1. Interview a teacher who is currently teaching in one of the following grades: prek-6th
grade but not a teacher who has multiple age groups, i.e. music teacher, PE teacher,
pull-out special education, etc. The Teacher Interview questions are below.
Teacher Interview Questions
1. General information:
• Grade level
• Name (optional)
• School (optional)
• Town/district (optional)
• Number of years taught (optional)
2. How have you structured your classroom to minimize conflict?
3. What are your classroom rules? Do all teachers in your school have the same
4. How do you inform students of your behavioral expectations and introduce the
5. What consequences are implemented when a student misbehaves?
6. How do you keep track of student discipline?
7. How do you acknowledge students who are following the rules?
8. Describe the toughest discipline situation that you have encountered. How did
you handle it?
9. What is the biggest problem that you see regarding classroom discipline?
10. What role should the principal and parents play in classroom discipline?
2. After completing the interview, write an analysis of the responses. Include the following
information in the analysis:
• Identify what types of rules are used and whether they are appropriate for the
age/grade level (refer to the Module 5 Notes and Resources).
• Identify which types of consequences are used for misbehavior: natural, logical
(restitution, rehearsal, temporary loss of privilege), or unrelated. (Refer to
Chapter 11 as well as Module 5 Notes when discussing consequences and
• Discuss if the rewards used are positive consequences that will enhance the
development of self-discipline and intrinsic motivation. (Refer to Chapter 11 as
well as Module 5 Notes when discussing consequences and rewards.)
3. Complete the assignment in MS Word and submit it through the Assignment Drop
Box. ***Remember to submit both the responses to the interview and the analysis
of the interview.CHLD/EDUC 4311
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