I was researching the Moderate theory, and came across a helpful website (www.education-world.com) with an article entitled Practicing Love and Logic Can Mean Happier Schools. Here are some main ideas.
§ 9 essential skills for teachers
o Neutralize student arguing
o Delay consequence (If you are feeling emotional in the situation, wait to approach the student until the heat has passed)
o Feel Empathy with the students
o Recovery Process
o Have positive student/teacher relationships
o Set limits with enforceable statements
o Have choices and options available to limit power struggles
o Have quick preventative interventions
o Have the students work out their own problems
§ Share the control with the students.
§ Learn about the student’s interest and personality to determine management/discipline.
§ Have recovery areas (Like time-out areas)
§ Empathy first
Applications for Teaching
You can have the students involved in the choice/discipline. The more they are involved, the more they will follow through. Solves the problem together and builds the student/teacher relationships.