ERIC Number: EJ951303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Five Half-Truths about Classroom Management
Englehart, Joshua M.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v85 n2 p70-73 2012
Teachers' classroom management practices are rooted in assumptions based on their experiences and perceptions. At times, these assumptions are only partially informed, and serve to limit action and perceived responsibility. In this article, five common "half-truths" that guide classroom management are discussed. For each, the basic premise is identified, along with the important relevant details, which are often overlooked. It is suggested that a more complete picture of each of these assumptions may reveal many management situations to be much more dynamic, with more options for action available.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Coordination, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Misconceptions, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship, Beliefs, Teaching Styles, Family School Relationship, Teacher Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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