After reading the article about classroom management and organization, I realize the importance of classroom management and organization and how it ties into the teacher I will become. According to the article, effective teachers will have a routine and procedures in place. They will have planned and organized lessons, students are engaged, and transitions flow very easily. Teachers must also be effective in the way they handle student behavior and discipline. This is where fairness and consistency becomes very important.
My goal as an educator is to become as highly effective as I can be. It is true that students will learn better when they are completely engaged. How do we know how to keep our students engaged? I have the pleasure of working with second graders and they tend to lose focus very easily. I have adopted a teaching style that seems to be working for me. I have made my lessons more interactive. My students love to interact with each other. They enjoy being a part of the demonstration which helps with student engagement. As for my experience thus far, this has helped students be on task and has helped with students being more involved in discussion. Having routine and procedures in place has made it easier for me to run my classroom. This also helps with transitioning from doing independent to group work, and from discussion to sharing the solution path to a problem. Being an effective teacher means you are facilitating these transitions and you are making sure that they do not get off task. For example, when my students are doing group activities and they are discussing the topic, I am always walking around asking assessing and advancing questions. I am checking for understanding to know where they are at and how much they understood. I am listening to groups share knowledge. My students are aware that I am listening at all times or, like the article stated, I have eyes in