Students will engage in the learning process; Students will obtain basic understanding of Instructional Management theories and the three key. Systems Theory. Solution Kounin, Jacob S. () Discipline and Group Management in Classrooms. Holt having so that instruction continues moving. Jacob Kounin is known for two studies regarding classroom management in the ‘s. His book, Discipline and Group Management in Classrooms, outside of the group may be having so that instruction may continue.

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Momentum is the flow of a lesson. The teacher should make each center as kinestethic as possible with many manipulatives at each station i. Discipline and group management in classrooms.

What do you think? An effective lesson with proper instrucgional will continuously move in a forward direction and be free of dead spots. He asserts that momentum and smoothness are key to keeping students engaged and on task.

Theory of Instructional Management by Jacob Kounin

About project SlidePlayer Terms of Service. The teacher should make lectures short to allow students to group together and move around to gain more knowledge of the content. Download ppt “Jacob Kounin: Feedback Privacy Policy Feedback. These are the main theories and history of Jacob Kounin.

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This Lesson Movement is achieved through withitness, overlapping, momentum, smoothness, and group focus. Ability the teacher has to know what the students are doing in the classroom at all times. The teacher can then intervene or take the group to a different track if required.


Kounin outlined specific ways to prevent misbehaviour, manage the lesson and maintain focus in the classroom. Kounin’s Theory in the classroom.

Make students aware that they will be graded for their participation and contributions to the group. Classroom Management Theorists and Theories. This confidence will allow them to contribute to insyructional momentum of the classroom.

Classroom Management Theorists and Theories/Jacob Kounin

Why is classroom management important? Discipline and Group Management in Classrooms.

Calling on Sara when she is paying attention may encourage her to pay attention all of the time. Kounin found that teaching style directly affects student behaviour, and that teachers who are organised, have well planned lessons, and are constantly aware of all students and happenings in their classroom will have success in preventing unwanted and off task behaviour.

In an elementary setting, the teacher could pair up the class in groups of students and assign a team name. The students can facilitate a discussion.

In this instance, students have to wait for their turn and, while waiting, might begin to talk and engage in other misbehaviours. The other students who are not using English will also get the impact from that particular student and start to use English. Continually being alert to the myriad of sights and sounds in the classroom. If teachers are able to demonstrate appropriate teaching behaviours, maintain appropriate instructional momentum, work toward group focus and plan a learning environment that is conducive to learning.


Students need to know that the teacher is aware of what is going on in the classroom. Effective teachers move through the lessons at a brisk pace and appear to have very few slowdowns in the flow of activities. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The time could be set for 30 minutes.

Move around the room and asking students to show you what they have done For students with special needs, group alerting can help to make the lesson more interesting to them.

When every student always has something to do, each will not become bored and find off-task behavior to engage in. Being able to present a new topic while preventing misbehaviors is essential for a teacher. Effective transitions, according to Kounin, include keeping lessons moving with avoiding abrupt changes.

The teacher must not remain idle at any time.

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For example, a teacher switch from one topic to another topic without sufficiently notifying the students. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system.

Is done by letting students know what is going to happen next in class and sticking to it example: