Haim Ginott was born in Israel in He studied clinical psychology at Columbia University in New York City, earning his doctoral degree in During his. revisit Ginott’s congruent communication after thirty years and suggest that his theories continue to have rel- evance for middle and secondary school educators . Haim Ginott: Discipline through Congruent Communication Jillian Holst Haim Ginott Clinical psychologist, child therapist, parent educator, and.

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Conrguent does not mean just language barriers, which do exist in many places, but children who have never learned how to have a mature conversation.

In fact, the idea of basing a classroom on good communication is widely regarded as essential to student learning and self-esteem.

By continuing to use this website, you agree hzim their use. Also, many teachers would say that they try to be accepting and respectful of their students. This could cause misunderstandings and hard feelings between students and the teacher.

In general, teachers should accept their students both for their person and for the behavior. Students should never experience any teacher belittling them.

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So what is congruent communication? Learning always takes place in the present tense. If teachers want civil behavior, they should model it for students. Name-calling, sarcasm, and other forms of put-downs should always be avoided. Third, there are cultural considerations to take into account.

He helped teachers and parents to better communicate and work together. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Classroom Management Theorists and Theories. Retrieved from ” https: He believed that children are supported by strict boundaries and rules.

Policies and guidelines Contact us. He did not become a professional teacher and did not work himself on a daily basis in the classroom. Haim Ginott was born in Israel in Haim Ginott was born in Israel in They try to minimize distractions and congruentt pick their battles in the classroom to keep the class running smoothly and coommunication alienate a difficult student. Good communication cannot take place if one party feels belittled.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He studied clinical psychology at Columbia University in New York City, earning his doctoral degree in Different communication styles, languages, boundaries, implied knowledge and methods of discipline in the home can have an impact on classroom behavior.

This suggests that teachers must neither prejudge students nor hold grudges against them for previous misbehaviors. Others are brought up to remain in silence when an adult is speaking. If there is a problem teachers should address it, not the character congrueent the student and should always strive to guide students to acceptable behavior rather than communiaction.

This site uses cookies. What indicators do you think Ginott could have used to evaluate how successful teachers are at communicating with their students. There is congrent final tip from Ginott regarding classroom management: Communivation effective teacher should correct students by directing them to proper behavior examples. Both of these approaches indicate of idea of picking your battles and evaluating the original disruption versus the one the teacher would make resolving it.

Despite his death in his theories are being kept alive by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Beat the Drum Lightly: Some comumnication are brought up not trusting others and wanting to manipulate. Ginott also recommends that punishment should be avoided and only authentic praise should be given and that rewards should only be given strategically and thoughtfully, and NOT all the time. Ginott also recommends ignoring offensive language rather than making a big deal out of it.

Classroom Management Theorists and Theories/Haim Ginott

Ginott wrote cimmunication teachers often speak too much and that brevity on the part of the teacher will contribute to feelings of validation for the students. In other words, teachers should deal with classroom problems using non-aggressive language and that the overall classroom atmosphere should be dealt with, not individual behavior problems. First, Ginott went back to school as a young man to become a psychologist. He believed that there was no such thing as an unacceptable child, only unacceptable behaviors.


Main Points – Congruent Communication

Views Read Latest draft Edit View history. Music Educators Journal, 88 no 5p His congruent communication has had a positive impact on many classrooms. Teachers confer dignity on their students by treating them as social equals capable of making good decisions. Being brief and clear also helps minimize interruptions in the classroom instead of making spectacles out of minor misbehavior.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Still others are encouraged to voice their opinions strongly and loudly no matter what anyone else says. One of the best ways to improve student behavior is for the teacher to actively confer dignity on the students. Teachers should not pry into their privacy nor should they mask their own emotions to try to hide something. Throughout his life Haim Ginott was a clinical psychologist, parent educator, and author of three books including Between Parent and ChildBetween Parent and Teenagerand Teacher and Child Punishment is counter-productive according to Ginott because once it is over the student feels that they have paid for their mistake and are free to commit it again.

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. Fair or not, many people will say that he had no right to tell teachers what to do if he was so far removed from the day to day workings of a classroom.