Techniques used to maintain a healthy learning environment, relatively free of behavior problems.
Time set aside for learning.
Engaged time/time on Task
Time spent actively engaged in the learning task at hand.
Academic Learning Time
Time when students are actually succeeding at the learning task.
The formal and informal rules for how to take part in a given activity.
Management of your own behavior and acceptance of responsibility for your own actions. Also, in behavioral learning theory, use of behavioral principles to change your own behavior.
Prescribed steps for an activity.
Statements specifying expected and forbidden behaviors; dos and don'ts.
Instead of punishing, have students redo, repair, or in some way face the consequences that naturally flow from their actions.
Area of a classroom where the greatest amount of interaction takes place.
According to Kounin, awareness of everything happening in a classroom.
Supervising several activities at once.
The ability to keep as many students as possible involved in activities.
Keeping lessons and the group moving at an appropriate (and flexible) pace, with smooth transitions and variety.
A way of preventing serious behavior problems of students who have been labeled at risk by directing the students toward more appropriate actions.
Policy whereby listeners must accurately summarize what a speaker has said before being allowed to respond.
Hearing the intent and emotions behind what another says and reflecting them back by paraphrasing.
Clear, nonaccusatory statement of how something is affecting you.
Clear, firm, unhostile response style.
Culturally Responsive Management
Taking cultural meanings and styles into account when developing management plans and responding to students.
Effective teachers with African American students who show both high expectations and great caring for their students.