ERIC Number: ED437340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-12
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Specific Classroom Management Strategies for the Middle/Secondary Education Classroom.
McFarland, Katherine P.
This paper presents detailed classroom management strategies for teachers working in middle- and secondary-level classrooms. The strategies include: (1) plan lessons that are well organized and fully developed, showing all the components of the teaching-learning cycle using a variety of strategies and activities that reflect multiple learning styles; (2) be orderly by having a good room arrangement, a traffic area free of congestion, a professional space, and an attractive environment corresponding with the unit; (3) have a positive attitude and high expectations for all students; (4) when redirecting individual off-task behaviors, choose nonverbal over verbal comments whenever possible; (5) be motivated, enthusiastic, interested, and well-informed about what is being taught; (6) prevent discipline problems by planning for them before they happen; (7) give clear, explicit instruction of expectations before moving students to activities; (8) keep students actively engaged; and (9) use humor, creativity and concern to handle many problems. Four models of the discipline management plan are featured. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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