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ERIC Number: ED478771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-20
Pages: 30
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Classroom Management.
Dinsmore, Terri Sue
This paper is a report of a middle-school teacher's study of classroom management. The teacher/researcher was interested in how some of the techniques in the Kovalik Integrated Thematic Instruction model of training would influence the teacher/researcher's classroom management; the effects of direct instruction within a community circle; the effects of plants, lighting, and music on student behavior; and the significance of teacher preparation on classroom management. Data were collected from surveys of the teacher/researcher's students, classroom observations, and self-observations and journal entries. The study revealed that the amount of teacher preparation, presentation method used, and aspects of classroom environment all influenced classroom management to some degree. Teacher preparation was strongly linked to off-task student behavior. Students were more on-task when direct instruction was given in a community circle. The classroom environment, mainly soft lighting and music, created an inviting and comfortable atmosphere promoting on-task behavior. From the study the teacher/researcher created an action plan. Included in the paper are a literature review; a number of tables and graphs illustrating important points; and appendices that include the survey instrument, a seating chart for classroom observation, and a journal entry form. (WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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