Slider, N. J., Noell, G. H., & Williams, K. L. (2006). Providing practicing teachers classroom management professional development in a brief self-study format. Journal of Behavioral Education, 15, 215-228.
Reviewed by Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo
University of Miami
The research study reviewed addresses the issue of a possible method for providing practicing preschool teachers with simple strategies that target specific classroom management skills. While the study doesn’t address music, these ideas are easily adapted for music specialists who might be experiencing behavior problems with children in their own early childhood classes or with music specialists who have taken on a mission of helping preschool teachers integrate music into their classrooms. Regardless of the content being addressed, managing the behavior of children is the component that allows for the…