ERIC Number: ED218715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Rohrkemper, Mary M.
To manage classrooms successfully, teachers must monitor carefully the relationships between their own actions and those actions' intended and unintended results, since erroneous perceptions of these relationships can cause problems. Teachers can act inappropriately when their goals are mistaken, as for instance when they develop false expectations of students, fail to recognize who "owns" problems, or misread the need for rewards or praise. This chapter of "Helping Teachers Manage Classrooms" discusses these problem areas and presents strategies for monitoring student perceptions of teachers actions, including group and individual observation methods, use of class discussion, and techniques for interviewing students directly. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Problems, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Interviews, Outcomes of Education, Reinforcement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Behavior, Student Reaction, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role
Not available separately; see EA 014 720.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Problem Ownership
Note: Chapter 5 of "Helping Teachers Manage Classrooms" (EA 014 720). For related documents, see EA 014 720-728.