2. WHAT IS CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT?
Classroom management is ways of organizing the
resources, pupils and helpers so that teaching and
learning can proceed in an efficient and safe manner.
..2 major goals:
3. Describe a
4. CHARACTERISTICS OF A WELL-MANAGED CLASSROOM…
Positive Work Environment
5. TECHNIQUES FOR BETTER CLASSROOM CONTROL
Focus attention on entire class
Don’t talk over student chatter
Silence can be effective
Use softer voice
Direct your instruction so that students know what is going to happen
6. A DANGEROUS TEACHER:
Believes that what he/she does outside of here has no bearing
Believes that anger shouldn't be part of the curriculum
Never makes time to just sit and listen
Believes that this kids have no right to be mad
Believes that he/she can’t make a difference
Believes that punishment is more effective than discipline
7. THE EFFECTIVE TEACHER:
Have a Positive Attitude
SetYour Expectations Early
Develop a Good Rapport with your Students
Create a safe learning environment.
Knows the difference between an effective teacher and an ineffective one
How to start
class and get
Flicker lights, count down from five.
Stand in the center of the room and wait for them to catch on.
Begin class with a warm-up to allow students to ‘warm-up’ to the class. Some cultures prefer to not
just jump right into things but to gradually work their way up.
Stand quietly at the front of class & wait until it’s quiet. Smile. Breathe. (note: this doesn’t always work!)
Do the same opening ritual every day, Pavlov style.
Always start class with providing a “comic strip of the day” or a “word of the day” or “unknown
random fact of the day” or something else that may be funny or attention grabbing. Don’t reveal it
until the bell rings. Students will begin to look forward to this and come to class on time to see it.
Then,once the students have a great laugh, give the plan for the day and start teaching.
Take roll daily at the same time (when the bell rings). Even though this is boring, the expectant roll call
will get the students in their seats on time.
Overall, no matter what ritual is used, it should be consistent. By using the same starting ritual every
day, the students will come to expect what’s next.
Ask for attention.?