Final Examination for ESE 502
To complete this assignment successfully, you should:
DUE: Upon Completion of 2,900 points or the first four modules that comprise the basic course
Please complete one of the three options as a final examination
for this course. Each option is worth a maximum of 100 points. Contact
Dr. Ellsworth if you wish to complete more than one of the test options.
Choose one of these three activities to bring closure to this module.
I. My Needs (Ex. - Orderly classroom appearance - good room arrangement)
II. My Likes (Ex. - Enthusiasm, Self control)
III. My Dislikes (Ex. - Inattention to teacher)
IV. Our Classroom
The following are my classroom rules, together with indications of how I discuss and explain them to my students.
V. Preventive Discipline Measures (I take the following steps to minimize occurrences of behavior problems in my classroom: Ex. - Involve students in setting rules.)
VI. Supportive Discipline Measures (To help students support their own self-control when I see them beginning to drift, I use the following supportive measures: Ex. - Eye contact, proximity, “Don’t kill the goose.”)
VII.Corrective Discipline Measures (When my students intentionally misbehave, I use these corrective measures: Ex. - Isolation, time out, name off Honor Board.)
VIII. Programmatic plans for maintaining a Positive Classroom Climate (Ex. - Respect each child as an individual. - adapted from Charles, C. M. (1995). Building Classroom Discipline.
Excellent Class discipline plan provides a clear picture of classroom discipline. Each area is thoughtfully and thoroughly addressed with the material showing evidence of critical thinking -- analysis, synthesis, evaluation with consistency of thought and personal educational philosophy. The writing flows, shows organization of thought and appropriate grammatical elements.
I. Teacher & Student Needs Example - Orderly classroom appearance, personal needs, room arrangement, success, work ethic, kindness
II. Management goals Example - Structure, self management, safety, balance, community building
III.Philosophy of Education Example - human nature, all children can learn, self control, individualization, punitive or consequence oriented, student motivations, importance of content, classroom as community, "I will never cheat you; you will learn to value education and never cheat yourself
IV. Relationship to Home Example - Parent contact, parent follow through with parents assignments, homework, grades, home room help, parent assistants, class phone, visits to school, celebrations
V. Classroom Rules
VI. Positive Consequences
VIII.Preventive Discipline Measures Example - I take the following steps to minimize the occurrence of behavior problems in my classroom, Involve students in establishing rules, teaching social skills, monitoring closely
IX. Supportive Discipline Measures Example - In order to help my students support their own self- control when I see them beginning to drift, I use the following supportive measures, eye contact, proximity, “Don’t kill the goose.”
X. Corrective Discipline Measures Example - When my students are involved in severe misbehave, I use the following corrective measures, Isolate student, contact parents
XI. Classroom Climate Example - In our classroom, we build a learning community. Cooperative learning is used as are classroom meetings. We focus on good communication skills and gaining a sense of how our actions affect learning and each other. . . .
Excellent Parent handbook provides a clear picture of classroom discipline and sets a positive tone for parent involvement. Each area is thoughtfully and thoroughly addressed with the material showing evidence of critical thinking -- analysis, synthesis, evaluation with consistency of thought and personal educational philosophy. The writing flows, shows organization of thought and appropriate grammatical elements. It also is written so that parents will find it understandable and accessible.
Choose a metaphor for your discipline plan. Address some of the paradigms or management philosophies and then build on those, showing links to schools of thought or management paradigms. Augment that with personal discipline ideas or issues and in some fashion, describe the structural dimensions of your own classroom and how these systems balance in your management program. Example Captain of a ship, a voyage into space, animals as examples of behaviors, constructing a home
This may be done in writing, by drawing, a collection of constructions or a model/diorama that is reduced to a set of photos.
Excellent Shows creativity and consistency of thought, with the metaphor holding up throughout the model.
E-mail J'Anne Ellsworth at Janne.Ellsworth@nau.edu
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