Developing Cohesive Relationship in the Classroom and Discouraging Punitive Approach: Steps for Better Discipline

The educators have a clear perception regarding the effective methods for proactive discipline. In fact building strong relation with the children is the better approach than taking a corrective style. Many researches are being conducted from time to time and one of the reports that handle the school safety has become so popular. According to this report, the greatest threat related to school safety often happens because of the lack of communication between the children and school staff, issues with building cohesive relations.

The elaborated details of study focus on the advantage of building positive relationship with the children through encouraging emotional learning. This lessens the space of punitive learning.

  • The role of educators is obviously bigger in the school system. One of the main threats of the school system is gang fights and the issues between the students. It has been learned that educators can handle even the greatest threat of the school system through building social relationship with each and every student.
  • In the earlier times most of the teachers supported punitive approach. But today with the change in the educational system and realizing negative effects of the punitive approach, the educators have brought changes to the approach. The classroom management has gained its prominence, reducing the chances of the classroom violation and reinstating disciplinary status.

One of the contrary factors is that with the tight schedule of the teachers, how is it possible to find enough time for building active relationship with the students. Anyhow some of the self derived strategies from the educators for ensuring disciplinary actions are listed below:

Make sure that all the students have a clear idea regarding the classroom rules

At times it is always suggested to take quality steps in the beginning rather than dragging an issue to the worst end. So at the start of an academic year itself, make aware the children about the disciplinary rules at the institution. Also leave a belief with them that you will be there for attending their issues at emergency situations. But still there will be certain gap between the teacher and students. Another thing is that, though they are confident with the approach of the teacher, sometimes student’s fear of eccentric steps from the principal. Usually such beliefs stand as a hindrance to the cohesive relationship.

Always be careful about the corrective steps

One of the wrong beliefs is that students present good behavior under strict instruction. But truth is that corrective feedback can damage the individuality of a student. So studies reveal that corrective approaches can be the worst choice in the educative system. Instead it is always important to leave a secure or caring feeling to the students. This can enhance the emotional strength as well as happiness in the children. Such a secure connection with the teacher can save the students from distress situations too.

Keeping up the dignity of the students is also important

At times it becomes unavoidable to take corrective steps. But the way the instructor takes for handling such situations is very important here. It is not at all encouraged to create a scene in front of other students, instead handle the situation safely. In children a secure connection with the school develops, only if they receive respect for their feelings and individually. Rather than taking rude corrective steps can spoil the confidence in the children forever. Otherwise a fearful situation will be developed and children may lose confidence in the educative system too.

Take neutral and sensible steps

Suppose a situation happens, don’t question the students like they have really done the mistake or never give a visible defensive support for the other students. Instead be genuine and try to hear the story from the beginning. This kind of approach develops a relationship between the teacher and student, which develops a secure feeling for communication.

Remember, each situation has its own version of good and bad. Always deal a matter after finding the real cause, rather than taking a standardized approach. Anyhow always create a strong channel with the children so that they can freely approach you for a solution if a problem arises. Many studies reveal that proactive steps in building student teacher relationship can improve the quality of education.