Ch 1: Theories of Classroom Management

About This Chapter

What do various theories of classroom management state about effective teacher leadership and planning? You can use our video and text lessons to enhance your knowledge of these models and other classroom management strategies.

Theories of Classroom Management - Chapter Summary

The lessons comprising this chapter offer you the opportunity to review social and psychological theories of classroom management designed to improve student learning, address behavioral issues and enhance planning strategies. By accessing these video lessons, you will have a better understanding of:

  • General and positive classroom management strategies
  • Main points of humanism, behaviorism and constructivism
  • Details about Harry Wong's and Glasser's classroom management theories
  • The characteristics of operating conditioning
  • The Model of Social Discipline
  • The application of Ginott's Theory of Congruent Communication to classroom management

How It Helps

  • Provides helpful strategies: Lessons detail various approaches to classroom management that you can apply in your classroom.
  • Improves understanding of behavior: Reviews aspects of human behavior that can help you address behavioral issues in the classroom.
  • Stresses important management skills: Helps you develop strong planning and leadership skills to increase student learning.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Create effective lesson and schedule plans for the classroom
  • Apply positive behavior strategies to manage students
  • Use improved communication methods in the classroom
  • Adopt teaching styles to help increase student performance and achievement

14 Lessons in Chapter 1: Theories of Classroom Management
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Classroom Management Techniques

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.

Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

2. 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.

Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

3. Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

Learning through real-world experiences with others allows students to grow and understand things more easily. In this lesson, we'll examine constructivism in depth, including social learning, the zone of proximal development, and project-based learning.

Humanism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

4. Humanism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How can you get students to live up to their potential? In this lesson, we'll explore humanism and some practical applications of it for the classroom, including how self-directed learning and self-evaluation can lead to lifelong learners.

Operant Conditioning in the Classroom: Definition and Examples

5. Operant Conditioning in the Classroom: Definition and Examples

Operant conditioning is a theory about human behavior that can be used in your classroom to manage students. This lesson contains a definition of operant conditioning in the classroom and several examples.

Positive Classroom Management Strategies

6. Positive Classroom Management Strategies

Do you find yourself spending more time on behavior in the classroom than actually teaching? Positive classroom management strategies can help decrease problem behaviors through the use of rules and reward systems.

Harry Wong & Classroom Management: Theory & Plan

7. Harry Wong & Classroom Management: Theory & Plan

Teachers need a clear classroom management system in order to succeed as educators. This lesson explains the main tenets of Harry Wong's theory of classroom management and outlines what they look like in a classroom.

Dreikurs' Model of Social Discipline in Classrooms

8. Dreikurs' Model of Social Discipline in Classrooms

Have you ever had that one student who just could not behave in class? Dreikurs' model of social discipline may give you the information and skills you need to eliminate behavior issues in the classroom for good.

Applying Glasser's Choice Theory to Classroom Management

9. Applying Glasser's Choice Theory to Classroom Management

In this lesson, we investigate the work of the American psychiatrist William Glasser and his pioneering choice theory and how to apply it in a classroom setting.

Ginott's Congruent Communication Theory in Classrooms

10. Ginott's Congruent Communication Theory in Classrooms

Effective communication is key in the classroom. This lesson explores Ginott's congruent communication theory, including its three tenets for classroom behavior.

Positive Behavior Support & Applied Behavior Analysis

11. Positive Behavior Support & Applied Behavior Analysis

This lesson defines positive behavior support and applied behavior analysis. It then provides examples of how each is useful for a classroom teacher's use.

Positive Behavior Support Conferences

12. Positive Behavior Support Conferences

For professionals working in this field, PBIS conferences represent an excellent opportunity to attend training workshops, learn about recent advances and new approaches, and exchange information with colleagues. Keep reading for a list of a few conferences taking place across the country.

History of Positive Behavior Support

13. History of Positive Behavior Support

Are you interested in learning more about positive behavior support (PBS) and how the model evolved over the years? In this lesson, you'll learn about the origins of PBS and how it gained ground and grew.

Positive Behavior Support Strategies at Home

14. Positive Behavior Support Strategies at Home

Most teachers and parents understand what it's like working with children who engage in disruptive, dangerous, or disrespectful behaviors. Let's look at ways positive behavior support can be implemented to help children change their behavior.

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