Management Theories Paper

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Paul Hawkin’s once said, “Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them” (Hawkins) This quote is so very true in the realm of education. In middle grades, students attend school just for the socialization. This can cause many disturbances during the school day. They are all going through a tough time just wanting to fit in somewhere. Some student may be in fear of participating in class activities because it may not be cool. Some kids may fail a class because they would be a nerd if they cared about their grades. Dating relationships also cause havoc on students this age. This two students may be a couple one minute and the next one of them is dating the others best friend. These are all factors in their lives that we teachers have to compete with. If educators make school interesting and constructive then the students are more bound to pay attention which in result will partly cure these management problems. Although there are important features in each management theories, three that fit me the most are William Glasser, Alfie Kohn, and Rudolph Dreikurs because they all believe in some way that the children need to take part in the planning of their education. As a teacher, there are many roles that have to be fulfilled including educator and parent. Teachers have students for at least eight hours of the day. That is a long period of time and it is easy for a child to become uninterested. Most children come to school to socialize, not an education. It is the teacher’s job to keep them wanting to come back for an education. I believe to help keep the students interested they should help plan and make decisions... ... middle of paper ... ...arch 5, 2011, from Brainy Quote: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/tedwengst178288.html Glasser, W. (1997). `Choice theory' and student success. Education Digest, 63(3), 16. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Hawkins, P. (n.d.). Retrieved March 5, 2011, from Brainy Quote: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/paulhawken402032.html Kohn, A. (1993, September 1993). Choices for Children. Retrieved March 5, 2011, from Phi Delta Kappan: http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/cfc.htm Nelsen, J. (1985). The Three R's of Logical Consequences, the Three R's of Punishment, and the Six Steps for Winning Children Over. Individual Psychology: The Journal of Adlerian Theory, Research & Practice, 41(2), 161. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Pryor, D. R. (1999). Applications of Adlerian Principles in School Settings. Professional School Counseling, 2(4), 299. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
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