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ERIC Number: EJ941925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Effective Classroom Management: An Air Traffic Control Analogy
Mundschenk, Nancy A.; Miner, Craig A.; Nastally, Becky L.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v47 n2 p98-103 Nov 2011
Teachers address a wide range of student behavior by teaching expectations and routines and by responding proactively and constructively to misbehavior, while simultaneously holding all students, including those with emotional or behavioral disorders, to high academic standards. It can be a challenge for educators to effectively communicate their expectations to students and provide the structure that some will need in order to function in the classroom. Using the job of an air traffic controller as an analogy may help teachers clearly communicate the strategies they will employ in the instructional environment and help students with and without disabilities remain academically engaged in meaningful learning activities. Empirically supported critical features of effective classroom management include strategies that maximize structure and predictability and fit nicely within the analogy. This article describes these strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A