ERIC Number: ED206567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
This booklet describes a foundation for effective classroom management and focuses on some of the basic processes involved in creating a cooperative atmosphere in the classroom. Four topics are considered: the beginning of the school year, selecting and arranging activities, monitoring and timing activities in the classroom, and stopping misbehavior. Examples are offered of effective procedures for dealing with each of these topics. Descriptions are given of successful ways to pace activities to minimize possibilities for misbehavior, selecting occasions for intervention, sequencing classroom activities, and handling transitions from one activity to another. Recommendations are made for dealing with "hard core" disruptive students, punishment, and behavior modification. It is pointed out that effective management requires: (1) extensive knowledge of what is likely to happen in classrooms; (2) ability to process a large amount of information rapidly; and (3) skill in carrying out effective actions over a long period of time. (JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction, Intervention, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Time on Task
Kappa Delta Pi, P.O. Box A, West Lafayette, IN 47906 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kappa Delta Pi, West Lafayette, IN.
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