ERIC Number: ED290729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb-19
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Teachers for Classroom Management Decisions Using Simulated Open-Ended Video Vignettes.
Smith, Dennie L.; Benavides, Otto
A description is given of the Classroom Management Decision Point Series, a training tool that provides an opportunity for teachers to practice making decisions concerning incidents in elementary and secondary classrooms. This tool may be used in workshop groups or placed in a media center for students to complete the decision making response forms on an individual basis. Open-ended vignettes are presented in a simulation format ending at a decision point requiring the viewer to determine a course of action that would maintain an effective learning environment. Included in the description is an overview of the vignette topics as well as guide for the facilitator of a workshop. A decision making model is outlined, providing a step-by-step guide that may be used to determine an appropriate strategy for dealing with a disruptive classroom situation. A synthesis of some of the more important ideas and research relative to classroom management is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (New Orleans, LA, February 17-20, 1988).