Classroom management is critical when in an educational classroom environment that involves all students. My main goal is to have a safe and inviting classroom environment that students feel comfortable and allow them to reach their full potential and be successful. I believe that students need to be taught self-discipline like Gordon’s Theory (57). When you impose self-discipline, you must be able to correct students in order to students to demonstrate appropriate behavior. Whereas when you teach discipline, you are helping them learn and develop your expectations and students will acquire this information in a more respectful manner.
I would strictly emphasize that these rules, expectations, and consequences are to create a pleasing and productive learning environment. I would use logical consequences with those students who choose not to follow the rules and expectations, and encouragement and rewards with those students who demonstrate the appropriate behavior. The classroom is a place in which the teacher should take complete responsibility for guiding the students. As the teacher, I feel it is my responsibility to install moral values that will help my students become model citizens who are educated to compete in the world, but in order to do this I would have to set an example for my students. I would like for my instruction and curriculum to be flexible with the different learning styles of my students, so they are all comfortable with the instruction and curriculum.
An effective classroom management is essential for students to feel comfortable and engaged in learning. Teachers should be aware of the environment they are surrounding the students in, where they have to be encouraged to learn and not get bored. Having an organized classroom is one of the most important things to have an effective instruction by which teachers will feel comfortable in moving around the classroom and monitor the students. Even students should be able to move in the classroom easily and avoid having fights with their classmates. Another effective strategy is time management.
My reaction to inappropriate behavior can provide powerful learning experiences that will help students improve their self-management skills and develop self-responsibility. Another strategy that will help prevent minor disruptive behavior that I will be using is proximity control. As a teacher who consistently moves around the classroom, using proximity control to reduce disruptive behavior aligns perfectly with my teaching style. When I implement this strategy a student may be misbehaving and I can move closer and closer to a student depending on the behavior. A great asset to ... ... middle of paper ... ...wer my students and provide them the opportunity to express their own feelings and ideas.
Educators should help students to collaborate with their families and the community to improve their learning skills. In my future teaching practices, I would check if there are any bias in the teaching materials and the language used in a class, reflect the diverse backgrounds of the students, plan instructional activities at the beginning of class to boost students’ morale, self-esteem, and readiness to learn, and prepare a differentiated instruction to meet the individual needs of students according to their needs. I would develop a nurturing, supportive, non-competitive environment where everybody is the leader in the classroom. I would guide grouping of students for instruction and I believe that the best strategy to use is to group students in mixed
A constructive teacher realizes students should participate in creating classroom rules because they will be more willing to follow them. This also means that by “encouraging children to make classroom rules, the teacher minimizes unnecessary external control and promotes the development of children’s moral and intellectual autonomy” (DeVries & Zan, 2003, p. 67). I consider myself an autonomy-supportive teacher because I believe in involving “students in the process of learning by giving them choices” (Brophy, 1998, p. 130). This supports the idea of intrinsic motivation which is to get students excited about learning by giving them freedom to choose how they will complete an assignment. For example, when it comes to students giving a report on an assigned book, they will be given the choice of how they would like to share what they learned and choice of working alone or with other classmates.
It is important to acknowledge each students differences and not ignore their needs outside the academic setting. With the focus of creating an effective classroom management plan, it is essential to define rules and implement them so they may be clearly and easily understood. While establishing rules it is important to remember that the goal is “to establish and maintain an effective learning environment” (361). While developing rules for the classroom, it is best that the list of rules be few yet clear and concise. “It is also important to involve the students in the development of these rules; this not only facilitates their understanding and ownership but also cultivates their sense of power and self-esteem” (362).
Classroom Management Plan A. The philosophy that I am developing behind my classroom management plan is one that is based on clear communication with my students. I believe that it is important to value relationships with students because that is the starting point of creating a classroom climate that is positive and consistent. It is my goal to cultivate self-directed students so that the behavior management is not taking up lots of valuable class time. Although school seems competitive in its nature because we use grades as the form of evaluation, it is my thought that competition in the classroom should be limited because this will increase better behavior and achievement in all students.
They will think of effective rules that they feel will contribute to successful classroom relationships. Involving students in making their own rules will make them more inclined to obey them and take up the consequences of disobedience without debating; since they have unanimously agreed on the rules as well as behavior interventions in case any of the rules is broken. --- Students Conduct I will use intrinsic behavior management plan to help students conduct themselves appropriately because they should take ownership for their behavior and understand how it affects the entire classroom. As a responsible teacher, I feel that it is my responsibility to teach students how to take responsibility for their actions and how to individually evaluate their own actions to avoid making excuses when misconduct arises. I will therefore train students on effective self evaluation skills for their own actions to ensure that each student is responsible for his own actions.
The introduction of policies and legislations in regards to inclusion within the classroom demands teachers to reassess their learning environments in order to cater to the diverse range of students within our classrooms. As a teacher it is our responsibility to set up our learning environment to maximise student learning and teaching providing varying strategies to cater to our students’ differences. As educators I believe it is important to create a learning climate within and surrounding your classroom. An environment where students feel their opinions are considered and valued (Chapman & King, 2005). By creating an open, caring environment students are more likely to take risks, and to develop the understanding that it is ok to fail and try again.