Valley Springs School District The Key Elements of  Classroom Management
1.Setting Up the Classroom <ul><li>We never educate directly, but indirectly by means of the environment.  </li></ul><ul><...
Setting Up the Classroom <ul><li>Taking Inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What furniture and equipment do you have and what ...
Setting Up the Classroom <ul><li>Placing Your Desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placing your desk in the back of the  classroom p...
Setting Up the Classroom <ul><li>Visual Displays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information about school and classroom rout...
2. Managing Instructional Time <ul><li>Until we can manage TIME, we can not manage anything else. </li></ul><ul><li>  Pete...
Managing Instructional Time <ul><li>Four types of school-day time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allocated time-The time for teache...
Managing Instructional Time <ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looping allows teachers to teach topics in greater de...
Managing Instructional Time <ul><li>Pacing the Year’s Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study your frameworks </li></ul></u...
Managing Instructional Time <ul><li>Effective Use of Blocks of Time Within the Daily Schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consid...
Managing Instructional Time <ul><li>Be Organized </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a procedure for organizing and distributi...
Conclusion <ul><li>Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. </li></ul><ul><li>  -Diogenes </li></ul>
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Key To Classroom Management 2008

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

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