Standards are being raised at every educational level to include mandates from the federal government, state governments, regional offices, and local schools. It is imperative that schools translate this increase in standards to teachers in the form of improved teaching practices. This includes productive discipline methodologies, which enables teachers to focus on curricula.
Over the course of a career, teachers must become proficient with discipline strategies to further their craft and assist in the development of the students they encounter. As reported by The American Federation of Teachers (AFT, n.d.), furthering discipline is a community event. One can also argue the AFT's concept of discipline ties in closely with it's views of raising educational standards.
This tutorial exists to help teachers broaden their repertoire of discipline strategies. It will also allow teachers to revisit these strategies as the need arises. Ideas, new research, and specialized forms that are centered on discipline strategies will be eagerly received.