GOALS AND PREMISES
Our program gives teachers the tools to learn steps toward creating a well-organized classroom and approaches the process as teachers encounter it in their classrooms:
- • First, focusing on planning in a variety of key areas;
- • next, presenting strategies for implementing the plan;
- • then, establishing positive management policies; and
- • finally, learning methods for maintaining an effective learning environment throughout the year.
COMP's goal for teachers is to help improve their overall instructional and behavioral management skills through planning, implementing, and maintaining effective classroom practices.
Such practices provide a framework for order and organization in classrooms and provide opportunities for students to begin to manage their own learning opportunities. Additional goals are to improve student task engagement, reduce inappropriate and disruptive student behavior, promote student responsibility for academic work and behavior, and improve student academic achievement.