ERIC Number: ED231796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Why, How To, and This & That from Howell School.
This curriculum package is based upon the use of contracts which allow the student to make some choices and receive immediate, positive reinforcement. Mathematics and language arts are individualized using teacher-made and commercial materials. Activities described present social science, science, health, music, language arts, and safety to students, with opportunities for group interaction. Interest centers, group interaction discussions, and student government are a part of this individualized program, with emphasis on self control and concern for others. Section I discusses ego development and self discipline and describes group therapy and reality therapy sessions. Basic elements of individualized instruction are discussed with suggestions on drawing up individual performance contracts and identifying main concepts that need to be learned in specific subjects. Teacher enthusiasm is emphasized. The second section is devoted to suggestions on how to develop student self control and how to individualize instruction. The final section provides guidance on class activities, parent conferences, special projects, and physical fitness activities. Sample charts for the daily use of the teacher in overseeing, guiding, and evaluating student progress are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Group Dynamics, Individualized Instruction, Performance Contracts, Positive Reinforcement, Self Concept, Student Motivation, Teacher Developed Materials
Box Elder County School District, 280 W. 2nd St., Brigham City, UT 84302 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Box Elder County School District, UT.