School discipline refers to the rules and strategies applied in school to manage student’s behaviour and practices for encouraging self-discipline. It addresses school-wide, classroom, and individual student needs through broad prevention, targeted intervention, and development of self-discipline.
The purpose of school discipline is to give children a feeling of security by telling them what they may and may not do.
It helps children to avoid frequent feelings of guilt and shame for misbehaviour-feelings that inevitably lead to unhappiness and poor adjustment.
Discipline enables children to live according to standards approved by the social group and thus win social approval.
Through discipline, children learn to behave in a way that leads to praise that, they interpret as indications of love and acceptance which is essential to successful adjustment and happiness.
Discipline serves as an ego-bolstering motivation, which encourages children to accomplish what is required of them. It helps children to develop a can “internalized voice” that guides them in making their own decisions and controlling their behaviour.
The factors which affect school discipline are – lack of leadership in teachers, the current educational systems, lack of sustaining ideal in the students and economic difficulties.
co-curricular activities importance
Co-curricular activities earlier known as “Extracurricular activities” are the components of the non-academic curriculum that helps to develop various facts about the personality development of a child.
Various social and other types of activities like literary, social services etc. which attracted the attention of a child were considered Extracurricular activities. These Extracurricular activities have been renamed by the educationalists as “co-curricular, which implies that all these activities are a part of the school curriculum.
Activities like debates, elocution, sports extempore, games, music, drama etc. help in achieving the overall functioning of education. It stimulates playing, acting, speaking and narration abilities in a student.
Here are some of the advantages of Co-curricular activities:
1) These activities are critical to fostering artistic creativity and stimulating reasoning and problem-solving skills in students.
2)Besides making education interesting, cross-curricular activities allow students to discover their strengths and talents outside of academia.
3)The activities help teachers to identify weaknesses in students and enable them to work on those weaknesses.
4)Through co-curricular activities, students learn time management and leadership skills.
5) Students are allowed to interact with each other, participate in group activities that help them develop social etiquette.