Classroom Management, Facilities Design and Safety

Classroom Management, Facilities Design and Safety

Stephan Petrina (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 52
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-337-1.ch011
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Abstract

Classroom and facilities management require more than a series of techniques. Management and safety require a philosophy. Veteran teachers who “make it look easy“ have not perfected the techniques of management inasmuch as they have integrated certain techniques into a system and philosophy of C&I, assessment, discipline, facilities design, and safety. We can think of our combination of techniques and philosophies as flexible superstructure that complements our somewhat inflexible infrastructure of architectural units, devices, software, tools, and machines. The greatest amount of anxiety for new teachers tends to be over classroom management, and specifically the way that individual students are disciplined for incivilities. Rather than confronting incivilities, effective management and safety depends on preventive infrastructure and systems that are in place. This point cannot be stressed enough. Students will test new and veteran teachers alike. Veteran teachers may have the benefit of experience in dealing with incivilities such as bullying, but they rely on their infrastructure and systems of prevention rather than their reactive techniques. They know how to deal with individual incivilities but prefer preventive measures by setting a tone for acceptable classroom behavior. We will explore a range of techniques, including humor, for dealing with classroom behavior.

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Dedication
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
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A great irony in this age of information technologies is that communication skills for many people have atrophied. Students take low levels of... Sample PDF
Analyzing and Designing Technology-Based Instruction
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Chapter 2
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What is intelligence? What do we know about knowledge? Are design and technological knowledge unique? Do different types of knowledge demand... Sample PDF
Organizing Knowledge for Instruction
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Chapter 3
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We began this book by acknowledging that the mere word “technology” provokes strong emotions or feelings from the heart. Advertisers play on these... Sample PDF
Feelings, Values, Ethics and Skills
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Chapter 4
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How do we factor the variability of students into our instructional methods? All students are different, and yet there are many commonalties from... Sample PDF
Instructional Methods and Learning Styles
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Chapter 5
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One of the most used and abused approaches to technology studies in the schools is creative design and technological problem-solving. Current... Sample PDF
Creativity and Ingenuity, Design, and Problem Solving
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Chapter 6
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Why do we use technologies in technology studies? Couldn’t we teach technology in a classroom without the complex lab and workshop infrastructures... Sample PDF
Learning Theory, technology and Practice
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Chapter 7
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Why should we teach technology in the schools? What is the reason for accommodating technology in the school curriculum? Why should we have to... Sample PDF
Justifying Technology Studies
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Chapter 8
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If status of a school subject is at issue, then content, benchmarks, and standards cannot be underestimated. Of course, the question is what content... Sample PDF
Technology Content, Process, and Standards
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Chapter 9
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Who should design the curriculum that technology educators teach? Should curriculum be developed by governments and ministries of education? Should... Sample PDF
Curriculum and Instruction Design
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Chapter 10
Assessment and Evaluation  (pages 280-321)
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Some teachers view assessment as a necessary evil. Some view assessment as their only real tool of discipline and power. Still other teachers view... Sample PDF
Assessment and Evaluation
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Chapter 11
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Classroom and facilities management require more than a series of techniques. Management and safety require a philosophy. Veteran teachers who “make... Sample PDF
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