ERIC Number: ED309158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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A Case Study of an Effective Teacher in a Suburban Mainstreamed Classroom.
Nowacek, Jane; Saunders, Shari
This tightly focused profile of an exceptionally able elementary school teacher includes background material on her youth and early years in teaching as well as an in-depth analysis of her teaching methods and relationships with students. Videotapes of her classroom performance and retrospective interviews were used to obtain information. An outstanding teacher in many areas of elementary education, she was particularly effective with mainstreamed children with reading difficulties. Eight themes were identified in her interactions with her students: (1) concepts made visually concrete; (2) frequent questioning; (3) student helpfulness to peers encouraged; (4) independent thinking praised; (5) self-concept of students promoted; (6) student responsibility for active participation in classroom encouraged; (7) structured rules and routines; and (8) nonverbal behavior used for maximizing instructional time and/or student attention. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).