Unfortunately, any educators confuse “classroom management” with “discipline.”
The essential differences between curriculum, instruction, classroom management, and discipline is important. A clear understanding of the the differences between each assists in teachers’ becoming more effective and efficient in each category. Most importantly, understanding the differences between the four areas can pinpoint the cause of problems.
Rules are meant to control, not inspire. They aim at teaching obedience—rather than promoting responsibility. Rules are necessary in games, but between people rules create adversarial relationships due the enforcement mentality. Learn a much more effective approach to promote responsible behavior and reduce discipline problems.
Procedures are the key to successful classroom management.