Study: Teacher-training programs are lacking on "Big Five" management strategies

12/10/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

A recent report finds that while teacher-preparation programs do address classroom management, many programs overlook the research-based "Big Five" of classroom-management strategies: "establishing rules, building routines, giving praise, imposing consequences for misbehavior and maintaining student engagement." The study, from the National Council on Teacher Quality, examined programs offered at 122 colleges and universities. "What we thought was most disturbing is what a disservice this is the future teachers," NCTQ President Kate Walsh said.

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