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Elementary school teachers' experiences of implementing the Teacher Classroom Management Method : Case study in Finland (2023)

Maunula, M., Granlund, K., & Harju-Luukkainen, H. (2023). Elementary school teachers' experiences of implementing the Teacher Classroom Management Method : Case study in Finland. International Journal on Studies in Education, 5(3), 332-347. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijonse.144

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All authors or editorsMaunula, Minna; Granlund, Kati; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi

Journal or seriesInternational Journal on Studies in Education


Publication year2023


Issue number3

Pages range332-347

PublisherInternational Society for Technology Education and Science

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


Persistent website addresshttps://ijonse.net/index.php/ijonse/article/view/144

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/86596


The diversity of pupils and their different difficulties challenge teachers' skills and methods in teaching. Some behavioral challenges require rapid intervention and a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach from the teachers. An internationally recognized tool, TCM (Teacher Classroom Management), aims to support pupils' socio-emotional development, improve teacher-pupil interaction, and strengthen school-home cooperation. This pilot study examines teachers' experiences of TCM in Finnish primary school context. The study is qualitative, and the data (N=16) was collected through focus group interviews. According to the results, the teacher's strengthened group management skills were positively reflected in the classroom. Teachers´ positive communication with the class strengthened interaction and made it easier to deal with difficult issues. However, implementing TCM in the school community requires ongoing support. Collegial experiences and renewed group management skills strengthened the teachers' own experience of coping at work. The TCM method provided appropriate group management tools.

Keywordslower comprehensive schoolclass teachersclassroom workschool class communityproblem behaviourteacher-pupil relationshipambience

Free keywordselementary school; Teacher Classroom Management Method; behavioral response; pupil; teacher; Sustainable well-being

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Reporting Year2023

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