College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Many factors affect student achievement, however, an effective teacher has been found to be the most influential. A prerequisite of an effective teacher is the ability to manage his or her classroom. However, due to the high rate of attrition of teachers within the first five years of service, coupled with the paucity of the training, and time it takes to learn to effectively manage a classroom, often student achievement suffers. Because authors of many studies have found that new teachers cite student discipline problems and lack of classroom management preparation as major factors for their attrition, this author created a more nuanced approach to classroom management training. This in-service combines opportunities for self-reflection regarding teachers' beliefs and values regarding control in the classroom, a presentation of research based classroom management and discipline approaches, and time to collaborate and work through scenarios of common discipline problems.
Date of Award
© Michele Deats
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Deats, Michele, "Classroom Management Preparation and New Teacher Retention" (2008). Student Publications. 93.