Keep an Eye on the Hand

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by Kendall Zoller, PHD “You are presenting to a group, running a meeting, or facilitating a discussion and you need to get the group’s attention to move to a next step. Do you say, ‘Listen up!’ or ‘Eyes up here!’ or ‘May I have your attention please?’ Overt management statements work often, but not all the time, and can even …

Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher

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By Dr. Marzano “Today, we know more about teaching than we ever have before. Research has shown us that teachers’ actions in their classroom have twice the impact on student achievement as do school policies regarding curriculum, assessment, staff collegiality, and community involvement. We also know that one of the classroom teacher’s most important jobs is managing the classroom effectively. …

Teachering Discipline

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by Jacqueline Cochran Plaisance: Teachers gather to hone methods When little Johnny shows up for class this coming school year, he may well find his new teacher with a new attitude. “I know I need classroom management,” said Celina Richard, who has been a teacher for 29 years. “Every year you get a different set of children. I’m hoping that …

Teachers Study Discipline

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Article from dailyworld.com dailyworld.com is published by South Louisiana Publishing © 2002 – A Gannett Company Teachers study discipline Posted on June 9, 2002 Jacqueline Cochran / Staff Writer “…I want to manage my classroom in a way to have more teaching time”PLAISANCE – Eighty St. Landry Parish teachers plan to be better prepared this coming school year at directing …

On Good Authority Maintaining Discipline Is Key to Students’ Success, but New Teachers Rarely Learn Classroom Management

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by Jay Mathews Jo Lynn Miller, an award-winning elementary school educator in Salt Lake City, is often asked to help teachers whose students are low academic achievers. When she observes their classrooms, she finds that the problem usually has nothing to do with the teacher’s materials or lesson plans. In almost every case, she said, the issue is the teacher’s …

Net Gain

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With fits and starts, our intrepid reporter learns what it’s like to learn online Jay Mathews Washington Post Staff Writer October 15, 2000; Page W18 It is my second day as an online university student. The textbook has arrived, a 278-page paperback. It does not tell me how to start the course. So I call my enrollment adviser, Jennifer, who …

Research Evaluation Summary of the ENVoY Program

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by Dr. Emily Garfield   It is evident that ENVoY training provides, expands, and/or reinforces good teaching skills. We see this reflected in the research findings, we hear this from the teachers, and we observe this in student behavior. Our challenge is how to persuade the educational community that it is important to incorporate non-verbal techniques routinely into the classroom. …