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Classroom management ppt

  1. 1. Classroom Management Tawanda C. Smallwood Bertie High School Administrative Intern
  2. 2. What is Classroom Management?  It’s effective discipline  It’s being prepared for class  It’s motivating your students  It’s providing a safe, comfortable learning environment  It’s building your students’ self esteem  It’s being creative and imaginative in daily lessons  And…
  3. 3. …It’s different for EVERYONE!!  Why  Teaching Styles  Personality/Attitudes  Student Population  Not all management strategies are effective for every teacher  Try different strategies to see if they work for you
  4. 4. Why is Classroom Management Important?  Satisfaction and enjoyment in teaching  Highest concern for beginning teachers
  5. 5. The Ideal Teacher:  Enjoys students.  Uses different teaching techniques.  Has a great sense of humor.  Acts like an adult and not a child (or high school student).  Keeps promises.  Is organized.  Knows the subject matter.  Admits when he or she is wrong.  Uses a pleasant voice.  Is enthusiastic about the subject.  Is willing to listen to both sides of an issue.  Has a reputation for giving challenging work.  Isn’t a pushover. Keeps misbehaving students in line.  Keeps everyone busy.  Does not have favorites.  Is polite to everyone all of the time.  Is friendly and fair.
  6. 6. Dressing Appropriately  According to Harry Wong, “We are walking, talking advertisements for who we are.”  Educators should dress for respect, credibility, acceptance, and authority.
  7. 7. Ideas for the Beginning of Class  It is ESSENTIAL that the students have an activity to complete as soon as the bell rings.  Take roll while the students are working on the assignment.  Have your students:  Create a test question.  Illustrate important information.  Scan the day’s reading assignment.  Take a mini-quiz.  Draw a cartoon.  Summarize the previous day’s topic. According to Julia G. Thompson, author of Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary Teacher
  8. 8. Managing Transitions  Julia G. Thompson suggests the following techniques:  Time students between transitions.  Provide students with a checklist of the day’s activities.  Give students activities to “sponge” any dead time. • List ten words associated with the lesson today. • Defend your position on… • Make flashcards for this unit. • Circle the key words from yesterday’s notes.
  9. 9. Ending Class Without Chaos  The end of class should be as structured as the beginning.  Closing exercises will provide a constructive review of the day’s lesson.  Be sure that you dismiss the students and not the bell.  Some more ideas to try from Julia G. Thompson:  Chain Games  Rapid-fire drills  Predict the next lesson  Review homework directions  Show a relevant cartoon  Play a game for bonus points
  10. 10. An Effective Discipline Plan  The 3 most important student behaviors to teach on the first days of school are:  Discipline  Procedures  Routines “If you do not have a plan, you are planning to fail.” From The First Days of School, by Harry Wong
  11. 11. Class Rules Abide by the Rule Positive Consequences: REWARDS Break the Rule Negative Consequences: PENALTIES Your Discipline Plan
  12. 12. Creating Your Class Rules  Only have 3 to 5 rules  State rules positively.  Make the rules easy for you and your students to remember.  Be able to enforce the rules consistently.  Remember:  Rules deal with behavior, not procedures.
  13. 13. Rewards  Harry Wong emphasizes,“The best reward is the satisfaction of a job well done.”  Some examples include:  Praise  A note home (Good News Cards)  Student of the day, week, or month  Tangible rewards  Work posted  Certificates of Honor  Coupons
  14. 14. Penalties  Time out  Demerit or fine  Detention  Assignment to write ways to correct problem  Being last to leave  Loss of reward  Exclusion of class participation
  15. 15. Enlist Parent Support  Be sure to send a copy of your discipline plan home to parents the first day of school.  Make positive parent contact before you need their assistance with a problem.  Contact parents as soon as you see a change in their child’s behavior patterns.  Parents can be one of your biggest allies in managing the student’s behavior.
  16. 16. Procedures and Routines  Harry Wong writes in The First Days of School, “The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline; it is the lack of procedures and routines.”  Wong also states, “A procedure is simply a method or process for how things are to be done in a classroom.”  Procedures answer the question, “What do I do when…?”

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