Teachers can have very different approaches to classroom management. Over the years, different behavioral theorists have developed strategies that teachers can use, but these strategies can vary greatly. It is important for teachers to learn about these different theories and decide for themselves what they would like to implement in their classrooms and what will work for them individually. There are several factors to consider when designing a plan for classroom management: prevention, preparation, implementation, and reflection. These factors are all addressed by the behavioral approach to classroom management. Half of classroom management is about prevention; if you can stop a problem from happening, then you don’t need to attempt to fix it. The best way to prevent management problems is to be straightforward and clear right from the very beginning concerning expectations for the course. This is particularly important for a course such as high school chemistry where safety is a frequent concern. Setting clear guidelines for behavior early on alone is not enough; the rules and expectations must also be made easily available to the students. If the students have a copy of the rules or if they are posted in the classroom, the teacher can easily reference the guidelines and expect the students to be familiar with them. It is also crucial to be consistent in enforcing these guidelines. If students can sometimes get away with ignoring certain rules, procedures, or guidelines, then it is more difficult to manage behavior in the classroom. As a high school science teacher, labs are an important part of instruction. The problem with this is that labs require extensive preparation. If a teacher is not prepared for the lesson they are teaching, classroom behavior can easily get out of hand. This problem is increased when you consider the materials and equipment needed for lab. It is difficult for a teacher to monitor classroom behavior if they are scrambling to find enough chemicals for everyone. By having lab stations set up ahead of time, teachers can make themselves more available to the students and free to monitor their work and behavior. The most important part of teaching any class is the actual implementation of instruction. In order to manage classroom behavior, a teacher must keep the students engaged. This can be done through the use of student questioning. An inquiry-based approach to learning can be helpful in this situation. If a student is responsible for their own learning, they are more likely to be actively engaged in the classroom. This approach to instruction also makes it easier for the teacher to know exactly where the students are in their understanding of the content. If a teacher simply stands in front of the class, lectures, and assigns practice problems, there is no way to know if the students truly comprehend the information. There are many reasons why a student might understand the information but do poorly on the…
Reading Response: Classroom Management and Organization
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…
1.03 Pirate or Puritan
1. In complete sentence format, list three specific details you learned about William Bradford from this reading.
He moved to Holland to spread Puritanism, he has a vivid account of the early settlement, and also he has been a unique source of information about the Puritans’ voyage and the challenges that faced the settlers.
2. In two sentences, explain why you think Bradford is significant in American history.
In my opinion I believe he significantly important…
education is a very important part of every child’s life. My personal goals for my future classroom are to help each student work to their full potential, and help them become a responsible young adult. I want my classroom to be a safe, yet comfortable learning environment for my students. It is my opinion that teachers should have great and effective classroom management skills. My idea of having classroom management is for the teacher to model appropriate behaviors that is expected out of the students…
is to teach a small self-contained special education classroom between 1st and 3rd grade.
My classroom will be well organized with the theory everything has a home and should be put away and clean. I would be worried that if my things are not organized it would reflect on how the students would be less likely to be organized and prepared. Tools and materials would be organized and put into proper storage areas. Areas in the classroom will have to be clear and free of clutter incase tantrums…
SPE 638: Inclusive Classroom Practice
and Student/Intern Teaching
February 7, 2015
Classroom management relates to preparing specific rules, establishing a warm classroom environment, and maintaining an orderly environment that includes problem-solving strategies. Doyle (1986) claims that "classroom management should be viewed as one major dimension of effective teaching, rather than synonymous with it...the centrality of classroom management to the teacher's roles, as well as…
Classroom management can be the most important thing a teacher can do for his or her classroom. Classroom management is ensuring that the classroom run smoothly. When a classroom is managed, it creates an environment where the students are focus and there is a positive environment which creates growth in the classroom. Classroom management should start the first day the students enter your classroom. When the classroom is mange it ensures that the students and you are on the same page. Once a teacher…
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Flipped Classrooms and Flipped Lessons: What Does It Mean for Parents?
By: Reading Rockets (2013)
Your child may be at a school where they are using an approach called "flipped classroom" or "flipped lesson." If so, keep reading to find out more about the concept, and three ways that you can support flipped learning at home.
Reconsidering Silent Reading
By: Reading Rockets (2011)
It's called lots of different things: Drop Everything and Read (DEAR), Sustained…
Running head: MY PERSONAL CLASSROOM
My Personal Classroom Management Plan
Grand Canyon University: EDU-536
June 12, 2012
The objective of this paper is to present my personal ideas on how to have effective classroom management. To run an effective classroom, the teacher should have a well developed classroom management plan that should be utilized at all times. A well thought out classroom management plan will not only be a major contributor to your…
Legal and Ethical Implications for Classroom Management
Grand Canyon University: EDU 536
April 24, 2013
Today’s classrooms are more dynamic than ever before. Educational needs of students are changing at breakneck speeds, along with the demands being placed on their teachers. There are associated legal and ethical implications that are evolving as rapidly as the technology that is driving a lot of the change. In order to have a chance to meet the needs…
Legal and Ethical Implications for Classroom Management
July 07, 2010
Classroom management is the key to a successful school year for both the teacher and the students. I have read about various methods, techniques, and disciplines useful in establishing a solid foundation for student cooperation and participation. I wholeheartedly understand that I cannot control another person’s thoughts, feelings, and/or actions. However, I do believe I am capable of establishing…