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ERIC Number: EJ882370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
From Ringmaster to Conductor: 10 Simple Techniques Can Turn an Unruly Class into a Productive One
Kraft, Matthew A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n7 p44-47 Apr 2010
Challenging classrooms can overwhelm a teacher. However, by using effective classroom management and behavior modification techniques, teachers can change challenging classrooms into productive ones. Classroom management techniques include using a relevant curriculum, establishing nonnegotiable rules, ensuring that students know what behavior is expected for a particular activity, managing transitions, and quietly gaining the students' attention. Behavior management techniques include using behavior modification systems, avoiding public confrontations with students, keeping disciplinary conversations with students private, changing students' perceptions of teachers' attitudes toward discipline, and maintaining open communication with students. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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