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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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In an ideal classroom according to Ginott, the teacher would be more of a facilitator for conversations that include every member of the class and address all the important issues.

Classroom Management Theorists and Theories/Haim Ginott

Teachers confer dignity on their students by treating them as social equals capable of making good decisions. Later he moved on to work with troubled children at the Jacksonville Guidance Clinic in Florida. This could be done in a class meeting setting, a daily opener or an evaluation process of some kind. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world.

Because Ginott believed that there was only unacceptable behavior he encourages parents and teachers to avoid using personal identification when addressing interactions.

Many students do not. By continuing to use this website, you agree gihott their use. Revisiting Ginott’s congruent communication after thirty years There is one final tip from Ginott regarding classroom management: Others are brought up to remain in silence when an adult is speaking. 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.


Main Points – Congruent Communication

In other languages Add links. Different communication styles, languages, boundaries, implied knowledge and methods of discipline in the home can have an impact on classroom behavior. During his life, Ginott was a clinical psychologist, parent educator, and author.

Ginott wrote that teachers often speak too much and that brevity on the part of the teacher will contribute to feelings of validation for the students. 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.

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Ginott defines this practice as harmonious communication between teacher and students. Practical tips in for the classroom include ignoring disruptive behavior until the teacher can speak to the student about it positively and privately.

His congruent communication has had a positive impact on many classrooms. He encouraged parents and teacher to set clear boundaries for behaviors while acknowledging and exploring emotions feelings. Haim Ginott was born in Israel in He believed that there was no such thing as an unacceptable child, only unacceptable behaviors.


This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Views Read Latest draft Edit View history. In general, teachers should accept their students both for their person and for comumnication behavior. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Music Educators Journal, 88 no 5p What indicators do you think Ginott could have used to evaluate how successful teachers are at communicating with their students.

He studied clinical psychology at Columbia University in New York City, earning his doctoral degree in Retrieved from ” https: Third, there are cultural considerations to take into account. In fact, the idea of basing a classroom on good communication is widely regarded as essential to student learning and self-esteem. He did not become a professional teacher and clngruent not work himself on a daily basis in the classroom.

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