ERIC Number: ED390572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Well-Managed Classroom: Promoting Student Success through Social Skill Instruction.
Connolly, Theresa; And Others
The Boys Town Education Model for classroom management is described in 15 chapters of this book. Emphasizing social skills instruction, each chapter elaborates a tool or technique needed to foster a positive, supportive, and structured classroom environment. Chapter 1, "The Well-Managed Classroom," discusses the four components of the model which help students learn productive ways of managing their own behavior and interacting with others. Chapter 2, "Student Rights," describes the guidelines and processes for protecting and assuring the free exercise of the children's rights and privileges. Chapter 3, "Building and Maintaining Relationships," stresses the importance of building and maintaining positive student-teacher relationships. The fourth chapter, "Problem-solving," explores the teaching of problem-solving skills. Chapter 5, "Principles of Behavior," discusses principles of behavior which form the foundation of the model. Chapter 6, "Teaching the Curriculum Skills," examines the 16 social skills which constitute the curriculum. The seventh chapter, "Observing and Describing Behavior," focuses on the ability of teachers to observe and describe behavior. Chapter 8, "Rationales," explains the importance of supplying rationales to students for the consequences of their behavior. Chapter 9, "Effective Praise," describes how to recognize and reward appropriate behavior. Chapter 10, "Preventive Teaching," highlights how to prevent problems before they occur. Chapter 11, "The Teaching Interaction," discusses how inappropriate social behaviors can be addressed and prosocial alternatives taught. Chapter 12, "Ongoing Behavior," explores the phenomenon of ongoing behavior or problem behavior that interferes with the student's ability to learn. Chapter 13, "Behavior Contracting," describes the technique of making contracts with students to promote behavior change. Chapter 14, "Overview of Administrative Intervention," provides an overview of administrative intervention. The last chapter, "Working with Parents," emphasizes the need to work with parents in shared educational decision-making. Contains over 90 references. (BAC)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Partnerships in Education, Praise, Preschool Education, Student Behavior, Student Problems, Student Rights, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
Boys Town Press, 13603 Flanagan Blvd., Boys Town, NE 68010.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE.