To motivate students: be a role-model. nurture responsibility not obedience, be fair, give natural and logical consequences, be private, try for win-win situation, control anger, diffuse power struggles and develop a plan
All humans have a need for love a feeling of self-worth
Steps: build a relationship, focus on behaviour not person, give student responsibility and evaluation, develop a plan, student commits to plan, follow-up and follow-through, move beyond class if necessary
“ Positive Classroom Discipline”:The teacher systematically strengthens desired behaviour while weakening inappropriate behaviour by using proximity control, negative reinforcement, incentives, body language and peer pressure.
These teachers fail to make their needs or wants known. They appear indecisive which confuses students. They threaten but students know there will be no follow through.
These teachers respond in a manner that disregards the needs and feelings of students. Their response to students are negative, condescending, sarcastic or hostile. They often make unprofessional comments about students and their peers. Consequences are overly severe.
The teacher is responsible for establishing a community and for maintaining classroom control
The teacher is the difference between a chaotic or caring classroom
Effective classroom management includes: planning and implementing teaching strategies thoroughly , keeping students actively engaged in meaningful learning, and preventing disruptions through proactive management strategies.
When a teacher needs to react to misbehaviour, careful thought should be applied to the situation to ensure that the self-esteem of the student is respected and to ensure that the consequences are realistic and appropriate
Good luck in your practice teaching and your second term courses!