Maintaining Classroom Discipline
Length: 14 Minutes
In Maintaining Classroom Discipline, a struggling teacher learns how to control his recalcitrant students. Mr. Grimes is disappointed with his students low test scores so he takes it out on them by insulting and disrespecting them. Not surprisingly, they respond with more bad behavior and soon he is handing out detention slips to all of them. The film calls Mr. Grimes tactics into question and explains that his kids arent bad, its just that he has created undesirable learning situations. The narrator explains that most infractions are minor, originate in the classroom situation itself, and can be controlled by the teacher. He gives tips on proper methods of punishment, and soon Grimes is respected and liked by his students.