ERIC Number: ED178419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Management in the Social Studies Class. How to Do It Series, Series 2, No. 7.
Sullivan, Cheryl Granade
Classroom management is discussed in terms of effective instruction, successful group management, maximum use of space, time, and resources, meaningful discipline, student rights, and change strategies. The discussion of effective instruction stresses appropriateness, completeness, clarity, and a variety of lessons. Techniques for successful group management include the teacher's ability to attend to several issues at once and to achieve smoothness in ongoing academic activities, group focus, student accountability, and a variety of activities. Suggestions for maximum use of space, time, and resources refer not only to the teacher who has his/her own classroom but also to the floating teacher. Measures for assuring effective handling of routine matters include learning students' names immediately, providing activities during roll call, returning papers efficiently, making available enrichment materials, and developing standard operating procedures. Classroom discipline is discussed in terms of preventing and dealing with problems through reality therapy, behavior modification, and changing expectations. Legal rights of students are presented relative to Supreme Court cases. Finally, the author outlines steps for initiating change through force field analysis which includes a written statement of the goal, a brainstorming session, selection of appropriate ideas, and development of a plan of action. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Civil Rights, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Effectiveness
National Council for the Social Studies, 3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 ($1.00 paper copy, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 080-081 and ED 088 756