In the teaching profession today, it is evident that a teacher's success in the classroom is largely influenced by their ability to manage the behavior of their students. Donald K. Perras identifies the complex social and environmental factors that influence students' classroom behavior. Through a number of case studies, he highlights the need for school management to implement a positive system rather than a negative, haphazard approach.
This multiple-choice quiz contains 20 questions relating to the work of educational theorist, Jacob Kounin. The quiz is a wonderful way to to get you thinking about how you would handle different classroom situations. It is will also help you to identify teacher instructional behavior which may be counter-productive.
The writer of this article, Helen McMahon, acknowledges that behavior management in not the sole responsibility of an individual but requires a collaborative and consistent effort across the school. She approaches the issue of behavior management from the position of having been a classroom teacher as well as her experience as a school principal. She offers teachers some key pieces of advice which she elaborates on in a series of detailed and upbeat attachments.
Behavior management guru, Dr. Bill Rogers, answers a question from a beginning teacher on how to settle a rowdy class at the beginning of a lesson. He identifies some of the common mistakes teachers make when trying to cut across fractious noise and unsettled behavior. He offers some practical advice which emphasizes using calm, clear and directional language.