ERIC Number: EJ1054851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
The Business Meeting as a Model for the Classroom
Gropper, George L.
Educational Technology, v54 n2 p10-19 Mar-Apr 2014
Student achievement does not depend solely on teacher competence. Students' own behavior, their motivation to achieve, and their attitudes toward others around them all contribute. These variables create conditions--an environment--that either favors or disfavors achievement. They can dictate the amount of time a teacher has to devote to "non-learning" behavior. That amount is the amount taken away from teaching and learning. The author proposes teaching students, from an early grade on, how to observe the guidelines that make for a well-run business meeting. It is hypothesized that, when translated into guidelines appropriate for a classroom, it can transform classrooms. It can make them orderly and purposeful. It can create an environment that will favor achievement.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Models, Guidelines, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Student Behavior, Critical Incidents Method, Behavioral Objectives, Design Requirements, Educational Needs, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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