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Exploring the complexity of classroom management: 8 components of managing a highly productive, safe, and respectful urban environment.

Jones, Karrie A.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) American Secondary Education. 41(3):21-33.

Creating a learning environment where all students can thrive academically
requires an understanding of the complexities of classroom management.
The notions of “discipline,” “conformity” and “obedience” that have littered
discussions of classroom management in the past are no longer sufficient to
describe the diverse urban classroom. Thus, this piece explores classroom
management in an honest, relevant way, rich in context and relationships.
Through a scenario showing one teacher’s decision-making process, eight
components of classroom management are considered: student-teacher
relationships, high expectations for students, non-verbal cues and redirection,
teacher consistency, teacher perseverance and assertiveness, capitalizing
on human resources, restorative justice, and school wide consistency
for student behavior. The research support for these eight components is
also shared. (excerpt)


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