Analysis Of The Integrated Model Of Classroom Management

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Part1- Choice of the model and Justification Effective teaching cannot occur without developing and implementing effective behaviour management plans. In this assignment, I set out to develop a plan based upon Glasser’s Choice theory and using the scaffold provided by Integrated Model. The Integrated Model of classroom management provides a practical scaffold for developing a personal model of classroom management. I’ve decided to use the Integrated Model to develop my classroom management plan because it is a flexible model that can be used in a range of settings across the school. The model is suitable for beginner and experienced teachers alike, which means that I can continue to use it as my teaching experience grows and my personal philosophy…show more content…
Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological theory identifies five main environment systems which influence a child’s behaviour. (Bronfenbrenner, 1979, Pg. 16). Along with family, peer group, classroom and school community, children are also influenced by the social and political ideologies surrounding them. Skinner’s Applied Behaviour Analysis teaches behaviour through “the manipulation of antecedent conditions and reinforcing consequences” (Lyon, Kelly Ford, 2014, Pg. 13). In practice the applied behaviourism is used in many basic classroom management practices by teachers as well as in practices that are used in responding to challenging behaviours. It provides a “model for explaining and changing human behaviour under everyday conditions’ ( Kelly, Lyons, Butterfield, Gordon, Classroom management: creating positive learning environments, 2007, Pg.…show more content…
Psycho-educational theories seek need based explanations for student misbehaviour. Both Glasser’s Choice theory and Driekurs’ goal-centered theory (GCT) are non-coercive and believe in choice and responsibility. GCT states that everyone has an “innate need and desire to belong to social groups” (Lyon, Kelly Ford, 2014, Pg. 23). Students misbehave when they mistakenly think that it will lead them to group belonging. Glasser states that all behaviours are an attempt to satisfy five basic needs- survival, belonging, power, freedom and fun. “We behave in certain ways to get what we want.” (Glasser, 1985, Pg. 242) Teachers should strive to create environments that match closely to student’s ‘quality worlds’, where their basic needs are being met. Teachers can’t control the behaviour of the students as all behaviour is chosen in order to meet one’s basic needs. Only the individuals themselves can control their behaviour. Teachers can build positive relationships and structure teaching and learning process to satisfy the unmet basic needs that lead to misbehaviour. Teachers can also help students to identify the triggers of their behaviours, which in turn empower them to choose more appropriate reactions to those feelings. As they do so, their behaviours will
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