Instructional strategies are essential to be fulfilled in the classroom as it inspires students. Learning can be improved when instructional strategies are tangled to the interest of students. Instructional strategies focuses on educating academic and social skills. Every teacher has a certain goal to achieve with her students in the classroom. To have a successful classroom, a teacher should include several strategies.
An effective classroom management plan will enable the students and the teacher to respect each other. It is important in order for classroom organization and for efficiency in teaching. Effective classroom management begins with the teacher. The teacher must plan well so that the students will be able to meet their learning and behavior objectives. A good lesson plan will help the students to feel a need to learn the material and will help them maintain positive behavior.
For the positives of inclusion to become reality the teachers will need to know how to create the environment that leads to the social and academic success that research says is possible. The underlying key to creating this success is preparation. Learning in the classroom requires a constructive environment with the least disruptions possible. Therefore, the goal is to stop negative behavior as much as possible. The way for this is for teachers to be trained and prepared to manage these behaviors.
Organization is one characteristic that is key to giving your students a clear understanding of what is going to be expected of them for the day. Not only this but establishing classroom norms for your students and constantly be expressing to them the standards you hold them too. Preparing and organizing the classroom itself can be a precursor for the way your classroom is going to be ran. Allowing for student workspace, wall space and your own workspace can help prevent the classroom from feeling chaotic. Using containers for specific materials that are labeled and stored as well as creating file cabinets for lesson plans and worksheets that... ... middle of paper ... ...able for establishing this environment and hold them accountable to maintain this environment so that our classroom can be a place where they feel safe, comfortable and motivated to learn.
It is important to remain organized, communicate with your students, arranging an effective classroom that caters to your students and expectations that you place on them, monitor student progress, be proactive and handle problems as they arise, and design an effective learning center. All of these functions are essential in running an effective classroom. Without these steps the classroom will not run smoothly and the learning environment created will not promote effective learning.
School environments must be respectful, caring, stable, and stimulating atmospheres in order to enhance the learning environment. Students that perceive the atmosphere as friendly, satisfying, focused on goals, and challenging and who feel the classroom has the required materials tend to learn more (Walberg, 1984). Teachers need to commit to students and their learning and become members of the learning community. Teaching students to develop respect for others, their environment, and themselves helps to develop a caring, safe classroom community. In my classroom I would allow students to develop their own set of classroom rules and consequences with my guidance.
The theory I find myself agreeing with the most is the constructivist approach because it is a balance between teacher and student. As a future teacher, I feel it important to have some say in the running of my classroom but I also want the students to feel it is also their classroom. The constructivist approach allows the teacher and students to work as a team but under the direction of the teacher. The teacher provides direction in how the classroom environment should be established, what content will be covered, and conflict resolution. The students are still given options to choose from in each of these category so they feel in control of the learning experience and environment.
Teachers must make good judgments when it comes to instructional methods and curricula, so it is important for administrators to employ educators who have good habits of character and try to develop others through professional development. To maximize learning, an educator needs to understand each individual as much as possible. Today with increasing diversity in the classroom, teaching can be a very complex activity. Not only must educators recognize and respond to each student’s educational needs, but also understand the cultural and family values. Diversity can be enriching and be responsible for making students flourish.
According to Plato, a student's environment determines his or her morals and character. It is very important for children to be able to function in society and to learn to interact well with other people; providing a positive learning environment plays a crucial role in instilling these characteristics. If all teachers would stress these concepts there would be a lot less discipline problems in the classroom. Philosophy Discipline plays a key role in the learning environment of the child. A teacher must have an effective discipline method to keep order in the classroom.
This means that the teacher must make the material engaging for the student, create an enriching and appropriate learning environment, and work with other school personnel to do so. This also means that the student needs to be an advocate for their own learning, which the teacher also must encourage. These are all goals that I will accomplish in my future special education teaching career.