Teaching Students with Special Needs: Behavior Management

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IntroductionBehavior management is all about classroom management, and knowing the correct ways in which to discipline a child. Here the term, Pedagogy comes into reference. It means the "art" of being a teacher, knowing the correct strategies and being up to date with how to keep the student engaged and active in the classroom. The term, at a general level, means the art of instruction. Instruction being direction, giving the students a direction and keeping them focused on their task. Classroom management and management of a student and student body, as a whole, is an art, or skill which teachers acquire over time and through strategic techniques. A teacher's never "born" with these skills and needs a certain amount of experience and use of different techniques before the art of student and classroom management can be mastered. These "skills" not only let the teacher to discipline the child, but also connect with them at a psychological level, making it easy for the child and the teacher, both, to learn something.

In this report, we will discuss the different models of discipline, developed over time and applied in educational institutes in order to get the best results out of their students. We will examine how these models work, what strategies are acquired and what skills are honed and polished in students through these models. We will see how effective they are and to what degree and what is the reason behind their success. Then we will pick three of the models and then compare their strategies and see how effective they are and which is more effective. Comparison of the three models will come next and their approach to preventive behavior management.

The Models of DisciplineOver the years, educators developed a set of nine models of discipline, in order to...