Personal Reflection Of Classroom Management

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This student is a difficult read and is difficult to build rapport with. Since she is so shy, she does not come forth with conversation and therefore, I know her the least out of my students. I attribute some of this to her age, demeanor, lack of confidence, and shyness. Even when I have the student one-on-one, I have to pry for information about school or casual conversation. There are other times when she catches me off guard and is very talkative, but only about topics she is willing to discuss. Her parents are not overly involved in the student’s school work. She is Hispanic and her parents do not speak English. They often take her out of school to translate for various reason including business or doctor’s visits. 7. Student cooperation…show more content…
My school does not have an agreed-upon approach to classroom management or discipline program to be upheld throughout the school. The principal and I are new this year. He has a philosophy of not micromanaging individual classroom rules or grading practices. The only request he has is to have clear and concise classroom rules and individually hold students accountable for those rules. They need to be clearly posted and discussed at the beginning of the semester, so there is no further discussion or questioning of classroom procedure. When a teacher is clear and consistent, students get into the routine. I personally really enjoy being able to manage my individual classroom as I see fit. My personal classroom management style revolves around student rapport and relationship. I went into my classroom the first day with a clear vision of my rules and management, but quickly adjusted to the needs and wants of the students. I allowed them to help formulate rules and consequences for actions. By allowing them input, there was more buy-in and respect build. I had a very strict format for rules and turning in of coursework, but I realized quickly that I needed to be flexible in a high school setting versus…show more content…
Each relationship is different and each teacher has his or her own way with students. I have seen from a distance that for the most part students have great respect for teachers and therefore get respect in return. A couple of teachers expect respect, and since it is not earned, students do not always give it. I live by the thoughts that I have to earn the respect of the student body and model behaviors for them. The relationship I build with them is up to me, but in order for great things to happen, I need to foster individual relationships and show that I care. 10. I had immediate growing pains and adjustment pains to my late work and missed work policies. Since it is my first time working in a high school, I took a lot of my expectations from my college teaching practices and personal experiences from high school. After all, I attended a very similar size high school, so expectations, in my mind, would not be so different. I was wrong and maybe a bit dated from my high school experience. First, I had a firm policy in my college class of not accepting late work for any reason. This worked well for me and students tending to learn this policy quickly. By having it clear cut with no wiggle room, I only had a few try to push the boundary for an exception. I quickly learned this was a nightmare in a high school setting. It is the expectation to allow students a chance for credit, even though we do not have
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