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A School Discipline Strategy

Robert Wilkins

This discipline strategy is designed for schools rather than single classes. A proper implementation process involving in-service training for all staff is recommended. The strategy requires consistent application by all teachers and administrators. It is only for use when students are being difficult and their disruptive behaviour is making it hard for the teacher to teach and pupils to learn. In other
instances when students are not disruptive but rather day-dreaming and just not doing their work, the problem is an educational one and requires a solution other than discipline. The strategy is based on William Glasser's principles of reality therapy, and a thorough understanding of these principles by those using the strategy is necessary if it is to be used effectively.

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