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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From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. One of the best ways to improve student behavior is for the teacher communicatjon actively confer dignity on the students. In other languages Add links. 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 congrhent in front of the class.

To find out more, including how to haimm cookies, see here: Beat the Drum Lightly: Students should never experience any teacher belittling them.

Throughout his life Haim Ginott was a clinical psychologist, parent educator, and congrueny of three books including Between Parent and ChildBetween Parent and Teenagerand Teacher and Child Because Ginott believed conbruent there was only unacceptable behavior he encourages parents and teachers to avoid using personal identification when addressing interactions.

Rewards, on the other hand are often not understood or put pressure on students to perform and should therefore be given very carefully. Learning always takes place in the present tense. It may be implemented on its own as a classroom management system or it may be included into others.

In fact, the idea of basing a classroom on good communication is widely regarded as congrjent to student learning and self-esteem. Teachers should not pry into their privacy nor should they mask their own emotions to try to hide something. This site uses cookies. Gihott Clearing House, 74 no 4.


Good communication cannot take place if one party feels belittled. He believed that there was no such thing as an unacceptable child, only unacceptable behaviors.

What indicators do you think Ginott could have used to evaluate how successful teachers are at communicating with their students. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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.

His congruent communication has had a positive impact on many classrooms. Only with prerequisite instruction of communication norms and rules would his theory work when crossing cultural boundaries. This could cause misunderstandings and hard feelings between students and the teacher. 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.

Haim Ginott:Discipline through Congruent Communication

The theory accepts and acknowledges the feelings of both students and teachers and is based on the idea that there is no such thing as an unacceptable child, only unacceptable behaviors. Ginott also recommends ignoring offensive language rather than making a big deal out of it. Some students are brought up not trusting others and wanting to manipulate.

Still others are encouraged to voice their opinions strongly and loudly no matter what anyone else says.

Policies and guidelines Contact us. Being brief and clear also helps minimize interruptions in the classroom instead of making spectacles out of minor misbehavior. Practical tips in for the classroom include ignoring disruptive behavior until the teacher can speak to the student about it positively and privately.

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Teachers confer dignity on their students by treating them as social equals capable of making good decisions. So what is congruent communication?

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. 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.


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During his life, Ginott was a clinical psychologist, parent educator, and author. Music Educators Journal, 88 no 5p This could be done in a class meeting setting, a daily opener or an evaluation process of some kind. This does not mean just language barriers, which do exist in many places, but children who have never learned how to have a mature conversation.

First, Ginott went back to school as a young man to become a psychologist. Teachers should always be respectful of student needs. Revisiting Ginott’s congruent communication after thirty years He studied clinical psychology at Columbia University in New York City, earning his doctoral degree in For naim same reason, it is also important to have the rules and specific consequences posted and remind students of them coongruent.

He believed that children are supported by strict boundaries and rules. Many students do not. Classroom Management Theorists and Theories. He encouraged parents and teacher to set clear boundaries for behaviors while acknowledging and exploring emotions feelings. In order for teacher to make a positive impact, Ginotts stated three things: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat