Protocol Dissemination Coordinator, Division of Educational Resources, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620
Guides - General
This student guide is part of a protocol learning module designed to teach the concept and use of group alerting in classroom management. The entire module consists of this guide, a protocol film, and testing materials. The student guide contains: (1) instruction in the use of protocol modules, (2) a discussion of the concept of group alerting and its use in deterring disruptive behavior in the classroom, (3) lessons for recognition of instances of group alerting in classroom situations, and (4) practice exercises for applying the concept of group alerting in simulated teaching situations. The principle which underlies the concept of group alerting is that teacher behaviors designed to keep students alert will increase on-task behavior and reduce deviant behavior in the classroom. Three techniques of group alerting are noted: (1) questioning techniques--the teacher frames a question and pauses before calling on a reciter rather than naming a reciter and then giving the question; (2) recitation strategy--the teacher calls on reciters at random rather than calling on them in a predetermined sequence; and (3) alerting cues--the teacher alerts nonperformers that they may be called on. (HMD)
For related documents, see SP 007 995-SP 008 002 and SP 008 004-007
1 - Available on microfiche
Utah State Univ., Logan. Utah Protocol Materials Project.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.