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Classroom Management
A discussion of the impact of successful classroom management, following observation of an elementary school class.
# 111391 | 1,532 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 20, 2009 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Elementary School)

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This paper discusses a recent observation of an elementary school class, in which the teacher demonstrated skill at classroom management and, at the same time, at motivating her students to do the work needed to understand the lesson. It specifically focuses on the effect of pairing up of the members of the class and the outcome that resulted.

From the Paper:

"This one classroom has used these ideas in a small way in order to motivate the students by pairing them so that they would speak together and challenge one another as they undertook the project at hand. Different styles of conflict management can be detailed and can be used in the classroom, but all can be directed to managing conflict in the classroom while also developing an improved strategy for communication in the classroom. The style depends in part on the person using it, and person's with different views take different problem-solving approaches. The best solution is one which also motivates learning, and in this way the teacher can achieve several things at the same time with one choice. Learning is a group as well as an individual activity, with the participation of the group freeing the individual to learn along with the group. Learning in this sort of situation is not a matter of rote learning and is not rigid so that the lesson is clearly stated. Instead, the point is to develop critical thinking along with the ability to ask questions when uncertain of the answer. Such training should better prepare the student to learn by observing, to raise more questions, to find his or her answers as possible, and to know where to look for answers when that does not suffice."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ashman, A.F. & Gillies, R.M. (2003). Co-operative learning: The social and intellectual outcomes of learning in groups. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.
  • Brownell, M.T. & Walther-Thomas, C. (2001, September 1). Stephen W. Smith: Strategies for building a positive classroom environment by preventing behavior problems. Intervention in School & Clinic 37(1), 31.
  • Goldman, R. & Hiltz, S.R. (2004). Learning together online: Research on asynchronous learning. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Hawkes, P. (1991). Collaborative learning and American literature. College Teaching, Volume 39, Issue 4, 140-144.
  • Kumpulainen, K. & Wray, D. (2002). Classroom interaction and social learning: From theory to practice. London: RoutledgeFalmer.

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