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Classroom Management Plan
Classroom management plan
My goal as a teacher is to provide the best environment in which students will be
able to learn the skills and knowledge needed for success. School is not just for
scholastic development, it also includes emotional and social development. All three
components are needed for a complete education. My job as an educator is to guide
students in acquiring the necessary skills to help them become productive members of
society. In order for education to be beneficial, there need to be set guidelines for the
classroom that need to be followed. This way, the classroom will run smoothly and be
beneficial for all.
An effective classroom will be one with minimal confusion and abundant
opportunities for students learning. It will be shaped with everyday enriching routines
that promote interactions and organization. Students will be given a set of expectations
for what is suitable in order to institute a positive classroom environment. As a flexible
educator I feel it will be more beneficial for the students, if together we brainstorm
additional rules. We will then discuss why it is important to have such rules followed by
concrete examples like role playing. In the classroom, the students will be aware of what
I expect from them.
Principles of management
The principle for the classroom must be detailed in order to prevent student
misconduct. I am committed to making my classroom challenging as well as safe. I aim
to engage my students through the curriculum and interacting with them one on one.
Student needs are crucial in my classroom. I want my students to be comfortable with
others students and with me. I want to encourage all my students to participate in class in
order to learn from each other as well as from me. I want to motivate students to learn
and keep their attention through engaged learning. I want to include students in the
creation of classroom rules and give them a sense of responsibility in what goes on in the
classroom. I believe that is students fell that they have a part in the workings of the
classroom, they will be more motivated to engage in the class and learn.
Classroom management is the foundation of a cooperative classroom. If a child is
disruptive they will then endure the consequences implemented with four step
consequences. The first step will be a warning and the fourth step will be a conference
with the parents or guardians of that child where their problem as well as a possible
solution will be discussed .
1. On the first day of class, students will be given a chance to develop the classroom
rules ( classroom constitution), with my guidance.
2. Students will copy the classroom rules onto a piece of paper and sign it
acknowledging their agreement and it will be kept for my records. I will also hang the
classroom rules on the bulletin board for all to see.
3. I will type up a copy of the classroom rules and send it home with students for parents
to review and sign. It will also be collected for records.
4. I will use a combination of positive and negative reinforcement. If a child has good
behavior for the day, they will be rewarded with a star. I am a firm believer in positive
reinforcement because I believe that by rewarding a child for a good behavior I am
letting them know that they have met my expectations for behavior. When a child
collects five stars for five days of the week they will receive a treat on the last day of
the week, Friday.
5. The classroom will be arranged into groups. I believe in cooperative learning. That
way, students can learn from each other and still be graded for their individual work. The
groups that follow directions and do their work will be rewarded. Some of the rewards
can include free homework pass, extra points on quiz, being first to line up or hand out
papers. If a group as a whole misbehaved, minutes can be deducted from their gym or
recess and may have to do extra work during that time.
6. If specific students continually misbehave, they will get three warnings. After the
third warning, I will keep them from gym or recess and talk to them. We will sit down
and try to figure out what happened, why they did it, and how they can improve their
behavior and what they think their punishment be if they did it again. They usually come
up with a much harsher punishment than we would think of. If the behavior still
continues, I will schedule a meeting with the parents and the student.
6. I will also have the daily schedule on the board for students to see. This way they will
know where we are at during the school day.
7. I will periodically scaffold during group work to make sure that they understand what
is going on and that everyone is doing their part. There will definitely be individual
work, but mainly group work because I have noticed from my experience that a mixture
of both work gets the best results. There are some students who work best alone while
others understand better in groups. This way we can accommodate both types of
During the first week, I will call the parents and make sure that hey did receive the
classroom rules and if they had any questions for me. I will also explain to them that
they are an important part of their student’s education and that there are after school
programs to help their children if they ever needed them. I will also tell them that I am
always willing to meet with them if they have any questions. They just need to call the
office and make an appointment.
My role as a teacher is to be a positive role model. I would like to be a felicitator. I am an
open constructivist that works well for me. I will give lots of encouragement and I will
always try hard to encourage and give kids a safe feeling. Classroom management is the
foundation of a cooperative classroom. If a child is disruptive they will then endure the
consequences implemented. I will not allow disrespecting in my classroom. I am a firm
believer in positive reinforcement because I believe that by rewarding a child for a good
behavior I am letting them know that they have met my expectations for a behavior. I will
teach my students self reliance and integrity.
Strategies used for building a community of learners:
In my classroom students will be seated by their classmates in groups in order to
encourage interaction and collaboration with their peers.
• My classroom will be fun interactive environment where I will encourage
exploration and promote acceptance.
• Promote a safe enriched class environment
• Pattern and routines
Building Family in the classroom:
In my classroom students will be seated by their classmates in groups in order to
encourage interaction and collaboration with their peers.
An example of Classroom Constitution:
When students are involved in making their own rules, they establish ownership of the
rules and view them as their own. A society needs laws to be civilized and our classroom
is our mini society with it‘s laws. It can be our mini constitution. We will create a
constitution to demonstrate how students should behave in our society. Some of the
sample rules can include:
Keep your hands and feet to yourself
Raise your hand if you need to talk or get up and wait for permission
Treat others as you would want to be treated
Bring all needed supplies to class
We can also add detailed mini-rules that are obvious but can serve as a reminder. The
classroom rules are like a constitution and can be changed with a majority vote, but the
teacher must approve the change, they can’t override the decision. Students need to
know the rules in order to follow them. The rules will change as needed and everyone
will get a chance to vote on the rules unless I see them as important and necessary fort he
classroom to run smoothly.
Classroom duties and student duties
The classroom will be arranged in groups of five or six students depending on number of
students. My desk will be at the front of the classroom and I will constantly walk around
the classroom making sure everyone is doing their work properly. I can’t sit at my desk
more than a few minutes. I guess I just got used to it. It also ensures that all students are
doing their work because they know that hey are periodically checked. Each group has a
person who passes and collects papers, another who makes sure that the group area is
clean. They can rotate duties ensuring that every student gets a chance to participate.
They give students a greater role in their classroom. These rules and duties make them
more responsible for the classroom and give them a greater sense of community. It also
saves time for instruction and less passing out papers and cleaning up at the end of the
The classroom is a learning environment that should make students comfortable enough
to learn and be able to ask questions and converse with their peers through group
interactions. In order for that to occur without disrupting the classroom, there need to be
set guidelines that govern the classroom. I also believe in hands on activities when
possible. Students need to have order in for fun education to occur. The students know
that and follow the rules. In the event that they aren’t able to do that, a few days without
their groups and lots of dittos will surely change that. I believe that students should
have fun when learning but if they aren’t able to maintain proper classroom etiquette, I
can be strict and by the book. That is my last option. I believe that when students are
engaged in their own learning and are given choices in the workings of their classroom
that they will have fun and learn better. When students learn something differently, they
seem to retain it longer. There are many new and innovative ways of teaching various
subjects and I intend to try them out for my classroom. I intend to keep my class on its
toes and keep them guessing what we are going to learn next and how we are going to do
it. It keeps them engaged and interested and that is the best way to learn.
Procedures and Routines:
Beginning the school day:
As students arrive to the class a morning message will be on the blackboard. Students
will have 10-15 minutes depending on what is to be done. This is reinforcing the lesson
taught throughout the weeks. Sometimes the morning message will be a way assessing
Other activities will include:
• The lunch menu
• Upcoming events
• Job chart
• Bulletin board
• Behavior chart
Leaving the room:
Before students are to leave the room I will instruct them to put away their instructional
materials then I will ask call them according to number order to quietly line up. However
if we are walking in the hall way I will ask the students to:
• Put their hands at their sides
• Walk in a straight orderly line
• Do not touch anything that could be possibly hanging on the walls
• Students are to raise their hand if they would like to go use the bathroom or drink
• There will be a job chart for students to help around the classroom
• Students will be called according to number order to line up
• Line leader will be selected to model to the students appropriate behavior
How classroom rules and expectations for behavior are
I will discuss my expectations with the students. Then the students and I will brainstorm
possible rules for the class.
• Record suggestions
• Place suggestions into categories, tweaking them
• Finally we will role play the decided rule
• Go over safety roles
• Time management
• Minimize chaos
I will emphasize the positive parts of the rules rather than just focusing on the negative. I
will reward them if they follow the rules appropriately.
Non Negotiable classroom rules:
• Be prepared
• Listen and follow directions
• Respect self and others
• Listen quietly while teacher or others are speaking
• We follow all school rules
Building/ district rules:
• No running in the halls
• All guests must sign in to the main office
It is essential to have parents involved throughout the year, to make sure that their child
has a successful year. In the beginning of the year parents will receive a letter stating
what my expectations are for the school year and parent involvement will be stressed.
These are some ways they can be involved:
• Parent-Teacher Conferences (each making period)
• Volunteering (field trips, special projects, etc.)
• Parent Day( Various days where parents are welcomes to come and spend an hour
or two with the class)
• Open house
• Weekly letter
• Calling list
• Positive phone calls
Letters/ Progress Reports
Each student will have a planner in which they will write their homework and what they
worked on that day so that parents will know what their children did that day of they
chose to review it at home. The parents will sign it and students will bring it in the next
day. Parent letters will be sent out at the beginning of each month explaining what
students will be doing that month and how they can help them at home. There will also
be comments about students progress weekly on their planners. Some tests will also be
sent home to be viewed and signed. There will also be a monthly progress report sent
home. It will include their progress in each subject, have at least two positive comments
and include any concerns. If a meeting is needed, I will indicate that on the report. I will
also be sure to call all the parents at least once a month with positive comments as well as
talk about what they can do improve their students’ education. I believe in commenting
on the good things that students do before the bad, especially if that student has low
grades or behavior problems. This really raises their self esteem and makes their parents
proud and they won’t dread the monthly phone calls.
Physical layout of the classroom:
In my classroom I will have:
• Teacher and student’s desks
• Back table
• Book cases
• Computers-technology centers
• Center area
• Bulletin Board
• Word wall
• Fish tank
• Author’s chair
• Literacy centers
• Math center
• Science center-plants, magnifying glasses
• Storage cabinets
• Over head projector
• Permethen board
• Paper shelves
• Writing utensils storage
My class will be:
• Traffic free-separate group work areas from other concentrated Ares like
• Students will be easily seen at all times depending on the type of teaching you do will
will affect room layout.
• Each table will have a try of supplies for students ranging from pencils to scissors,
crayons and markers.
• Students’ tables are arranged in circular patterns to make visibility of the
chalkboard, bulletin board, overhead projector and screen.
Plan to deal with disruptive student behaviors:
A disruptive student will go thought four disciplinary steps before their parents are to
be asked to come in. All students start the day with green cards and it’s all up to them
if they would like to get punished or rewarded.
• 1st Step : Verbal warning
• 2nd step: They are to go to behavior chart and flip their card into yellow
When students fail to respond to verbal warning, they flip their cards and they get to
miss five minutes of recess.
• 3rd step: They must flip their card to red. Student will lose entire recess and do work
instead. I will also make a phone call home if student continue to misbehave.
• 4th step: A phone call home. If the student is misbehaving daily then this
will involve a conference including the teacher, student and parent or guardian.
The conference will focus on the importance of the guidances that were not
followed and the choices and promises that the students will make.
When rules are followed each day a student can earn
• 1 star sticker
• 20 stars=a prize they can choose
• A marble gar for reward when its filled there will be a pizza party
• Homework pass for students that earn 20 stars
• Call home: child is doing good
Lesson plans will be modified and arrangements will be made for the special ED
students to accommodate their needs.
• Students with visual disability will be moved closer to board
• Students with dyslexic disability will get special books to help them.
• Students with span attention will be seated up front.
• Students that are bilingual will have a modified lesson plan
Sample classroom layout. I will need to modify it, of course depending on the needs of
the students and their comfort level and I will try to accommodate all students.