ERIC Number: ED156314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
The Last Straw: A Handbook of Solutions to School Behavior Problems.
Volkmann, Christina S.
This informally written handbook for elementary school teachers describes typical classroom behavioral problems and proposes ways of dealing with them. The "problem" student is identified as one who requires the teacher's personal energy or reactions, drawing attention away from the remainder of the class and creating added burdens for the teacher. Nineteen specific categories of problem students are described, including the bully, the quiet one, the superior snob, and the sneak. For each category, possible solutions to the behavior problem are described. Penalties that students may be subjected to in case the solutions prove inadequate are also suggested. In addition to this, general suggestions pertaining to ways of building a classroom behavioral foundation are discussed. These include daily, informal conversation sessions which allow for free discourse between teacher and students, parental involvement, and careful attention to the physical arrangement of the classroom. (CM)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
R & E Research Associates, Inc., 936 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94303 (Paper, $6.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A