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Key To Classroom Management 2008


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Presentation for beginning teachers on classroom management

Presentation for beginning teachers on classroom management

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  • 1. Valley Springs School District The Key Elements of Classroom Management
  • 2. 1.Setting Up the Classroom
    • We never educate directly, but indirectly by means of the environment.
    • -John Dewey
    • 1944
  • 3. Setting Up the Classroom
    • Taking Inventory
      • What furniture and equipment do you have and what do you need?
    • Arranging Student Seating
      • Accommodate the type of instruction and activities you use most often.
      • Encourage movement and flexibility.
      • Consider needs of your students.
      • Provide a maximum amount of personal space for each student.
  • 4. Setting Up the Classroom
    • Placing Your Desk
      • Placing your desk in the back of the classroom promotes a student centered environment.
      • Placing your desk in the front of the classroom promotes a teacher-directed environment.
      • Placing your desk in the center of the student seating arrangement promotes a teacher-facilitated environment.
      • Placing your desk off to the side of the classroom sends a message that your desk is your personal workspace.
  • 5. Setting Up the Classroom
    • Visual Displays
      • Provide information about school and classroom routines.
      • Supports concepts and skills that you are presently teaching.
      • Bulletin Boards-student work
    • Traffic Patterns
      • Moving around the classroom
      • Entering and leaving the classroom
  • 6. 2. Managing Instructional Time
    • Until we can manage TIME, we can not manage anything else.
    • Peter F. Drucker
    • 1954
  • 7. Managing Instructional Time
    • Four types of school-day time
      • Allocated time-The time for teacher instruction and student learning.
      • Instructional time-The time teachers are actively teaching.
      • Engaged time-The time students are involved in a task.
      • Academic learning time-The time teachers can that students learned the content or mastered the skill.
  • 8. Managing Instructional Time
    • Scheduling
      • Looping allows teachers to teach topics in greater depth and to better meet the needs of individual students.
      • Vertical teams –one team of teachers teach multiple grades in a neighborhood
      • Carnegie Unit-teach in hour blocks, for many students this does not serve their learning.
      • Bock schedule-part of the schedule is organized in larger blocks to allow flexibility for a diversity of instructional activities .
  • 9. Managing Instructional Time
    • Pacing the Year’s Curriculum
      • Study your frameworks
      • Identify power standards
      • Mark dates of special events
      • Schedule the major parts of your curriculum in time periods that allow for uninterrupted time.
      • Identify areas of the curriculum that students can learn in stations or independent work.
  • 10. Managing Instructional Time
    • Effective Use of Blocks of Time Within the Daily Schedule
      • Consider the attention span of your students.
      • The average attention span of an audience is 18 minutes-and that is for adults.
      • To estimate the number of minutes of a child’s attention span, add two to child’s age.
      • Wirhin a time period include a mix of listening, movement, hands-on experiences, and individual , parnter, or group work.
  • 11. Managing Instructional Time
    • Be Organized
      • Establish a procedure for organizing and distributing materials.
      • Use a system for collecting completed student work.
      • Preplan your groups and the location for each group.
      • Schedule time for students at the computer and in learning centers.
      • Monitor time spent on instructional strategies.
      • Students need time to practice, rehearse, apply, and connect new learning and relate it to their everyday lives.
  • 12. Conclusion
    • Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
    • -Diogenes