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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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. He did not become a professional teacher and did not work himself on a daily basis in the classroom.

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Many students do not. 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 Gnott During his life, Ginott was a clinical psychologist, parent educator, and author. 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 This could cause misunderstandings and hard congryent between students and the teacher.

He believed that there was no such thing as an unacceptable child, only unacceptable behaviors. He encouraged parents and teacher to set clear boundaries for behaviors while acknowledging and exploring emotions feelings.

If there is a problem teachers should address it, not the character of the student and should always strive to guide students to acceptable behavior rather than criticize. Revisiting Ginott’s congruent communication after thirty years So what is congruent communication?

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.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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. Being brief and clear also helps minimize interruptions in the classroom instead of making spectacles out of minor misbehavior.


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. 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. Policies and guidelines Contact us.

In other languages Add links. This site uses cookies. He believed that children are supported by strict boundaries and rules.

Haim GINOTT: DISCIPLINE THROUGH congruent COMMUNICATION by Pamela Patrick on Prezi

His congruent communication has had a positive impact on many classrooms. Name-calling, sarcasm, and other forms of put-downs should always be avoided. There is one final tip from Ginott regarding classroom management: One of the best ways to improve student behavior is for the teacher to actively confer ginoht on the students.

The Clearing House, 74 no 4. Teachers should not pry into their privacy nor should they mask their own emotions to try to hide something.

Haim Ginott:Discipline through Congruent Communication

Haim Ginott was born in Israel in Practical tips in for the classroom include ignoring disruptive behavior until the teacher can speak to the student about it positively and privately. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat 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.

If teachers want civil behavior, they should model it for students. There is 1 pending change awaiting review. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Different communication styles, languages, boundaries, implied knowledge and methods of discipline in the home can have an impact on classroom behavior. Rewards, on haij other hand are often not understood or put pressure on students to perform and should therefore be given very carefully.


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

Despite his death in his theories are being kept alive by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. This could be done in a class meeting setting, a daily opener or an evaluation process of some kind. Others are brought up to remain in silence when an adult is speaking.

Commubication studied clinical psychology at Columbia University in New York City, earning his doctoral degree in 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.

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.

Teachers confer dignity on their students by treating them as social equals capable of making good decisions. For this same reason, it is also important to have the rules and specific consequences posted and remind students of them often. In fact, the idea of basing a classroom on good communication ginitt widely regarded as essential to student learning and self-esteem. Classroom Management Theorists and Theories. Good communication cannot take place if one party feels belittled.

Classroom Management Theorists and Theories/Haim Ginott

Later he moved on to work with troubled children at the Jacksonville Guidance Clinic in Florida. In order for teacher to make a positive impact, Ginotts stated three things: Still others are encouraged to voice their opinions strongly and loudly no matter what anyone communivation says. Ginott defines this practice as harmonious communication between teacher and students.