M.S. in Collaborative Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Classroom management; Second grade (Education)
Elementary Education and Teaching
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.
Geary, Kristen M., "Creating and implementing an effective behavior management strategy in a second grade classroom" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 779.