Managing student behaviors and maintaining positive learning environment: Reminder or reprimand
Tan, S. C., Tan, A. L., Lee, A. V. Y., & Quek, C. L. G. (2021, April). Managing student behaviors and maintaining positive learning environment: Reminder or reprimand [Paper presentation]. 2021 AERA Virtual Annual Meeting, United States. American Educational Research Association.
This paper reports an empirical study on the use of a teacher noticing approach to investigate how two teachers managed students’ classroom behaviours. We examined the integration of data from an eye-tracking device and video cameras, focusing on what the teachers paid attention to in classrooms with their corresponding managing practices. Our findings show that the experienced teacher was able to advise her students calmly and smoothly resume the lesson to preserve the welcoming environment for the students. The novice teachers constantly scanned for misbehaved students and at times used strong words and a stern voice that betrayed her emotions. The awkward silence of the class ensued, suggesting a break in the flow of the instruction.
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Ministry of Education, Singapore