ERIC Number: ED218723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Disruptive Student Behavior in the Classroom. What Research Says to the Teacher.
Swick, Kevin J.
Recent research suggests that student behavior is influenced by many factors, and teacher responses to disorderly conduct must be based upon a careful assessment of each student's current situation as well as of the teacher's own role in the classroom. This review of the literature discusses common factors affecting student behavior; underlines the need for identifying behavior problems early and communicating with students and parents; and suggests 15 positive responses to behavior problems that are suitable to different circumstances. Five teacher behaviors that can influence student behaviors are discussed: modeling good behavior, designing suitable learning spaces, interacting with students, responding to student attempts to improve, and assessing student learning for purposes of promoting development. The possible impact of non-classroom staff, the curriculum, and the community on both the development of and the solutions to behavior problems is also explored. The document concludes with a listing of the 70 references concerning student behavior and discipline cited in the literature review, and two dozen additional references on the topic. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Techniques, Community Influence, Discipline, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, School Community Relationship, Staff Role, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role
National Education Association (NEA) Distribution Center, The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1050-7-00; $2.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.