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Effective Classroom Management Techniques for Secondary Schools

RI Asiyai


The purpose of this study was to identify effective classroom management
techniques for secondary schools teachers. Two research questions were
answered using mean while two hypotheses were formulated and tested using t-test and one way analysis of variance. at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted the survey research design. A sample of 300 was administered questionnaire the instrument for data collection. Results obtained revealed the effective classroom management techniques included among others constant engagement of students in activities, use of innovative instructional strategies by teachers, teachers acting as models, monitoring, effective communication, stimulating classroom environment and regular use of questions during instruction. Findings further showed that teachers’ classroom management effectiveness is a powerful motivator of student’s learning. As regards the hypotheses, for hypothesis one, there was no significant difference between female and male teachers in their perception on effective classroom management techniques. For hypothesis two, there was no significant difference among principals, vice-principals and teachers in their perception regarding the effects of teachers classroom management effectiveness on students learning. Based on the findings, the study recommends that school principals should constantly organize seminars and workshops for teachers to get them acquainted with the effective classroom management techniques.
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