Unformatted text preview: ected behaviors (Instructor,
2002). For preschool or primary students, you might use the Say-Show-Check
approach to teaching a procedure (Wolfgang & Wolfgang, 1995). During the
“Say” step, describe the procedure. At the “Show” step, demonstrate the
procedure or have a student model the procedure. At the “check” step, show either
an incorrect or correct application of the procedure, and have students explain
why it is correct or incorrect.
When implementing a procedure, you may also find it necessary to have a
signal that informs students that it is time for a procedure (Greenberg, 2000;
Miller, 2001b). For example, you could flash the lights to let students know it’s
time to clean up their areas, or a physical education teacher might blow a whistle
to let students know it’s time to put equipment away.
Effective Group Management Strategies
From the 1950s through the early 1980s Jacob Kounin conducted a
number of classroom observation studies that investigated the effect of teachers’
behaviors on student on-task behavior (Kounin, 1983; Kounin. 1970; Kounin & 10...
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