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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
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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