ERIC Number: ED218711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Preventive Classroom Management.
Evertson, Carolyn M.; Emmer, Edmund T.
This chapter of "Helping Teachers Manage Classrooms" presents strategies and processes that teachers can use to establish well-managed classrooms. These recommendations are based on the results of year-long descriptive studies of the management methods used by third grade teachers and by seventh and eighth grade English and mathematics teachers. Before the school year begins, management planning should include determining expected student behaviors, translating those expectations into procedures and rules, and identifying consistent and reasonable consequences for either failing or succeeding in following the rules. During the first part of the school year teachers should explain rules clearly, systematically, and at appropriate times; should involve children in easy tasks providing high success rates; should avoid small group formats or complex procedures until behavior patterns are established; and should expect to review procedures several times. The system can be maintained through a process of monitoring student behavior, managing inappropriate behavior in straightforward and simple ways, and developing student accountability through clear two-way communications. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Behavior Standards, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Planning, Prevention, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role
Not available separately; see EA 014 720.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Chapter 1 of "Helping Teachers Manage Classrooms" (EA 014 720). For related documents, see EA 014 720-728.