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Classroom Managment

  1. 1. Classroom Management Heather Kimmel February, 2009
  2. 2. Classroom Management: <ul><li>Refers to the process of setting up and maintaining a positive learning environment in the classroom. It includes providing structured class time, providing clear expectations, and maintaining discipline. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Philosophy of Classroom Management <ul><li>Classroom management should be proactive . When students’ time is structured, when they have positive activities to engage in, and when expectations are clear, reactive measures become less necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Although classroom management should be proactive, reactive measures should not be abandoned. It is important to follow through with rules and consequences which provide structure to both the class as a whole and the students as individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Effective classroom management is essential to both creating a positive learning environment and fostering student achievement </li></ul>
  4. 4. Positive Learning Environment <ul><li>In order to effectively manage a class the teacher must create and maintain a positive learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>A positive learning environment is one in which all students feel comfortable participating </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons must be structured so that the students are set up to succeed, but there must also be room for failure and learning from mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>A positive learning environment provides a place for intellectual and social and emotional growth </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Be in your seat and working when the bell rings </li></ul><ul><li>Do not speak out of turn </li></ul><ul><li>Follow directions </li></ul><ul><li>Stay on task </li></ul><ul><li>No eating junk food </li></ul><ul><li>Show respect to yourself, your classmates, and this place (or at least pretend to) </li></ul>RULES
  6. 6. CONSEQUENCES <ul><li>Verbal Warning/Name on Board </li></ul><ul><li>Detention/Writing Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Call Home </li></ul><ul><li>Office Referral </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Shaped not numbered) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Verbal Praise and Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Applause </li></ul><ul><li>Kimmel Dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Prize Box </li></ul>Positive Reinforcement
  8. 8. Parent Involvement <ul><li>Intro letter to parents </li></ul><ul><li>Letter home concerning any projects </li></ul><ul><li>Phone calls to parents </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Online grade book </li></ul>
  9. 9. Various Procedures <ul><li>Starting Class </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking in Class </li></ul><ul><li>Bathroom Breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil Sharpening and Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Binders </li></ul><ul><li>Turning in Homework </li></ul>
  10. 10. Starting Class <ul><li>Students should be in their seats working on the warm up when the bell rings </li></ul><ul><li>I take attendance and check homework while students are working </li></ul>
  11. 11. Speaking in Class <ul><li>Most of the time students know they must raise their hand and be called on to speak. I frequently remind students of this by saying “hands” after a question and raising my own hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Students may shout out their answers when I specifically say the word “class” at the end of a question, or if I say any one can “shout out.” </li></ul><ul><li>Students are smart, they quickly learn when I expect them to raise their hands and when they can shout out. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bathroom Breaks <ul><li>Students will be given 2 bathroom breaks per quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Each term I hang up papers with the students passes on them. Before a students can take the hall pass to use use the restroom or get a drink the must first tare one of their passes from the sheet and place it in my hand. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Pencil Sharpening and Materials <ul><li>High school students should be mature enough to quietly prepare themselves for class before the bell rings. If they fail to do so, it counts as their warning. </li></ul><ul><li>I keep sharpeners and other materials on the back table that students can help themselves to as long as there is only one person at the table at time. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Binders <ul><li>Organization is key to success. Binders must be kept and will be graded </li></ul><ul><li>Binders must be divided into five sections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warm-ups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classwork/Homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests and Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra Paper </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Turning in Homework <ul><li>When told: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students pass their assignments forward to the first person in their row </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The students in the first row passes the papers to the left </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The student in the left hand corner of the room winds up with all of the papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I collect the papers from this student </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There is a red box in the room where students can turn in late work for partial credit </li></ul>
  16. 16. The End (you may now applaud)

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