Classroom Management Esl

Presented by: Hariz Razak Haizad Assertive tactics Vs Congruent comm.


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LEE CANTER(teacher)

MARLENE CANTER(social worker specializing in special education)

DEFINITION AND DESCRIPTIONLee Canter and Marlene Canter found that many teachers were unable to manage the undesirable behaviour that occurred in their classrooms.Based on their investigation and research, they developed assertive disciplines. Assertive discipline is a systematic and objective way of ensuring a teacher-controlled classroom.

It is also called the "take-control" approach to teaching, as the teacher controls their classroom in a firm but positive manner.This theory requires teachers to be assertive rather than passive or hostile(teacher-controlled).

The teacher creates a set of behaviour rules for the class and a set of negative consequences that result if the rules are not followed.Example: Persistent use of first-languageestablish a set of class rules and develop a penalty system for when they use their first-language

GOALS/OBJECTIVESTo allow teachers to engage students in the learning process uninterrupted by students misbehaviour(eg: overly dependent on teacher, does not show interest in learning English)To help teachers become the captains of their classrooms and positively influence their students' behaviour.


APPROACHES/STRATEGIESDecide which rules (4 or 5 are best) you wish to implement in your classroom.Raise up their hands when answering the question, do not disturb others, speak in English, be quiet when teacher is speakingDetermine negative consequences for noncomplianceTime-out, extra homework, Determine positive consequences for appropriate behaviour.Verbal praise, giving stars

List the rules on the board along with the positive and negative consequences.Have the students write the rules and take them home to be signed by the parents and returned.


StrengthsFoundation of mutual trust and positive relationships with students and earn their respectDevelop good class controlStudent expectations are clearly statedRules and limitations are also clearly stated

WeaknessesTheories will not work without positive relationships and respect from teacher and students.Teaching style may not fit the needs of all studentsCan be a bad way to start off the yearTeachers can become over controlling

StrengthsNo interruption from students during teaching & learning session.Simple and well-structured plan.Teachers are in power to control the students.WeaknessesMinimal students interaction.Limited to three types of teacher. This approach fails to promote self-direction in students.Students are not allowed to give ideas.

StrengthsPunishment will make students avoid breaking rules and positive reinforcement will encourage good behaviour. Positive, caring, and productive classroom environment

WeaknessesThe practice of warning students by putting their names on the board may entice some students to misbehave who otherwise would not.Negative consequences or punishment stimulates rebellion and promotes the very behavior it is designed to eliminate.



Set an example and start discipline from the beginning.Be firm in classroom management.E.g : Make Learn A Word A Day as a classroutine.

Start Being Consistent With Discipline and Classroom Routine


Explain why rules & consequences are needed, teach and review the rules frequentlyE.g : Always remind and encourage students to use English.

Familiarise students with the plan


Develop a consistent rules & procedures


Maintain a careful balance between penalties for misbehaviours/ errors and positive reinforcement

Social reinforces words, smiles, praises Positive notes Special awards/ privilegesVerbal WarningTime out Detention Parental Phone Establishing RewardsEstablishing Consequences

DONT BE BIASED! Avoid showing favoritism towards particular students.

Application of the ModelMaria is quite docile in class. She does little socializing with other students and rarely show interest in learning English. She is physically present but makes little effort or contribution in learning and using English. Uncooperative student

Make the class expectations clear to Maria.Give rewards and positive comments whenever Maria made any improvement. Provide a language-rich environment skits, role play, language gamesDeal with errors appropriately. Be consistent when you follow through with consequences. (e.g : when Maria keep on using Malay )

Theories of Congruent Communication

Strength & Weaknesses



Practicality of Theories

The practically of the theories in a local ESL classroomWhy we use it..Ginott believe that the teachers personal approach is the most influential element in creating the climate that contributes to children behaviour in the classroom whether positive or negativeTeachers accept responsibility for creating the climate for proper behaviour.If teachers demonstrate understanding when a child makes a mistake, he or she will be more willing to keep learning.Encourages teachers to set clear boundaries for behaviours while acknowledging and exploring emotions.

Does it appeal to me?Yes

Reasons for using this theoriesHaim Ginotts theories about communication and the importance of positive relationships may be more applicable to a secondary classroom than the elementary one simply because students are more able to respond and contribute, however several basic principles can be included in any classroom. It may be implemented on its own as a classroom management system or it may be included into others. One advantage of Ginotts theory is that it can be weaved in relatively easily to any existing classroom or school management system without disruption.

Being brief and clear also helps minimize interruptions in the classroom instead of making spectacles out of minor misbehavior. For example, if a typical disruption occurs like a student out of their seat, the teacher could quietly tell that student that it is distracting for others to have someone walking around the room rather than yelling in front of the class. For this same reason, it is also important to have the rules and specific consequences posted and remind students of them often.

ConclusionAssertive tactics

Teacher being firm to pupils but in positive manner.Congruent communicationHarmonious communication between a teacher and pupils.