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ERIC Number: EJ782023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
The Four Cs of Successful Classroom Management: The Music Educator's Job Is Easier if the Classroom Offers a Positive and Challenging Environment
Reese, Jill
Music Educators Journal, v94 n1 p24 Sep 2007
The four Cs of classroom management--commendation, communication, consistency, and content--represent one of the quickest and most successful ways to establish a safe, healthful, and fun environment at any level, especially in elementary schools. Using the four Cs helps establish an efficient, supportive, and safe environment to nurture positive experiences in music learning. Students can learn to evaluate musical ideas, think creatively, and solve problems. Most music teachers agree that consistent routines and procedures, student-teacher connection, and clear, open lines of communication at all levels are important parts of successful management for early-career teachers. The same is true for experienced teachers. The management philosophy promoted in this article focuses on creating a successful environment and preventing problems from occurring, and it includes several techniques for intervention in ordinary classroom disruptions. Suggestions for further reading are listed in the classroom management resources sidebar. (Contains 5 resources and 17 notes.)
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. P.O. Box 1584, Birmingham, AL 35201. Tel: 800-336-3768; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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