Abstract: Problems related to the classroom discipline are of great interest, at some point, and thus they become a focus in the research of fundamental and applied pedagogical studies. This article classifies the most common cases of disorders in the classroom discipline, based on the results from a contemporary research in this field. Some facts and myths concerning classroom discipline and its nature are discussed. Fundamental approaches towards discipline management, generated in 20th century, are reviewed. The author attempts to outline the framework of an integrative approach, promoting discipline, based on the idea that communication processes and interactions in the classroom are to be managed by the means of well- developed social, and respectively, communication competences of the teacher.
Key words: discipline, classroommanagement, supportive andpositivecommunication
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 3, March 2012, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464