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2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2729, 2014
Dallas, Tex.

Explore ways to make excellent teaching the reality in every classroom.

 

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Handbook for Classroom Management That Works

by Robert J. Marzano, Barbara B. Gaddy, Maria C. Foseid, Mark P. Foseid and Jana S. Marzano

Table of Contents

Module 16: Exhibiting “Withitness”

“Withitness” is a term coined by researcher Jacob Kounin (1970), who found that the most effective managers regularly monitor their classrooms and address even the possibility of misbehavior immediately. Withitness has been described in the following way:

Effective managers monitored their classroom regularly. They positioned themselves so that they could see all students and they continuously scanned the room to keep track of what was going on, no matter what else they were doing at the time. (Good & Brophy, 2003, p. 112)

Recommendations for Classroom Practice

Four behaviors constitute withitness:

  • Occupying the entire room
  • Noticing potential problems
  • Using a series of graduated actions
  • Forecasting problems

Occupying the Entire Room

 

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