Behavior Managment Essay

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While many aspects of teaching can be intimidating, the most challenging and also the most necessary for inexperienced teachers to master, is the development of a tested and functioning model for student behavior and classroom management. While the majority of teachers, both veteran and novice alike, would agree that the end result of a well-managed classroom allows the instructor to engage the class more effectively and students to become more “self-directing, responsible, and concerned about the well-being” of their classmates, few teachers would agree as to the specific means of establishing and implementing behavioral guidelines. In other words, while many educators share the end objective of teaching in an orderly and responsive classroom environment, the actual process of creating and executing specific behavior management rules, policies, and consequences is one that each teacher must formulate individually, together with the input of his or her students. Before teachers are ready to lead their students in a discussion about classroom discipline, however, they must first prepare their own views by identifying their unique philosophy of discipline or synthesis of behavior management. In outlying my philosophy of discipline, I will touch on five main points, including: general management principles, general class procedures, classroom environment, expected activities and products, and desists and consequences. In my mind, a teacher’s general management principles represent the goals or objectives they have for their students, their classroom, and themselves. Of all the categories, this one will almost certainly be the most general and theoretical in nature because it corresponds to the ideal or the model of a superlative classroom, rather than conforming to a specific situation. Teachers can use the desired outcomes summarized within this category as a basis
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