School Discipline and Positive Re-enforcement Research Paper

School Discipline and Positive Re-enforcement
A paper examining the issue of how to effectively discipline children in schools.
# 116658 | 3,295 words | 8 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This essay examines how certain programs can reduce specific discipline problems and how teachers can uphold an effective class environment. One of the optimal ways of dissuading bullying and disruptive behavior in the classroom, according to the paper, is to encourage more pro-social behavior among students, according to a study examined in the paper. Other evidence from research supports that positive re-enforcement for good behavior is more effective than punishing undesirable behavior.

From the Paper:

"Reinforcement is important for the learning process, but in many classrooms there are discipline problems and the teacher must be prepared to deal with this type of behavior before it becomes a threat to student learning goals. A student talking or being disruptive, such as a student interrupting class activities over and over again, is disrupting the rest of the class, because every time the student does this, everyone else in the class looks up from their work and talks to each other. "

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