ERIC Number: ED446295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-5
Conducting Successful Open Meetings: A Manual for School Counselors.
Russo, Thomas J.
This paper presents information and strategies designed to enable teachers and counselors to understand, practice, and utilize the group process known as open classroom meetings. It considers the types of classroom meetings that can be utilized, such as social problem solving meetings, open-ended meetings, and educational diagnostic meetings. The variety of settings in which the meeting can be used and the range of student concerns that can be effectively considered in open meetings are outlined. It looks at the developmental aspects of the process of the meeting as they relate to classroom settings and presents ideas on how to evaluate them in specific school settings. Ten guidelines for conducting successful open classroom meetings are examined. Open meetings can have a variety of uses within the classroom and school setting. In addition to solving typical concerns that focus on climate issues, open meetings can become part of the overall approach to building a more democratic sense of community among students, teachers, and school staff. (Contains 14 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A