ERIC Number: EJ725126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 13
Behavior Management Making It Work in Middle and Secondary Schools
Obenchain, Kathryn M.; Taylor, Shanon S.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v79 n1 p7 Sep-Oct 2005
Studies have often shown that while teachers may leave the field because of low pay or societal views toward education, another reason teachers choose to leave is student behavior. On a daily basis, teachers, either inexperienced or experienced, face a multitude of behavioral issues in their classrooms. These behavioral issues may range from the very minor to incidents that escalate into physical violence. New teachers specifically consider classroom management an important, ongoing issue and want continued assistance with it. This article acknowledges the importance of those issues, discusses behavior management as a component of classroom management in middle and secondary schools, presents some commonly misused behavior management strategies, and offers suggestions for correct application of those strategies.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Public School Teachers, Middle School Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Reinforcement, Behavior Modification, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Teacher Education
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States