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ERIC Number: EJ958711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Increasing Teachers' Use of Evidence-Based Classroom Management Strategies through Consultation: Overview and Case Studies
MacSuga, Ashley S.; Simonsen, Brandi
Beyond Behavior, v20 n2 p4-12 Win 2011
Many classroom teachers are faced with challenging student behaviors that impact their ability to facilitate learning in productive, safe environments. At the same time, high-stakes testing, increased emphasis on evidence-based instruction, data-based decision making, and response-to-intervention models have put heavy demands on teacher time and resources. In the presence of these demands, every second of instruction counts. Therefore, when challenging student behavior encroaches on instruction, teachers and students are placed in a frustrating situation. Research has shown that teachers can minimize inappropriate or disruptive student behavior and increase academic engagement through the use of evidence-based classroom management practices. However, many teachers are not aware of or fluent with these practices. Preservice teacher training programs often fail to adequately prepare teachers to manage their classrooms, and traditional models of professional development (e.g., training without follow-up) are largely ineffective. Therefore, schools need an effective way to support teachers' classroom management. Previous research suggests that in-depth training (i.e., modeling, role play, and self-assessment) and consultation in combination with self-monitoring and performance feedback may increase teachers' use of evidence-based classroom-management practices. In this article, the authors present a model developed to increase teachers' use of these practices. This model includes: (1) a classroom management checklist that teachers can use to self-assess across time; and (2) a consultation approach that incorporates action planning and performance feedback, which experienced personnel can use to assist classroom teachers in implementing evidence-based classroom management strategies. The authors also share results from case studies of two teachers who used the checklist and received consultation to improve their classroom management. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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