Chapter 10

First effective teachers structure their classrooms

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Unformatted text preview: pter. First, effective teachers structure their classrooms to prevent discipline problems (Bauer, 2001; Brownell & Walther, 2001; Emmer, Evertson, Sanford, Clements, & Worsham, 1981; Emmer & Stough, 2001; Evertson & Harris, 1992; Kounin, 1970; Soar & Soar, 1979). Second, successful 3 classroom managers use a number of effective group management strategies (Anguiano, 2001; Kounin, 1983; Kounin, 1970; Kounin & Doyle, 1975; Kounin & Gump, 1974; Kounin & Sherman, 1979). Although this research was conducted primarily in classrooms where teacher-directed instruction was occurring, the findings are adaptable enough to serve as guidelines for a variety of teaching approaches. Beginning the School Year: Structuring Classroom Interactions Research on classroom management suggests that the first few weeks of school are important for establishing effective classroom management for the remainder of the school year (Emmer, Evertson & Anderson, 1980; Evertson & Emmer, 1982a, 1982b). You will have a number of decisions as you get...
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