ERIC Number: EJ1095383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Teacher Retreating: The Little Known Behavior That Impacts Teaching and Learning
Ratcliff, Nancy J.; Carroll, Kimberly L.; Hunt, Gilbert H.
Education, v135 n2 p169-176 Win 2014
This paper discusses findings from four years of observational research examining classroom climate. Specifically, findings that focused on one powerful teacher behavior (teacher retreating) were examined. These data indicated that teacher retreating was negatively correlated to the amount of instructional interaction occurring between students and teachers and was positively correlated to the amount of unwanted student behavior observed. Regression analysis indicated that teacher retreating was the only behavior that predicted the amount of student off-task behavior taking place. The authors discuss the importance of these findings to teacher educators and offer suggestions for preventing teacher retreating.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Compliance (Psychology), Discipline, Referral, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Teacher Competencies, Interaction, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Secondary School Teachers, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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