The classroom teacher has many roles and responsibilities… “Classroom management describes a teacher’s efforts to oversee activities such as learning, social interaction, and student behavior”. (Hoang, 2009)
Teachers need to learn classroom management techniques that work best for them in their classroom... A technique that works for one teacher does not necessarily work for all teachers.
Some classroom management strategies… -arrangement of the classroom without obstacles so the teacher can move around freely -using appropriate tone -knowing the names of all the students in the classroom -clearly established routines, rules and guidelines (Cutolo, 1997)
Intervention is the key to preventing behavioral issues in the classroom… Interventions can be done by: -teachers -counselors -administrators -behavior interventionists It requires incorporating many aspects of assistance in various forms that work together in order to achieve success.
It is critical that everyone involved in the intervention work together and follow through on intervention plans… “This bundling of components presents challenges when reviewing levels of evidence for each recommendation because evidence of the impact of specific intervention components on students’ behavior cannot formally be attributed to one component of an intervention”. (Epstein, Atkins, Cullinan, Kutash, & Weaver, 2008)
References Cutolo, F. (1997). When classroom rules aren't enough: 20 suggestions for more effective classroom management. Perceptions, 31(4), x-x. Epstein, M., Atkins, M., Cullinan, D., Kutash, K., & Weaver, R. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences. (2008). Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom: a practice guide. Washington, DC. Hoang, T. (2009). The contributions of teachers' credentialing routes and experience levels on classroom management. International Journal of Instruction, 2(1), 4- 16.