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This is a brief overview of three articles concerning classroom management and my personal reflection regarding the authors' input.

This is a brief overview of three articles concerning classroom management and my personal reflection regarding the authors' input.

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  • Classroom Management Articles One major concern for teachers is classroom management. I’ve read and reported on three articles on the topic- I hope you enjoy reading about them! Click HERE to Get Started!
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    • Middle School Classroom Management: Behavior Action Plan
    • Effective Classroom Management Is About Getting Pupils To Follow Your Instructions Every Time
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    • Middle School Classroom Management: Behavior Action Plan
    • Effective Classroom Management Is About Getting Pupils To Follow Your Instructions Every Time
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  • Middle School Classroom Management: Behavior Action Plan
    • By Adam Waxler
    • Written August 14 th 2007
    • Basic Summary:
      • This article is about the “proactive approach,” where a teacher doesn’t punish students, but has the student fill out a behavior action plan contract, which Adam Waxler feels is better than the rewards and punishments system.
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  • Middle School Classroom Management: Behavior Action Plan
    • This is a sample of what the student would write for the Behavior Action Plan:
      • 1. I am writing this plan because I...
      • 2. This behavior was not appropriate because...
      • 3. To prevent this from happening again, I plan to...
    Then the student needs to sign the bottom so that they are making a promise that they will feel more obligated to keep. Would you like to know my opinion? Click on your preference! Or
  • Middle School Classroom Management: Behavior Action Plan
    • 2. I like the idea of a contract, but I do feel like students should know that actions have consequences. The student should also decide on what a fair punishment would be for said behavior.
    • 3. Students should know that consequences aren’t only a last resort. I feel like they would take that as meaning they can push the envelope pretty far before the teacher will actually do anything.
    • I agree that rewards and punishments aren’t always the way to go, because I think it undervalues education. They should be learning for the sake of learning, not for the sake of candy or what have you.
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  • Effective Classroom Management Is About Getting Pupils To Follow Your Instructions Every Time
    • By Rob Johnson
    • May 18 th , 2007
    • Basic Summary:
      • Rob Johnson contends that if you want to get your students to behave, that you don’t want to give them any choices. Be specific in your commands. “The key is that the child's options are reduced to a minimum and they know exactly what is expected of them and exactly what they have to do in order to succeed. Isn't that better than repeating a vague command over and over again, becoming more exasperated and frustrated each time we are ignored?”
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    • The example Johnson cites is of a time when he had to let boys go out to the yard to play football. An example of instructions that will always get your students to follow directions could follow this kind of outline:
      • Stand silently behind your chairs.
      • Walk across the hall to the fire door and wait in line.
      • Go though the doors and walk down the corridor to the outside doors. Wait in line at the doors, don't go through them.
      • Now walk to the gate and wait in line.
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      • *Always wait for your students to finish following the instructions before continuing.
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    • I’ll be honest, I don’t like being talked to like I’m an idiot, and I doubt students do either. This is a little too strict for my taste, though the basic ideas are solid. I definitely believe that instructions should be specific so that students know what is expected of them, but that is different than talking down to them, and his example sounds very condescending.
    • There is a place for this kind of instruction though, but it should be reserved for elementary school children. Once students are in junior high or high school this becomes rude and disrespectful to the students.
    • Teachers that were this strict to me in junior high/high school were the ones that made me want to act up more. I believe that most behavioral problems in a typical school can be resolved by showing the students respect and treating them like adults.
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  • Classroom Management
    • By: Bob Roach
    • August 7 th , 2006
    • Basic Summary:
      • This article basically outlines a few helpful hints concerning classroom management. In it he stresses how important it is to respect your students and have good relationships with the parents of your students. He also emphasizes having well thought out expectations and consequences to your students’ actions before the start of term.
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    • Roach says that there are three rules to follow to develop the best possible relationship with your students:
      • 1. Treat your students with respect.
      • 2. Respond to misbehavior quickly.
      • 3. Be consistent with your expectations and consequences.
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    • Every teacher should have thought out expectations and consequences before the term begins. Here are a few things he thinks every teacher should have included in classroom policies.
      • Use group work frequently because it’s an excellent tool, but make sure that they have a lot to do so that they aren’t as distracted.
      • Sometimes when students ask to use the restroom it’s so they can meet up with another student at a certain time. Roach says he often tells the student that after they finish their work they can go- the wait is usually about ten minutes.
      • Facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, and physical proximity are key disciplinarian actions. Always use these before doing something more drastic.
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    • This is probably the article I agree with the most out of the three I read. I feel like this kind of discipline keeps the focus of the classroom on learning, not on the strictness of the learning environment.
    • The only thing I would suggest in addition to the things mentioned in this article is that I would be interested in (in addition to having your expectations/consequences outlined prior to class) having the students decide on the rules and consequences that they deem fair. I feel like they would appreciate being more involved in the class code. This also shows the students that the teacher values their opinion, going along with Roach’s rule 1- showing your students respect.
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  • Works Cited
    • http://www.edarticle.com/classroom-management/middle-school-classroom-management-behavior-action-plan.html
    • http://www.edarticle.com/classroom-management/effective-classroom-management-is-about-getting-pupils-to-follow-your-instructions-every-time.html
    • http://www.edarticle.com/classroom-management/classroom-management.html
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  • Thanks for Reading!
    • I hope you found this helpful or interesting!
    • Good luck with maintaining your classroom management!
    WAIT! I changed my mind and I want to read another article!