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    Which Comes First: Discipline or Instruction?

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    Question: Often it is said that you must have discipline before you can teach or that you must have a good instructional plan before you can expect to have a well-running classroom. Which comes first: Discipline or instruction? Or is it something else?

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    As you explore which comes first, I argue that instruction is paramount and first. When a teacher has a tight lesson in terms of proper pacing, chunking of engaging, student-centered, multiple intelligence based and differentiated instruction, kids do not have time to act off task before the instruction content ...

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    200 words of research and notes are offered to briefly demonstrate the instructional link between discipline and instruction.