ERIC Number: ED100894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Multiple Choice; A Handbook for Informalizing the Classroom.
Kattef, Esther; Manzelli, Jane
This manual suggests ways to informalize and individualize the classroom through a transitional approach. It is organized by subject matter and in the order in which the classrooms may be changed from traditional to individualized. Trust is the basic premise on which the informalized classroom operates, and an effort is made to show how to develop a trust relationship between the teacher and students, and among the students themselves. One section of the manual deals with how the process of informalizing and individualizing the classroom begins, touching on organization, scheduling, log and record keeping, and evaluation. Examples are included. The problem of the physical structure of the room is next covered, with ideas on how to rearrange rooms to make the area more conducive to the more informalized teaching approach. Ways to individualize various subjects (reading, math, language arts, science, social studies, and activity period) are described, with examples and learning materials included. A description of a typical day in an informalized classroom concludes the document. (JCW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Design, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Informal Organization, Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Sciences, Self Esteem, Social Studies, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods
New England School Development Council, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02160 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England School Development Council, Newton, MA.