Date Approved

6-25-2007

Embargo Period

3-28-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. in Collaborative Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Madden, Marjorie

Subject(s)

Classroom management; Second grade (Education)

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to ascertain the effectiveness of creating and implementing a self-management behavior system in a second grade classroom. Different types of behavior management were researched through journals discussing behavior management as well as interviews with classroom teachers. Self-management was determined to be a successful behavior management system and was thus chosen to be implemented in this classroom. An additional goal of this study is also to contribute more knowledge to the field of self-management research. This thesis will combine research, student and teacher questionnaires, focus group interviews and a classroom journal in order to determine the effectiveness of self-management as a behavior management strategy. This study determined that self-management is an effective form of behavior management in a classroom, and that the students in the classroom where the study took place enjoyed being able to monitor their own behavior.

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