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Classroom management is key for every teacher to master if they want to be successful with their students. In general, the term is used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students; however, after many discussions with fellow colleagues and specifically this interview, I have discovered that classroom management is more than managing and appropriately discipline children, but is also about encouraging and motivating students in the classroom. In other words, the term implies more than the prevention of disruptive behavior. It is possibly the most difficult aspect of teaching for many teachers; indeed experiencing problems in this area causes some to leave teaching altogether.
In terms of daily routines, it appears that she has an organized and simple layout for each day. For example, there doesn’t appear to be much confusion when the students enter her room. They know they are supposed to get their folders and begin their writing. Upon completing their writing initial warm-up activity, the classroom shares their thoughts and ideas regarding the writing prompt. I believe this is why they work so hard – They know they will be held accountable for their work and effort. If they do not respond to the prompt, they will not be able to participate in the group discussion.
Organization and routine seemed like the secret ingredient to her classroom management success. There was nothing that was very different or elaborate – just organized and prepared instruction. For example, she stated that she arrives at school thirty minutes before she is required to be there, has her lesson plans and materials ready and prepared in advanced.
In terms of her teaching style ...

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...introduce an oppositional tone, creating a divide between teacher and students – she discovered that it was more beneficial and successful in the long run if she corrected students individually.
Overall, classroom management is an essential skill to master if an individual hopes to be an effective leader and teacher in the classroom. For if a teacher loses control of their classroom, it becomes increasingly more difficult for them to regain that control. In the end, the time a teacher has to take to correct misbehavior caused by poor classroom management skills results in a lower rate of academic engagement in the classroom. Therefore, a teacher must be prepared and motivated to teach, for from the student’s perspective, effective classroom management involves clear communication of behavioral and academic expectations as well as a cooperative learning environment.
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