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ERIC Number: EJ1039348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
The Dance of Elementary School Classroom Management
Powell, Pamela
Educational Horizons, v92 p8-13 Dec 2013-Jan 2014
At times, classroom management and guidance elude even the most seasoned teachers. Yet, students need guidance and practice in self-regulatory skills to assist in the learning that occurs in classrooms. Teachers need both practical and research-based classroom management strategies that benefit the environment and help create a space conducive to learning. Jolivette and Steed (2010) have identified several research-based strategies that can influence classroom management, including defining and teaching behavioral expectations, positive reinforcement, group contingencies, choice-making, precorrection, functional communication training, and Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. These strategies support children and assist them in learning life skills, which as Galinksy (2010) notes, are often neglected. In these aforementioned ways and as illustrated in the scenarios described herein, teachers may create a community of learners (including teachers and other adults) who can support one another in growing the whole child and whole community. In this article Pamela Powell provides tips on how to deal with seven common dilemmas that have the potential to cause havoc in a K-5 classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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