Given over 3500 presentations to a million people. His research focuses on classroom management and it’s role in establishing a successful classroom environment.
Wong and Wong
Harry & Rosemary Wong David Bly, Scott Slivken, and Emmanuel Lopez Arizona State University EED 521: Fall 2011 Deb Preach
<ul><li>“… the most sought after speaker in education today.” </li></ul><ul><li>-American Entertainment International Speakers Bureau </li></ul>H. Wong has given over 3,500 presentations to one million people.
Rosemary Wong <ul><li>Rosemary Wong is originally from New Orleans and taught K-8 in her hometown as well as in California. </li></ul><ul><li>She is the CEO of Harry K. Wong Publications and a very involved philanthropist, sitting on the board of several non-profit and charitable organizations. </li></ul>
Harry Wong <ul><li>Harry Wong is a former secondary science teacher in Menlo Park, CA. It was there that he developed much of his theory about classroom management. </li></ul><ul><li>Although he has over thirty publications, he is best known for the book he and his wife co-authored, “First Days of School,” which has sold over 3.5 million copies. </li></ul>
The First Days of School <ul><li>Puts a large emphasis on classroom management, especially setting clear procedures and expectations on the first days of school. </li></ul><ul><li>Gives an outline of what an effective teacher does and believes. </li></ul>
Teacher Survey <ul><li>Please log onto the link emailed to you. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have trouble reaching the survey via the link, please use: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.effectiveteaching.com/teacherquiz.php </li></ul><ul><li>Please review and share your results with a partner. </li></ul>
The importance of being an effective teacher <ul><li>Wong and Wong say students who are in consecutive classrooms with effective teachers are put on a dramatically better educational path than those who spend consecutive years with ineffective teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>With increases in teacher effectiveness, it is lower-achieving students who benefits the most. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Exhibits positive expectations for all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes good classroom management techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Designs lessons for student mastery. </li></ul>“ The Effective Teacher”
What should we know? <ul><li>An effective teacher spends the first two weeks of school establishing procedures, expectations, discipline, and routines. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom management has a direct correlation to teacher effectiveness. </li></ul>
Criticism of Wong and Wong <ul><li>Teachers in critical need of help must take the time to adjust and modify the approach for their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Only covers the initial part of the academic year thoroughly. </li></ul><ul><li>The procedures take time to develop and teach to students, a large investment many educators and administrators do not support. </li></ul><ul><li>Some say Wong’s approach is too elementary to be applied universally. </li></ul>
Strengths of Wong and Wong Very practical and easy to grasp. Gives concise and thorough instructions on how to approach the beginning of the school year. Very well known and popular, meaning support and clarification is accessible. An abundance of resources available online and in print.