ERIC Number: ED342769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Behavior Management in K-6 Classrooms. NEA Early Childhood Education Series.
This publication presents a system of proactive classroom management for use in elementary school, grades K-6. Characteristics of the proactive concept are described as: (1) planning for prevention rather than reaction to behavior problems; (2) considering the classroom as a total process of facilitating achievement as well as appropriate behavior; (3) dealing with the entire class rather than with individual student behavior; and (4) defining behavior management as an entire system utilizing the principles of behavior theory rather than isolated techniques. An overview is provided of behavioral principles that will give teachers a broad-based understanding of why children behave and misbehave. A classroom management system is presented based on behavioral principles. The book is organized into eight chapters: (1) The Behavior Management Hierarchy; (2) Classroom Environment; (3) Scheduling; (4) Affecting Antecedents: Rules and Routines; (5) Reinforcement Strategies; (6) Parental Involvement; (7) Using Consequences To Affect Behaviors; and (8) Concluding Remarks, consisting of a checklist to help in assessing the classroom and for troubleshooting behavior problems. (LL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Behavior Standards, Behavior Theories, Check Lists, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Policy, Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Parent Participation, Scheduling, Social Reinforcement, Student Behavior, Troubleshooting
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock Number 0365-9-00, $11.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.