scenario, the teacher should have let the sleeping student continue to sleep until the teacher had a chance to investigate the circumstances of the child’s need 01-Orange-45606:01-Orange-45606 5/6/2008 4:13 PM Page 23 Mistake 1: Inappropriate Discipline Strategies to sleep in class.
A private talk would have been more effective in this case and may have sparked sincere repentance. 2 Don’t Bother to Raise Your Hand When I would raise my hand to answer, my teachers would never call on me. When I would get in trouble for talking, Mr. F. would make me sit in a desk right in front of the class. I felt so dumb. I hated the fact that the teachers always would put the smart students on everything. They forgot about the rest of us. ” This bit of advice is rooted in Behavioral Learning Theory (Skinner, 1950), which suggests that failure to reinforce a behavior decreases the likelihood that it will occur again.
I remember my classmates trying to console me. 01-Orange-45606:01-Orange-45606 5/6/2008 4:13 PM Page 18 18 Discipline The worst experience I ever had with a teacher was in the sixth grade. Her name was Mrs. H. She was very big and scary. I do not even remember what I did. I was probably talking. She took me outside and yelled at me. It was right before Thanksgiving. I remember telling everyone she wanted to eat me as her Thanksgiving turkey. I do not think I had ever been so scared. In both of these scenarios, the students seemed unaware of their offenses and assumed that the punishments were for talking.
25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them by Carolyn M. Orange