What is Classroom Management? Classroom management refers to all the things a teacher does to organize students, space, time and materials so that learning can take place with ease. Classroom management allows for a comfortable working environment for students.
Characteristics of a Well-ManagedClassroom Students are deeply involved with their work, especially with academic, teacher-led instruction. Students expectation should be visible. Students time should be maximized. The classroom environment should be work oriented, but relaxed and pleasant.
What Classroom Management Entails Planning Procedures Routines
Planning Well planned, engaging curriculum Well planned spaces Flexibility Student oriented Aligned to the beacons Ample resources Optimum use of time (time management)
Time Management Time is a very important factor in classroom management. Students must know that there is a time limit. They must know how to manage their time.
Down Time Causes Problems Unscheduled time in a classroom is an invitation for disruptive behavior. 70% of the day should be scheduled for academic activities. Strategies such as peer tutoring and cooperative learning can make this realistic.
Procedures A procedure is not a discipline plan, nor is it a threat or an order. Rather, a procedure is a method or process for accomplishing things in the classroom. Some examples: wind up time conglom time bridge activity review time
Procedures A series of procedures and routines creates a structure for the classroom. Effective teachers should plan their classroom procedures well in advance. Revise and hone these procedures year after year until they become models of efficiency.
Procedures Explain: State, explain, model, and demonstrate the procedure. Rehearse: Rehearse and practice the procedure under your supervision. Reinforce: Reteach, rehearse, practice, and reinforce the classroom procedure until it becomes a student habit or routine.
Routines For teachers For students School wise Key stage wise
Best Practices for ClassroomManagement Defining classroom rules and procedures (for students and teachers) Setting behavior expectations and consequences (for students and teachers) Fostering the teacher-student relationship Monitoring the classroom and addressing the problems
Best Practices for ClassroomManagement Fostering student responsibility Getting off to a good start Establishing school wide policies Time management
Strategies for Classroom Management Readiness is the primary determinant of teacher effectiveness. First day of the school sets the tone for the whole year. Arrange student seating to maximize the accomplishment of the tasks and to minimize disruptions.
Strategies for Classroom Management Teacher is a floating coach, facilitator and a guide Peer mentoring Use of appropriate body language Know your students well
Strategies for Classroom Management Keep “Things to Do When I am Done” ready. Balance between group activities vs. individual activities. Balance between life skills vs. academic skills. Set the agenda for the day with the students.