ERIC Number: ED251973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Effective Use of Classroom Time.
Beginning with general observations on the human element in excellent teaching that often goes unnoticed by researchers, this speaker provides a wide range of suggestions for making more effective use of class time. These suggestions pertain to monitoring time on and off task, classroom organization and planning, making assignments, clarifying expectations, improving distribution of materials, assigning seats, grouping students vs. working with individuals, working with groups, rules for behavior, interactive instruction, reviewing, organizing information, checking for understanding, reteaching, oral reading, summarizing, establishing a supportive environment, and monitoring student outcomes. A summary lists the advantages and disadvantages of some major teaching strategies: lecture, discussion, drill and practice, independent study, group investigation, laboratory approach, discovery, the learning center, simulation, behavior modification, performance-based learning activity packages, and "do-look-learn" (teacher-guided, small group instruction). References and handouts are included. (TE)
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Teaching Styles, Time Management, Time on Task
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Sattes, Beth D., Ed. Promoting School Excellence through the Application of Effective Schools Research: Summary and Proceedings of a 1984 Regional Exchange Workshop. See EA 017 379.