The classroom should be a safe environment as well. As a teacher, we expect students to behave in a certain manner. However, teachers should act as role models to the students also. The teacher should be a facilitator inside the classroom and outside as well. The teacher should develop a relationship with the student that is respectful and authoritative.
My Philosophy of Classroom Management Classroom management is a term used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. This term can also refer to the prevention of disruptive behavior. Many consider this as one of the most difficult tasks for new teachers. The basis for classroom management involves clear communication of both, the behavioral and academic expectations, as well a cooperative learning environment and proper time management. In order to successfully maintain proper order in the classroom, we must engulf a vast amount of actions, such as classroom climate, parental involvement, environment, student expectations, rewards and consequences, classroom procedures, and student motivation.
Another student may not learn material well without having a hands on activity. Teachers need to use creativity to come up with ways so all students learn as much as they can. My second item is patience. As mentioned, teachers have the opportunity to work with many different students. Some students are smart and learn quickly, some are average, and some may need a little extra help.
The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they’re not motivated. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a key factor in the success of students at all stages of their education, and an instructor can play an huge role in providing and encouraging that motivation in their students. Of course that’s much easier said than done, as all students are motivated differently and it takes time and a lot of effort to learn to get a classroom motivated. Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation 1. Give students a sense of control.
They often enter the classroom with prior knowledge that both they and the teacher can use to their benefit. (http://www.suite101.com/content/how-do-children-learn-a149772). No two children are a like, therefore no child will learn in the same manner as the next students. Children learn and develop at a different pace, but as long as the students accomplish the same goal, who’s to say what works best for students and what way should not be used. Knowing that they are different ways in which a child can learn a teacher should try to incorporate each style within there lesson plan so no child is left out.
Bettina Alcantar EDU-450 August 9, 2014 Allison Atkins A Comparison of Discipline Models Theory Strength Weakness Advantage Disadvantage Wong's "Effective Classroom" • Classroom procedures, rules and expectations are clarified at the beginning of the year. • The students know what is expected of them at all times. • It is extremely time consuming because you are constantly stressing and teaching rules. • This makes the classroom and learning environment predictable. • Allows teachers to focus on learning instead of discipline.
Current Personal Philosophy of Classroom Management Grand Canyon University: EDU-450 1/14 1. A teacher should act in the following ways: * Communicate in a way that is age-appropriate for the students in the classroom. * Always remain professional. I will never lose my cool when dealing with an uncomfortable situation. * Firm but approachable.
According to Thomas Sergiovanni "In democratic communities norms count more than rules"(1994, p.120). This made me think about what norms are and how teachers can implement norms and not rules. Kids do not want to follow rules but if they are doing something everyday and are expected to do something everyday then they start to feel a belonging to the class. "When students share the responsibility for developing norms and when their commitment to these norms is expected, they know they belong" (Sergiovanni, 1994, p. 121). Sergiovanni explains in his article ways that educators can get control of their classroom.
In providing the proper atmosphere for learning, classroom management is an important key in the success of your school year. The key ingredients for successful classroom management include a clear and concise presentation of all expectations, rules, policies and boundaries by the teacher and a clear understanding and agreement for compliance by the students. Students should also have a clear understanding of the consequences for disobedience. This precedence should be established before the school year begins and reinforced in a positive way daily by doing the routine things routinely. One activity I would like to implement would be an integrity chart.
At the start of this module the topic I found of most interest and relevant to teaching was building a positive classroom climate. I feel that if a student and teacher can work in a positive classroom climate all the other elements of teaching will fall into place .In order for a positive learning climate to occur the teacher must be the role model in the classroom. Unfortunately building a positive classroom climate cannot be achieved by one teacher alone, a whole school approach is needed and it must be implemented in each classroom by each teacher within the school. If this approach is only implemented by one teacher students will get confused which will thus lead to disruptions within the school. A classroom’s