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Managing Classroom Problems.
Long, James D.
Schools need to meet unique problems through the development of special classroom management techniques. Factors which contribute to classroom problems include lack of supervision at home, broken homes, economic deprivation, and a desire for peer attention. The educational atmosphere should encourage creativity for both the student and the teacher. Teachers should not merely react to the environment as good or bad but operate on the environment to change it. Teachers often rely too heavily on reinforcement or feedback from the environment and should exercise self control and self management. Teachers need to exercise greater control in manipulating the consequences of their own behavior. Personal relationships are reciprocal, and, when positive reinforcement is given, positive feedback is likely to result. Another method by which teachers might cope with work-related problems is to cultivate social and athletic interests outside of school. Inservice programs can assist teachers in the development of self-management strategies. (JN)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Creative Teaching, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Locus of Control, Professional Recognition, Self Control, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Morale, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Note: For related document, see SP 014 622.