Classroom Management Strategies


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Powerpoint presentation created as an introduction to classroom management concepts for law students with limited or no teaching experience.

Classroom Management Strategies

  1. 1. Classroom Management Strategies April 8, 2012
  2. 2. Putting the Pieces Together
  3. 3.  What is classroom management? ◦ It is a combination of many different teaching skills and concepts, including:  Lesson Planning;  Behavior Management;  Classroom Instruction ◦ BUT…Classroom Management Overview
  4. 4.  Effective classroom management also relies on other “intangibles”, including: ◦ Room setup and use of physical space; ◦ Knowledge of student personalities, interests, and habits; ◦ Consistent use of procedures, routines, and habits that promote efficiency and maximize learning timeThat Little Something “Extra”
  5. 5.  Classroom management involves lesson planning in several key ways: ◦ Use of physical space; ◦ Planned activities and resources/materials; ◦ Roles of instructor(s) in facilitating activities and discussion; Meeting lesson plan objectives is the end goal of classroom management.Putting It All Together…
  6. 6.  Effective Classroom Management also involves a plan for appropriate behavior management: ◦ Awareness of ideal behavior management techniques for each type of activity; ◦ Effective seating arrangements/assignments for different students; ◦ Visibility of class rules/regulation/expectations;Putting It All Together…
  7. 7.  Finally, Classroom Management is also directly related to the quality of classroom instruction: ◦ Ability to engage and hold student interest; ◦ Clarity of information presented; ◦ Use of board work, supplemental notes, and handouts; ◦ Method of delivery and teacher/instructor “presence”;Putting It All Together…
  8. 8. Classroom Instruction Behavior Management Lesson PlanningAdding to the Pyramid…
  9. 9.  Classroom Management is really the art of simultaneously applying the teaching skills we have learned about previously to achieve desired learning objectives. “There is no failure. Only feedback.” -Robert AllenClassroom Management As Art