My Classroom Management Plan

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I have heard that for many beginning teachers, classroom management can be one of the most challenging aspects of their new career. Knowing this, I decided to experiment with many classroom management approaches during my student teaching to find one that fit both my students and myself. Based on these experiences, I designed a classroom management plan that I will implement in my classroom as a beginning teacher. It is important to note, however, that my classroom management philosophy will be evolving as necessary as I gain more experience and insight into the field of teaching. Also, my classroom management plan may need to be altered to fit my specific group of students.

Implementing a Student-Centered Classroom Management Program

My classroom management approach will be student-centered as I will help students to develop a sense of responsibility for their actions. The behavior standards in my classroom will be high and developmentally appropriate for the age I am teaching. The students will play a large role in creating the rules for our classroom community. Together, we will decide what is appropriate behavior for our classroom, and I will write these rules as positive statements to be displayed in the room. I will ensure that all students understand the expectations of our classroom. Students will be made aware what the consequences for breaking the rules of our classroom community are. I will strive to be firm, kind, and consistent in my approach to rules and rule breaking. My goal will be to create a calm, safe, and orderly classroom - one in which I can teach and my students can learn.

Being Proactive with my Classroom Management

My classroom management approach will also be a proactive one. I wil...

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...itive teacher-student, student-student, and teacher-parent relationships that I foster. By holding weekly classroom meetings, students will have a chance to meet and talk in a safe, respectful environment. We will begin these meetings with compliments and appreciations. This is a time when students can offer a compliment to one of their classmates, or they can share something they appreciated about a classmate that day. Then, we will discuss any other issues brought up by students or myself. These classroom meetings and other group activities in our class will encourage students to build positive relationships with all of their classmates. I plan to build a relationship with all parents of students in my classroom as well. I will welcome parent involvement, questions, and feedback. Parents are an essential element to a successful classroom management approach.
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