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Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Classroom Management - Chapter Summary
Get reacquainted with classroom management as you prepare to take the Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment. You can brush up on various techniques and strategies to ensure you're prepared to tackle the following on the exam:
- Analyzing classroom management techniques
- Examining hands-on, interactive and other instructional strategies
- Understanding least restrictive environment (LRE) in special education
- Determining how to use wait time in the classroom
- Analyzing advance organizers in the classroom
- Reducing undesirable behaviors and applying the Premack Principle
- Examining behaviorism, conflict resolution and collaborative skills
The video lessons offer the definitions and methods you need to fully understand classroom management as you prepare for the exam. Instructors present the materials in an engaging fashion that makes the learning process entertaining.
Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Classroom Management Chapter Objectives
The topics covered in the Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Classroom Management chapter are found in the assessment, instruction and the learning environment portion of the Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment, which constitutes approximately 50% of the test. The assessment is designed to gauge your professional knowledge of students in middle childhood to ensure you're ready to secure educator licensure in Ohio. Lessons in this chapter can help you prepare for the assessment by closely examining classroom management. You can also take self-assessment quizzes to strengthen your knowledge of the subject.
The majority of questions in this portion of the assessment are multiple choice. They require you to read a short paragraph, sentence or question then review a set of answers, one of which you will be asked to choose as the best option. There is also a constructed-response case study question. This question asks you to examine a circumstance you might encounter as a professional educator then construct a 200-300-word written response to address that circumstance.
1. Classroom Management Techniques
Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and the decisions and actions a teacher takes in this area are extremely influential. In this lesson, we discuss different aspects of classroom management and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.
2. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
3. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in Special Education: Definition & Law
This lesson explains the meaning of least restrictive environment in special education law and discuss what the implications of the law are for students and teachers.
4. Using Wait Time in the Classroom
During class discussion, is the pause between the teacher's question and the student's response important? It is, and the pause between the student's response and the teacher's reaction is also important. In this lesson, we define and discuss both types of wait time and how they can be used to optimize students' learning.
5. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
6. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom
This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.
7. Applying the Premack Principle in the Classroom
The Premack Principle is a famous idea in psychology that can help teachers with classroom management. In this lesson, learn how the Premack Principle relates to what motivates us as individuals.
8. Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
How can teachers use rewards and punishments to guide student behavior and learning? In this lesson, we will look at how behaviorism applies to the classroom, including the concepts of reinforcement, punishment, and extinction.
9. Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations
Conflict can be solved in many ways. This lesson provides an overview of the different types of conflict resolution strategies, including avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, and collaboration.
10. Collaborative Skills: Definition & Explanation
Find out what collaborative skills are and learn about different types of collaborative skills in this lesson. You'll receive a few tips for teaching students about collaborative skills, then you can take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
11. What Is Collaboration in the Workplace? - Definition, Benefits & Examples
Learn what collaboration in the workplace is and some of the many benefits that it can offer to both employees and companies. Find out some examples of how you can benefit through this type of collaboration.
12. Social Responsibility in Organizations
Watch this video lesson to learn how companies put into practice their social responsibilities. Learn how a socially responsible company helps the environment, people, and employees along with giving freely to society.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Middle Childhood (4-9) APK (002): Practice & Study Guide course
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Physical & Psychosocial Development
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Cognitive Learning & Special Education
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Student Diversity
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Standardized Testing
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Assessment Strategies
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Curriculum Planning
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Teaching Strategies
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Student Motivation & Communication
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Family & Community Involvement
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Role of the Professional Educator
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Professional Effectiveness for Educators
- OAE Middle Childhood Assessment of Professional Knowledge Flashcards