Classroom Management

Classroom Management

Information from PIDP 3250 Classroom Management Forum

As Tyler Offer wrote on the forum Classroom Management is how an instructor guides the pace, flow and dynamics of the learning environment.

Classroom management is a multi-faceted activity. It extends beyond some of the more traditional behavior management techniques frequently recommended to deal with students with disruptive behavior.  Specifically,  teachers should do the following:

  • develop caring, supportive relationships with and among students;
  • organize and implement instruction in ways that optimize students’ access to learning;
  • use group management methods that encourage student engagement with academic tasks;
  • promote the development of student social skills and self-regulation; and
  • use appropriate interventions to assist students who have behavior problems.

Evertson, C.M. and Weinstein, C.S. (2006). Handbook of Classroom Management:Research, Practice and Contemporary Issues. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Top 10 classroom rules

  1. Student engagement strategies keep students on task.
  2. Use classroom procedures to create consistency.
  3. Always check for understanding.
  4. Create a safe classroom environment using respect.
  5. Use classroom consequences to correct wrong student behavior.
  6. Use the tone of your voice and body language to communicate information.
  7. Academically challenge every student.
  8. Know how to easily get your students’ attention.
  9. Use a classroom seating chart.
  10. Increase participation by using collaborative learning and group projects.

from http://www.lessonplansinc.com/classroom_management_strategies.php

Classroom Management Theorists and Theories/William Glasser

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Classroom_Management_Theorists_and_Theories/William_Glasser

Choice Theory® is the basis for all programs taught by the Institute. It states that all we do is behave, that almost all behavior is chosen, and that we are driven by our genes to satisfy five basic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom and fun. In practice, the most important need is love and belonging, as closeness and connectedness with the people we care about is a requisite for satisfying all of the needs.

Choice Theory

Relationships and Our Habit

Seven Caring Habits Seven Deadly habits
Supporting
Encouraging
Listening
Accepting
Trusting
Respecting
Negotiating differences
Criticizing
Blaming
Complaining
Nagging
Threatening
Punishing
Bribing or rewarding to control

Lesson Movement by Jacob Kounin‘s theorist, is essential for a teacher to have an effective connection between management and teaching. Lesson Movement is achieved through a teacher doing five things well:

  1. with-it-ness – knowing what’s going on in your classroom at all times – or students think you do!
  2. overlapping – essentially multi-tasking by the teacher
  3. momentum -the flow of the lesson and ability of the teacher to keep it going when there are distractions and disruptions
  4. smoothness -keeping on track and not getting diverted
  5. group focus – getting the whole class focused and interested in a question or activity is essential for a teacher to have an effective connection between management and teaching. Lesson Movement is achieved through a teacher doing five things well:
  6. with-it-ness – knowing what’s going on in your classroom at all times – or students think you do!
  7. overlapping – essentially multi-tasking by the teacher
  8. momentum -the flow of the lesson and ability of the teacher to keep it going when there are distractions and disruptions
  9. smoothness -keeping on track and not getting diverted
  10. group focus – getting the whole class focused and interested in a question or activity

reflect

As an educator I would set ground rules, and communicate these rules at the beginning for the course. I then would expect the students to be responsible and mature throughout the course. I would apply the  7 caring habits by Glasser, and apply emotional intelligence in my classroom management skills. By applying all of the mentioned strategies, I would hope to be a good role model for the students. If any disruptive behaviour occurs I would immediately deal with it, and or with the individual causing the disruptive behaviour to maintain the behaviour in the classroom.


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Emotional Intelligence:

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