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  1. 1. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PLANClassroom management is the most important skill a teacher must master. Without it, his orher students are more likely to become disengaged from the lesson, or disruptive to theirclassmates (and themselves). When students are distracted, they are not learning. Having apre-made, well-thought of plan will minimize these distractions, and maximize the learning!Classroom management includes:- Positive environment - Organization- Routines - Classroom set-up- Procedures - Cooperation with parents- Rules - Being prepared- Consequences - Consistency- Multiple strategies - Differentiated curriculum- Communication - Staff support and resourcesKnowing Your StudentsThere is a diverse group of students in the classroom. All come with their own personalities,backgrounds, learning styles, and challenges. Knowing this, I try to create opencommunication between my students, their parents, and myself. Forming a relationship with astudent and their family builds trust, confidence, and understanding. I give my studentsopportunities to share, discuss, work independently, and work in groups. I try to incorporateactivities where my students can express themselves, and share personal interests. I use all ofthese things to increase teacher effectiveness, and modify the lessons to suit each studentsindividual needs.
  2. 2.  Classroom management and management of student conduct are skills that teachers acquire and hone over time. These skills almost never "jell" until after a minimum of few years of teaching experience. To be sure, effective teaching requires considerable skill in managing the myriad of tasks and situations that occur in the classroom each day. Skills such as effective classroom management are central to teaching and require "common sense," consistency, a sense of fairness, and courage. These skills also require that teachers understand in more than one way the psychological and developmental levels of their students. The skills associated with effective classroom management are only acquired with practice, feedback, and a willingness to learn from mistakes. Sadly, this is often easier said than done. Certainly, a part of this problem is that there is no practical way for education students to "practice" their nascent skills outside of actually going into a classroom setting.
  4. 4. Behavior Management Classroom Management Classroom Management Skills for Teachers So what simple effective class room management strategies couldone use?Here are some simple strategies listed:
  5. 5.  Understand Although it is a commonly used word, there is a bigger meaning to it. Having a clear understanding for yourself on choosing the profession of ‘teaching’ would in turn teach you to be patient and helpful to students. Understand that students also have issues, they may find some difficulties with their parents, and they may be from a family that is not able to feed them well, or for various other reasons. Your time to understand their issues would mean a lot, when it comes to helping you in picking the right strategy to deal with students. Communicate It is important not just to communicate what you are teaching to the students, but communicate what is expected out of them at the end. Now it is the students’ turn to understand them better; unfortunately you have to help them out here. Once students understand their purpose being in the class and understand what you mean to them; most of the problem is solved. Last, but not
  6. 6.  least, talk to specific students whom you feel are usually disruptive in the class, or who is usually a poor performer and do not assume a good performer is always a good student! Discipline Not all the students get at the first, or second or the nth time; you have to enforce discipline in a way that is likeable to students. If students are intimidated by your presence that does not mean your victory; it means utter disaster. You can easily tell, if a student is intimidated, or not when you meet them outside the institution in a public place. If you come across a student, who does not shy away from you and is willing to greet you from their heart, that’s a good sign. If that’s not the case, then you have a lot of work to do. Again by maintaining discipline it does not mean that you should show your power; you could exercise necessary rules and follow them every day in your class. You can open doors for student’s opinions; this will help you with effective management of the class.
  7. 7.  Engage A class that is engaging and interesting enough would be less prone to disruptive talking, or poking by students. Planning ahead of the class on what could be more engaging and useful to the students would mean a lot of home work to the teacher. It is recommended that you move around the class, when teaching; keeping an eye on all the students to know who is doing what; not lecturing the whole period, but engaging the students with hands-on activities, Books which would result as a great way to go. Appreciate If students do something nice, appreciate them in front of everyone. This let them know that you really do care about them and keeps them motivated to do a better job, next time. A note of thanks is always helpful; your words mean much more to the students!
  11. 11. HOW TO CREATE A POSITIVE CLASSROOMATMOSPHERES  Change how you interact as much as necessary -- to talk, teach and communicate positively -- with each students, starting today. Your body language and tone of voice makes up the majority your overall communication, so include it in your changes. ~ Show that you have independent, total confidence in each students individual, potential for progress. Though you treat them as individuals according to academic needs and skills, each one needs to feel the warm glow of inspiring confidence that you will show for her or him.
  12. 12.  academic needs and skills, each one needs to feel the warm glow of inspiring confidence that you will show for her or him.  Begin each class by greeting the class full of students with smiles, and while standing at your door at the beginning of class, extend a personal welcome, with eye contact -- smile with your eyes, also.  Encourage the students with positive feedback whenever possible. Praise for successes is a far stronger motivation than criticism.  Cover the walls of your classroom with positive messages: posters with motivational pictures and words; inspirational quotations from great people; positive paintings, drawings, prose, poems, done by your students.
  13. 13.  Create stereograms that have hidden positive words. For an example go to methods and check out subliminal communication. Embed more positive words in everything that you write and talk about. Create a positive word for the day and start a discussion on it. Apply it to positive case studies, role models. For example - Winning - Lance Armstrong won against cancer, won Tour de France Race 7 times, and won the hearts and minds of charities and young people with his colored rubber wrist bands. a class dictionary of positive words. Start with an A - Z template and get your students to add positive words to the template. Make it big and put it on the wall.
  14. 14.  Use bright, warm colors in decorations. Most classrooms begin with standard-issue furnishings, all the same. Well- placed wall decorations can make a classroom more harmony and occasionally even impart knowledge to those whose attention has drifted off. Make wall displays educational. Make them so that students can easily learn from them.