A Dignified Way: Raising the Standards of Classroom Discipline

This is a webinar that that I did for the Islamic Teacher Education Program. I presented standards of true discipline (i.e. guiding student behaviour) based upon the Discipline with Dignity framework, which emphasizes dignified conduct by the teacher. DWD was a term first coined by Mendler and Curwin for students who were at-risk.

These standards, originally developed by Mendler and Curwin as outcomes of the Discipline with Dignity model, in this presentation, also draw upon the teaching methodology of the Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace) in perfecting good character, as well as best practices in discipline as found in contemporary models of education.

With a focus on the aims of Islamic education, Muslim educators can authentically apply these standards within a modern context, and thus, bring students closer to the prophetic model of behaviour and conduct in the family, in the community and with God.

I cover three core topics in A Dignified Way:

An introduction to the Discipline with Dignity model (DWD)
The 8 standards of practice for any classroom
How to model the behaviour you want to see in your students

~ by Omaira on December 11, 2012.

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