ERIC Number: ED252515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Effective Use of Classroom Time. AEL Occasional Paper 013.
An outline is presented of organizational procedures that teachers can use to maximize the use of classroom time. Specific guidelines are given on how to give homework assignments, how to communicate expectations regarding student work, how to distribute instructional materials, and how to allocate time among various classroom activities. Brief discussions are offered on: (1) using time effectively; (2) classroom organization; (3) grouping students vs. working with individuals; (4) rules for behavior; (5) interactive instruction; (6) supportive environment; and (7) student outcomes. A summary is presented of major teaching strategies currently being used, and their advantages and disadvantages in the classroom. Attachments include: (1) a time-off-task observation manual, accompanied by a classroom seating chart demonstrating its use; (2) a list of focused activities that can take up time which is normally wasted at the beginning or ending of a period; (3) a method for collecting information on a teacher's interaction patterns using a coded seating chart; and (4) a list of brief statements or phrases that may be used to praise students for their performance. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.