STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF THE CONTINUOUS TRAINING PROGRAM CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT - EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES
The present impact study was made on the basis of the reports of the training sessions, within the training program Classroom management - efficient strategies, accredited by us in collaboration with the Didactic Corp House Sibiu. The purpose of the investigation was to assess the extent to which the training program was an answer to the individual needs of professional development. The tool for assessing the impact of the training program was sent to the trainees after the completion of the training program. The answers were received from 48 teachers. The research findings indicate that teachers use frequently for classroom management, the folowing techniques: students’ empowerment, followed by relationship techniques and techniques for inducing the idea of acceptance in the class. Also, difficulties in classroom management and in the application of the specific working tools, are registered, firstly regarding the management of students with behavioral difficulties, followed by conflict management and by communication with students and parents. Teachers affirm that in approaching the class from a managerial point of view, they use firstly the power of reference alongside with the power of the expert and not lastly, the power of the resource. The investigated teachers build and maintain positive relationships with all the students, especially by demonstrating their interest in the students and their problems, followed by the use of equitable behaviors to stimulate learning and then by rewarding the cooperating students. In order to accommodate students with behavioral difficulties in the classroom, the subjects of the study indicate the following strategies that they use with increasing frequency, in the following order: reward, arranging desks, use of work areas, use of music, preferential place and punishment. Also to manage students behavioral problems, teachers tend to use mainly symbolic awards and the answear cost.