Ethics and Legality in Classroom Management

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Elly Mallen
Grand Canyon University – EDU 536
June 25, 2014

Classroom discipline, management, misbehavior, behavior are four different terms that impact each other significantly. Classroom management deals with how things are done. Discipline deals with how people behave. Behavior is a response of an individual or group to an action, environment, person, or stimulus. Misbehavior means when you do something wrong or bad. In order to describe each picture word is sort of difficult because are all related. Let’s try to visualize a math class. Every student knows they have to come to school every day to learn. The children enter the classroom, sit down and start working with the problem of the day. Some student’s are occupied and focusing in their work this is called classroom management. There is a group of students working immediately with their work and focusing in what they have to do, this is called good behavior. Students that are loud and trying to catch other student’s attention instead of working are called misbehaving. Students that obey the rules in a classroom is called having discipline. Students should be discipline according to the rules established by the teacher and should be able to know what the consequences are when they break these rules. Classroom management, discipline, behavior and misbehavior are similar but different and they each connect in a certain way.
Discipline and classroom management are two different concepts. The meaning of Discipline is how an educator manages the ways students perform in a classroom and maintains under control.
Harry Wong who wrote the book The First Days of School suggests that these two topics are clearly different: “Classroom management is not discipline. You manage a store. You don't discipline a store. You manage a team. You don't discipline a team. You manage a classroom.

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