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Seatwork Management Seatwork Management Andy Cocagne CEP 841 - Classroom & Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom Michigan State University Summer 2003 Cover Page
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Why manage seatwork? Why manage seatwork? A lot of time is spent by students on seatwork Independent school work success develops the ability to succeed in other independent endeavors of a person’s choosing Differences in student performance are a challenge to teachers Learning disabled children have a hard time making productive use of this “unguided/unstructured” time Verification that all students attempt and succeed to some degree at the assigned tasks is imperative Extraneous stimuli easily become the central focus of the A.D.D. student, taking them away from independent learning Lavoie (1994) Problem Statement
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What is meant by seatwork management? What is meant by seatwork management? Maximizing academic learning time during seatwork Not just “keeping them busy” Time on task related to the learning objective If you finish early or do it wrong you are not working toward the learning objective (Savage 1998) Giving every student a chance to succeed at independent work Monitoring progress and supplementing instructions as the need arises Supporting all students with equal access to assistance from the teacher Defining procedures for finishing early and materials usage Definition / Description
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Facts about seatwork Facts about seatwork Careful overall lesson planning leads to increased success during seatwork (Savage 1998) Nearly half of students’ time on average is spent working independently (Jones & Jones 1986) Monitoring the progress of each student is crucial in facilitating seatwork success (Savage 1998) An average of five minutes is spent when a teacher helps a student individually (Jones 1987)
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