ERIC Number: ED223570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Organizing and Managing the Elementary School Classroom.
Evertson, Carolyn M.; And Others
This manual was built around eleven "prescriptions" for the successful management of the elementary school classroom. Each section is prefaced by an advisory statement: (1) "readying the classroom"--classroom space and materials should be ready for the beginning of the school year; (2) "planning rules and procedures"--behaviors should be defined as acceptable or unacceptable, and a list of classroom rules and procedures should be developed; (3) "consequences"--consequences of appropriate and inappropriate behavior should be communicated to students; (4) "teaching rules and procedures"--lesson plans should include rules or procedures, when and how objectives will be taught, and when re-learning or practice will occur; (5) "beginning of school activities"--activities for the first few days of school should involve all students and maintain a group focus; (6) "strategies for potential problems"--strategies should be planned to deal with potential problems which could upset the classroom organization and management; (7) "monitoring"--student behavior should be monitored closely; (8) "stopping inappropriate behavior"--inappropriate and disruptive behavior should be stopped quickly; (9) "organizing instruction"--instruction should be organized to provide learning activities at suitable levels for all students; (10) "student accountability"--procedures that keep children responsible for their work should be developed; and (11) "instructional clarity"--the presentation of information and the giving of directions should be clear. In each section, a discussion is given of the rationale for the prescription, followed by guidelines for achieving the stated objective, class activities, and a narrative case study. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Beginning of School Year; First Impressions
Note: For related document, see SP 021 323. Prepared by the Classroom Organization and Effective Teaching Project.