ERIC Number: ED266532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-26
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Objectives for Supervision in the Elementary Classroom.
Research on elementary teaching practices has provided a list of effective teacher behaviors. This list can be used as a menu from which administrators and teachers can select objectives that will serve the teachers as goals for improvement and the administrators as criteria for teacher evaluation. The behaviors listed in this paper have been divided into five areas. First, as an organizer the teacher determines that students are ready, selects materials for variety, prepares the materials prior to the lesson, presents the materials appropriately, and handles the materials in an orderly manner. Second, as an instructor the teacher determines that material has academic content, gives students clear directions, emphasizes main points, asks low and high order questions, conducts reviews, and ignores irrelevancies. Third, as an expediter the teacher begins promptly, shifts without delays, uses smooth transitions, maintains momentum, and keeps on task. Fourth, as a facilitator the teacher circulates and supervises seatwork, assists individual students, checks comprehension, praises specific behavior, evaluates responses, and explains errors. Fifth, as a monitor the teacher specifies rules of conduct, stops or prevents misconduct, and suggests alternative behaviors. The research supporting adoption of the behaviors is cited. Six pages of references are also included. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (10th, Denver, CO, November 22-26, 1985).