Being in charge of a classroom of students, it can be very challenging to meet every student’s needs and keep a level of control. Many teachers have formed different ways to maintain discipline in the classroom and manage students. There are many popular discipline techniques such as using positive reinforcement to motivate students to behave, instead of negative reinforcement for example corporal punishment or humiliation. Moreover, many teachers opt for the use of problem-solving and class involvement in a classroom argument so that students would feel that their opinions are heard and that they can learn the worth of self-awareness and self-reliance to solve issues or difficulties.
Maintaining a good classroom management is important in order to keep student discipline. Teachers need to constantly practice good classroom management to reduce student behavioral issues. In order to do so, educators need to understand how SEL (social and emotional learning) influences the quality of teacher and student relationships. The collaborative for academic, emotional and social learning defines SEL as “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”