Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Cultural Context: Discipline
Discipline and guidance are major components of a preschool program. You need to establish your own philosophy before you can communicate this with parents. Review the following quizzes to reflect on your opinion of discipline and guidance.
Review Table 7:1 in your text, “Approaches to Guidance and Discipline with Young Children,” and choose two extrinsic reinforcers/rewards and two intrinsic reinforcers/punishments. Give an example of each choice to demonstrate your understanding of “How It Works” and explain why it is an appropriate choice for a defiant child. Explain what you would say to a parent who might question your decision to use this method. Finally, share with your classmates your favorite extrinsic reward for a 3-year-old.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates by choosing two of their examples and listing a different type of guidance/discipline than the ones they offered. Explain why your choice would be more effective than their options, and remember to be respectful in your response.