Understanding of classroom management.

This understanding of classroom management is echoed by other educationalists (Darling-Hammond, 1999; Hattie, 2003; Macfarlane & Prochnow, 2008; Rice, 2003; Zins, Peyton, Weissberg, & O’Brien, 2007) who go on to say that effective teaching, and positively functioning classrooms, (i.e., with low levels of disruptive behaviour), enhances student learning engagement (Bishop & Berryman, 2006; Procknow, 2006;… Continue reading Understanding of classroom management.

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Classroom Rules Summary.

  Classroom Rules   It has been suggested that classroom rules help reduce disruptive behaviours (Walker, Colvin, & Ramsey, 1995), while promoting positive interactions (Gunter, Jack, DePaepe, Reed, & Harrison, 1994). Rules provide a basis for the teacher to “catch them being good”. When classrooms have clear rules for appropriate behaviour that are consistently taught… Continue reading Classroom Rules Summary.

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Teachers in the United States (US).

Materials and Procedure   The survey used in this study (Appendix B) was developed for teachers in the United States (US) by Little and Akin-Little (2002) and reviewed by PhD students in school psychology. The survey was piloted on a group of 10 teachers to verify its comprehensiveness, readability, and understandability (Akin-Little et al., 2007).… Continue reading Teachers in the United States (US).

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Enhancing Classroom Environment summary.

Enhancing Classroom Environment   According to the DfE (1994) “the role of the teacher is pivotal…Effective teachers operate under clearly understood rules, give clear presentations, have clear work requirements of pupils, give clear instructions, handle misbehaviour quickly, and calmly, ensure that work is appropriate to pupils’ abilities, set clear goals, start and end lessons on… Continue reading Enhancing Classroom Environment summary.

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Reinforcement Strategies summary.

Reinforcement Strategies   Because low-level disruptions can be endemic and stress inducing, as well as a potential catalyst for more problematic behaviours, whole class interventions can be more effective than targeting individuals. In addition to natural reinforcement strategies such as verbal praise and positive verbal/non-verbal feedback, there are numerous proactive programme options in the research… Continue reading Reinforcement Strategies summary.

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classroom management strategies summary.

Summary   The research on teachers’ use of classroom management strategies confirm that teachers are using empirically validated strategies (establishing clear rules and expectations and involving students in rule development and classroom decision-making, using prompt and behaviour-specific feedback, using “withitness”) to manage behaviour and increase student learning engagement in the classroom. However, classroom-based management practices/strategies… Continue reading classroom management strategies summary.

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Approaches to classroom management.

There are various approaches to classroom management. Some are based within a ‘teacher-oriented model’ (e.g., Canter, 2010), others support a ‘student-oriented model’ (Gordon, 1974), and others support a ‘group-oriented model (Dreikurs, Gunwald, & Pepper, 1982; Glasser, 1969). There are also alternative models outside these ideological perspectives (Lewis, 2009) which indicate that there is a wide… Continue reading Approaches to classroom management.

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Teacher Perceptions of Their Role

Teacher Perceptions of Their Role   Research on teacher efficacy is perceived as essential for student academic and behavioural learning (Bezzina & Butcher, 1990) and impacts positively on teachers’ classroom management beliefs and practices (Good, 1981; Ross, 1994; Soodak & Podell, 1994). Teacher efficacy refers to the teachers’ belief in his/her capability to influence students’… Continue reading Teacher Perceptions of Their Role

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