Fredric Jones
Positive Discipline
Octavia S. Sloan
March 28, 2012
ECED 3271-01
Lyn Steed
Basic Tenets
Positive Discipline is “the business of
enforcing classroom standards and building
patterns of cooperation to maximize
learning and minimize disruptions.”
Basic Tenets
The Three-Tiered Management System
2.) Incentive systems
3.) Back-up systems
Basic Tenets
• Involves effective body language (eye contact,
physical proximity, body carriage, facial
• There must be a positive setting between
teacher and student.
• Control the student's natural reflexes and
prompt students back to work.
Basic Tenets
Incentive systems
• Motivation
• Rewards offered to increase productivity.
• Earning a penny, star, smiley face,
• PAT (preferred activity time)
Basic Tenets
Back-up systems
• Negative Sanctions (suspension, ISS, Parent
conference, loss of privileges)
• “a back-up system is a series of responses
designed to meet force with force so that the
uglier the student’s behavior becomes, the
deeper he or she digs his or her hole with no
escape.” –F.Jones
Teacher’s Responsibility
• Set positive classroom goals
• Utilize room space
• Demonstrate positive behavior
• Convey dignity
• Set specific and general classroom rules
• Provide effective instructions
• Promote cooperation
Student’s Responsibility
• Understand and follow classroom rules
• Refrain from disruption
• Use self-control
• Display positive attitude
• Understand classroom responsibilities
• Respond effectively to teacher
Key Vocabulary
• Incentives
• Back up systems
• Body Language
• Positive
• Appropriate
• Responsibility
• Structure
Helps create positive classroom environment.
Motivates students to complete assignments.
Relieves stress
Instills responsibility in students
Provides structure learning environment
Creates classroom control
• Incentives
"For teaching to be enjoyable, you must be
able to simply relax and teach. Classroom
management must be built from the
ground up so that most problems do not
occur." – Dr. Fredric Jones

Fedric Jones Positive Discipline