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. During his life, Ginott was a clinical psychologist, parent educator, and author. Hami communication styles, languages, boundaries, implied knowledge and methods of discipline in the home can have an impact on classroom behavior. Only with prerequisite instruction of communication norms and rules would his theory work when crossing cultural boundaries.

Because Ginott believed that there was only unacceptable behavior he encourages parents and teachers to avoid using personal identification when addressing interactions. Music Educators Journal, 88 no 5p Classroom Management Theorists and Theories.

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. If teachers want civil behavior, they should model it for students. Communlcation, sarcasm, and other forms of put-downs should always be avoided.

Main Points

Later he moved on to work with troubled children at the Jacksonville Guidance Clinic in Florida. Also, many teachers would say that they try to be accepting and respectful of their students. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Views Read Latest draft Edit View history. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Ginott also recommends ignoring offensive hsim rather than making a big deal out of it.


In order for teacher to make a positive impact, Ginotts stated three things: In fact, the idea of basing a classroom on good communication is widely regarded as essential to student learning and self-esteem.

The effective teacher should correct students by directing them to proper behavior examples. He believed that communicatjon was no such thing as an unacceptable child, only unacceptable behaviors. Teachers confer dignity on their students by treating them as social equals capable of making good decisions.

Main Points – Congruent Communication

He encouraged parents and teacher to set clear boundaries for behaviors while acknowledging and exploring emotions feelings. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This could be done in a class meeting setting, a daily opener or an evaluation process of some kind. Teachers should not pry into their privacy nor should they mask their commubication emotions to try to hide something.

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Good communication cannot take place if one party feels belittled. It may be implemented on its own as a classroom management system or it may be included into others.

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For this same reason, it is also important to have the rules and specific consequences posted and remind students of them often.

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. Haim Ginott was born in Israel in This is a useful technique for getting students used to procedures and also helps keep negative feelings at bay. Retrieved from ” https: This site uses cookies. 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.


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. Still others are encouraged to voice their opinions strongly and loudly no matter what anyone else says. The Clearing House, 74 no 4. Many students do not. Practical tips in for the classroom include ignoring disruptive behavior until the teacher can speak to the student about it positively and privately.

Students should never experience any teacher belittling them. He studied clinical psychology at Columbia University in New York City, earning his doctoral degree in 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.

What indicators do you think Ginott could have used to evaluate how successful teachers are at communicating with their students. First, Ginott went back to school as a young man to become a communocation. 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 This could cause misunderstandings and hard feelings between students and the teacher.

Learning always takes place in the present tense.

Others are brought up to remain in silence when an adult is speaking. Haim Ginott was born in Israel in He studied clinical psychology at Columbia University in New York City earning his doctoral degree in Being brief and clear also helps minimize interruptions in the classroom instead of making spectacles out of minor misbehavior.