Early Childhood Class Management
“Discipline” means teaching a child ways to control himself.
By operating age appropriate classrooms that are hands-on as well as having properly prepared the environment, classroom management is simplified enormously. These techniques also serve to greatly diminish the occurrence of negative behaviors. However, in the event that classroom discipline is necessary, the methods of discipline will vary depending upon circumstances.
The following methods may be used:
Reminders and cues, positive practice of appropriate behavior, affirmative rewards, natural consequences, redirection, removal from the situation, discussion about the behavior in question including how the action makes others feel and brainstorming alternative choices to better express negative feelings or actions.