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ERIC Number: EJ915530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Teachers' Days, Delights, and Dilemmas: Wayside Teaching
Powell, Sara Davis
Middle School Journal (J3), v42 n3 p55-56 Jan 2011
Wayside teaching is all about building and sustaining positive relationships with students. John Lounsbury defined wayside teaching as "the teaching that is done between classes, when walking in the halls, after school, and in dozens of one-on-one encounters, however brief" (1991, p. 29). Wayside teaching helps students feel safe and valued. Students become more willing to take risks for the sake of learning and they cooperate more fully in the classroom--two variables associated with increased learning and improved behavior (Jensen, 2005). Four defining qualities of wayside teaching are presented. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A