ERIC Number: EJ943638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Classroom Misbehavior Is Predictable and Preventable
Landrum, Timothy J.; Scott, Terrance M.; Lingo, Amy S.
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n2 p30-34 Oct 2011
Dealing with difficult behavior is a matter of awareness of the factors involved in prediction, prevention, and instruction. This means three things: Teachers know, or can be assisted in thinking through the environmental events and contexts that are associated with higher probabilities of problem behavior. Second, teachers can actively manipulate many of the environmental or contextual variables under their control in ways that increase the odds of students being engaged. Finally, instruction that is designed and delivered in a way that addresses student needs and skill levels is key.
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Teacher Responsibility, Class Organization, Learner Engagement, Prediction, Prevention, Reflective Teaching, Predictor Variables, Change Strategies, Context Effect, Educational Practices, At Risk Students, Student Needs, Classroom Techniques, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Feedback (Response), Positive Reinforcement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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