ERIC Number: EJ1013684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Complexity of Classroom Management: 8 Components of Managing a Highly Productive, Safe, and Respectful Urban Environment
Jones, Karrie A.; Jones, Jennifer L.; Vermette, Paul J.
American Secondary Education, v41 n3 p21-33 Sum 2013
Creating a learning environment where all students can thrive academically requires an understanding of the complexities of classroom management. The notions of "discipline," "conformity" and "obedience" that have littered discussions of classroom management in the past are no longer sufficient to describe the diverse urban classroom. Thus, this piece explores classroom management in an honest, relevant way, rich in context and relationships. Through a scenario showing one teacher's decision-making process, eight components of classroom management are considered: student-teacher relationships, high expectations for students, non-verbal cues and redirection, teacher consistency, teacher perseverance and assertiveness, capitalizing on human resources, restorative justice, and school wide consistency for student behavior. The research support for these eight components is also shared.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Environment, Decision Making, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Expectations of Students, Nonverbal Communication, Human Resources, Justice, Conflict Resolution, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Classroom Techniques, Vignettes, School Safety, Cues, Teaching Methods, Persistence, Teacher Behavior, Social Justice
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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