A 15 page paper providing the Introduction, Study of the Problem and Outcomes and Evaluation chapters of a proposal for action research in a junior high school. The purpose of the research is to discover the state of classroom disruptions that teachers deal with and their responses to those disruptions, followed by implementation of a school-wide classroom management program designed to decrease students’ disruptive behavior. The goal of the action research is not only to improve the classroom environment, but also to reduce teachers’ stress; improve teachers’ effectiveness; improve student achievement; and improve student morale. Bibliography lists 21 sources.
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The problem, that some students disrupt their classrooms through various actions, is one well-known to teachers, of course. These disruptions reduce the
opportunity for all students to learn, as those immediately around the disruptive student is distracted from the task at hand, and the teacher repeatedly needs to interrupt teaching activities to
give attention to the disruptive student. There is anecdotal evidence that it is the same students who are consistently involved in disruptive behaviors.
The goal is to achieve an approach to classroom management that will minimize classroom disruptions. Review of the literature suggests that school-wide classroom management programs are successful in
minimizing disruptions, with the end result that all students enjoy an enhanced learning environment and are better able to learn. The problem, goal, evidence, causes desired outcomes and solutions
are presented in the following matrix: Problem: Some Junior High School students are disruptive in their classrooms. Goal: Significantly reduce student disruptions in classrooms. Evidence: 1. Student disruptions are identified
as speaking out of turn; asking inappropriate questions; engaging in peer conversations instead of listening to the teachers instructions; deliberately dropping books or other materials; getting out of ones seat;
deliberately bumping into others when moving from one area to another; making remarks; laughing or giggling when there is nothing funny. 2. A survey of teachers at one junior high
school will be conducted to determine the actual extent of student disruptions in the classroom. Anticipated Outcomes: Students disruptions will be reduced by 75 percent. Causes 1. A school-wide classroom
management program does not exist. 2. Students identified with learning disabilities are distractible. They may or may not be responsible for the majority of the disruptions. 3. Teachers are