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Classroom Management Success

Classroom Management Success is a turnkey intervention strategy for establishing and sustaining an orderly environment so students can engage in meaningful academic learning, it also aims to enhance student social and moral growth. Classroom management is a multi-faceted activity. It extends beyond some of the more traditional behavior management techniques frequently recommended to deal with students with disruptive behavior. The aim of Classroom Management Success makes sure that teachers are doing the following:

 -develop caring, supportive relationships with and among students;
 -organize and implement instruction in ways that optimize students’ access to learning;
 -use group management methods that encourage student engagement with academic tasks;
 -promote the development of student social skills and self-regulation; and
 -use appropriate interventions to assist students who have behavior problems.

This program is based on proven and time tested techniques and principles that have been implemented in the book, “The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher,” by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary Tripi Wong. Classroom Management Success promotes an orderly learning environment for students. It enhances students’ academic skills and competencies, as well as their social and emotional development. Classroom Management Success principles work across a number of subject areas and grade levels.

The information and material needed to implement this system in your classroom has already been done for you. You may access the required materials at; go to the Blog and click on “Classroom Management Success.” There you will find printable student infraction cards, pink slips, a classroom management plan, an action plan, and a PowerPoint presentation. The plan is simple but yet powerful and will give positive results.

Classroom Management Success

  1. 1. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SUCCESS HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL 4184 Graceland Drive Memphis, TN 38116 Phone:(901) 416-9400 Fax: (901) 416-9432 Lewis James Seals Jr.
  2. 2. The Most Important Time Of The Year “The first days of school are the most important days of the year. It can determine if your students will be successful and if you will be a successful teacher. Your student’s achievement is strongly based on your classroom management skills.”
  3. 3. 3 Questions That Determine Success Is there a difference between discipline and management? What is an effective teacher? What is the difference between discipline and procedures? 1 2 3
  4. 4. Discipline And Management Are Not The Same Teachers are consumed with trying to find ways to handle the behavior problems of their students and spend no time structuring a classroom management plan to prevent the problems from occurring. “The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline: it is the lack or procedures and routines,” Harry Wong.
  5. 5. Effective Teachers Are… “Effective teachers establish the classroom rules, procedures, and routines in the first few weeks of school. A classroom should run smoothly even when you are not there.” • “People who do things right are efficient!” • “People who do things right over and over again consistently, are effective!” An Effective Teacher Gets Results!!!!
  6. 6. Difference between Discipline and Procedures  Discipline concerns how students behave.  Procedures concern how things are done.  Discipline has penalties and rewards.  Procedures have no penalties or rewards. Procedures need to be explained by the teacher and understood by students from the first day. Rules and disciplines should also be clearly discussed and labeled in the classroom.
  7. 7. SUCCESS MEASURE 1 Procedure and Routines “A rule is a dare to be broken, whereas, a procedure is not. A procedure is a do, a step to be learned,” Harry Wong.
  8. 8. SUCCESS MEASURE Procedure and Routines 1 • Procedure: What the teacher wants done. • Routine: What the students do automatically. • There are several classroom procedures that should be routine for students…
  9. 9. SUCCESS MEASURE Procedure and Routines 1 There are several classroom procedures that should be routine for students…  Procedure for dismissal at the end of the period or day.  Procedure for quieting a class.  Procedure for the start of the period or day.  Procedure for students seeking help.  Procedure for the movement of students and papers.
  10. 10. SUCCESS MEASURE Procedure and Routines 1 Harry Wong’s Simple 3 step Approach for Teaching 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.
  11. 11. SUCCESS MEASURE Procedure and Routines 1 “One of the greatest gifts a caring teacher can contribute to children is to help them learn to sit when they feel like running, to raise their hand when they feel like talking, to be polite to their neighbor, to stand in line without pushing, and to do their homework when they feel like playing. By introducing procedures in the classroom, you are also introducing procedures as a way of living a happy and successful life,” -Harry Wong
  12. 12. SUCCESS MEASURE 2 Effective Teachers “You cannot have a better school if you don’t have better teachers,” says Harry Wong. “Teach the teachers to be effective and you will have student achievement.”
  13. 13. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 “Too many teachers do not teach. They do activities, and when problems arise, they discipline…Many classrooms are unmanaged. As a result, little is accomplished in them,” Harry Wong.
  14. 14. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 According to Harry Wong The Effective Teacher… • Has a discipline plan that does not degrade students. • Makes good eye contact • Provides a copy of the plan for each student. • Enforces the rules consistently. • Has learned how to discipline with the body, not with the mouth. • Teaches students the concept of consequences and responsibility. • Has self-confidence and faith in his or her capabilities.
  15. 15. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 Effective teachers communicate with their students and invite them to engage in conversations. Inviting students to have conversations with you are essential for getting students to succeed.
  16. 16. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 Inviting and Disinviting Communication  Inviting and disinviting communication can effect your students success  Engage your students in conversations  Show them that you care
  17. 17. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 Inviting Conversations  “Hi, How are you today?”  “How was your weekend?”  “Have a good day?”  “Good Morning!”  “How can I help you?”  “Thank you”  “I like the way you thought about that.”  Always say please and I appreciate that
  18. 18. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 Inviting Conversations • ALWAYS address students by name. • Say hello to them when you see them in the halls • Show them you care and are concerned with what they are saying
  19. 19. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 Disinviting Comments THEY DON’T EXIST….SO DON’T USE THEM, EVER!!!!
  20. 20. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 Nonverbal Discipline A nod, a smile , a stare, a frown, a raised eyebrow, or a gesture is often all that is needed, and it does not even disturb the class at work. Body language can speak volumes. Use it to manage the classroom and minimize disruptions.
  21. 21. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 Effective teachers have inviting conversations with students Effective teachers have positive expectations Effective teachers have successful students!!!! This information should be beneficial when determining what kind of teacher characteristics that you feel you would like to emanate.
  22. 22. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 Three Characteristics Of An Effective Teacher  Positive expectations for students  A good classroom manager  Designs lessons for student mastery
  23. 23. SUCCESS MEASURE Effective Teachers 2 Positive Expectations 1) Teachers believe in students and that they can learn. 2) Based on research it shows that the learner will produce what the teacher expects the learner to produce. 3) “If you believe that a student is a high-ability, above average, capable learner, the student will perform as such because these are the expectations you transmit to the student.” 4) “Students tend to learn as little or as much as their teacher expects.” Be a positive role model!!!!
  24. 24. SUCCESS MEASURE 3 Stages of Teaching When both the students and the teachers are moving towards the same objective, that’s when you get learning. –Harry Wong
  25. 25. SUCCESS MEASURE Stages of Teaching 3 There Are Four Stages Of Teaching: The four stages of Teaching are: Fantasy, Survival, Mastery, and Impact. Many teachers never make it past step two, survival. The one aim of Classroom Management Success is to encourage you to progress through all the steps and make a difference in the lives of the students you come in contact with.
  26. 26. SUCCESS MEASURE Stages of Teaching 3 Stage One: Fantasy A teacher caught in the fantasy stage has unrealistic ideas of what their responsibilities as a teacher really are. They believe all that they need is fun activities planned and the ability to relate too their students to be successful. These teachers put a lot of effort in projects, crafts, games, decorations and not as much sustenance on actual academic achievement. Not don't get me wrong these teachers want their students to excel but they have failed to figure out what will make that happen.
  27. 27. SUCCESS MEASURE Stages of Teaching 3 Stage Two: Survival The second stage of teaching. These individuals don't see teaching as a career but a job with a paycheck and benefits. They rely on ineffective practices to advance throughout the day. They often time are seen as whiners by other teachers and always have an excuse for why something cannot be accomplished. They have somewhere along the way lost the accountability for their pupils education. Busy work and videos are commonly used in their class.
  28. 28. SUCCESS MEASURE Stages of Teaching 3 Stage Three: Mastery These are teachers who use effective practices to achieve success for their students. These teachers know how to manage and enforce discipline within their class, teach for mastery, and set high expectations. Teachers on the mastery level take responsibility for their students achievement.
  29. 29. SUCCESS MEASURE Stages of Teaching 3 Stage Four: Impact This is the highest level that a teacher can obtain, Impact. They introduce their students and fuel a lifelong desire to learn. When teacher reach this stage students can tell they
  31. 31. The failure of telling and showing is often credited to students’ lack of attention. Consequently, teachers may feel that the only way to make their students pay attention is by punishing them for not listening or looking. 1. Punishment
  32. 32. A teacher thinking they are better than their students and people should be subservient to them. That better not happen or the teacher won't be there long. There is some of that but more just of a teacher expecting their respect, but also respecting the students. 2. Teacher’s Pride
  33. 33. If a teacher has a negative attitude toward a book, another teacher, standardized test or school rule, students will often pick up on and emulate that attitude. Teachers must work to mask their own negative emotions to keep from unintentionally eliciting negative behaviors from students. 3. Attitude
  35. 35. Reflecting on and evaluating your teaching after a lesson is over will give you insights that may save you lots of trouble later. Even a few brief evaluative notes on a lesson plan will help you immensely the next time you teach that lesson. 1. Self-Reflection
  36. 36. Some teachers seem so assured of their own authority that humility is completely absent from their perspective on teaching, while others seem to have translated humility into denial of their right to critically assess a student’s response”. When there is a lack of humility teachers believe they are never wrong and should not be challenged by their students. 2. Being Humble
  37. 37. To be able to truly teach students effectively ethics must be something that is not only modeled in the classroom, but taught directly and distinctly. Ethical teaching means setting high standards and expectations and inspiring students to meet them". Ethical teaching requires the teacher to have the students' best interest in mind, this means that the teacher must inspire their students to be the best they can be and meet the challenges presented. Without this inspiration many of our students would not be pushed to excel in or out of the classroom. 3. Ethical Teacher
  39. 39. PowerPoint Presentation The information presented is correlated to The First Days of School. The page numbers referenced refer to the 4th edition of the book.
  40. 40. Welcome to Mr. Seals Classroom correlated to The First Days of School with page numbers Procedures and Guidelines
  41. 41. Am I in the right room? 102-105
  42. 42. 106 Where am I supposed to sit?
  43. 43. Who is this teacher as a person? 107
  44. 44. Will this teacher treat me fairly? Yes, Always! 102, 109-110
  45. 45. What will I be doing this year? 102
  46. 46. How will I be graded? 102
  47. 47. What are the rules in this classroom? 102, 150-157
  48. 48. Mr. Seals Classroom Contract • Guidelines • Procedures
  49. 49. Guideline #1 Be in your assigned seat and working on the assigned bellwork when the tardy bell rings.
  50. 50. Guideline #2 Bring ALL books and materials to class and take them with you when you leave.
  51. 51. Guideline #3 Follow directions the first time they are given.
  52. 52. Guideline #4 Treat each person in this room with respect and dignity.
  53. 53. Guideline #5 Follow all procedures and policies as outlined in the Shelby County Schools handbook.
  54. 54. Special Guideline This classroom is a “No Whining Zone”. That means that there will be no whining, for ANY reason. Everything that I do is in your best interest, so please respect the “No Whining Zone” this semester.
  55. 55. Guideline Infraction Notice
  56. 56. Guideline Infraction Notice • Read it • Sign it • Keep it until the end of class
  57. 57. Following Guidelines will result in . . • Verbal acknowledgement • A stress-free learning environment • A pleasant and orderly classroom atmosphere
  58. 58. Not Following Guidelines will result in . . . • 1st –Warning and documentation • 2nd –Action Plan and Parental Contact • 3rd –Disciplinary Referral My Action Plan - 159
  59. 59. Mr. Seals’ Action Plan 1.What’s the problem? 2. What’s causing the problem? (Please list the factors) 3. What plan will you use to solve the problem? ________________ Date _______________________ ______________________ Student’s Signature Parent/Guardian Signature
  60. 60. Severe Clause Any student who uses profanity, fights, damages school property (this includes the property of the teacher and other students), or is disrespectful (as defined by the teacher) will be sent to the office IMMEDIATELY.
  61. 61. Classroom Procedures Explain, Rehearse, Reinforce! 175-180
  62. 62. Entering the Room • Please enter quietly. • Have a seat. • Take out your materials. • Review the agenda. • Begin bellwork assignment. 197
  63. 63. When you are tardy . . . • Enter quietly. • Excused: Place excuse in the basket on my desk. • Unexcused: Sign detention list on top of file cabinet. • Have a seat and take out your materials.
  64. 64. Getting Your Attention I will . . . • Stand in front of the class. • Raise my hand. • Wait for everyone to be quiet. • Begin speaking. 182
  65. 65. Student Responsibility Card
  66. 66. Student Responsibility Card This is for students who do not have the assigned homework. • Fill it out. • Sign and date it. • Turn it in with the homework papers.
  67. 67. Date: _____________________________ Printed Name:_______________________ Class Section:_______________________ You’ve been Pink-Slipped! Completing your homework or assignment is your responsibility as a student. Missing Assignment: ____________________________________________ I do not have my homework today because: _____ I did the assigned homework, but I did not bring it to class. _____ I chose not to do my homework. _____ I forgot to do my homework. _____ I did not have the appropriate materials at home. _____ Other—please explain below. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________
  68. 68. Finish Classwork Early “What do I do next?” 170
  69. 69. Activities • Work on unfinished History assignments. • Work on your journal response. • Review vocabulary words. • Start working on tonight’s homework.
  70. 70. After an Excused Absence • Go to the homework notebook. • Copy the homework. • Retrieve any handouts. • Sign the notebook. • Make-up work for unexcused absences is not available.  Make-up tests: Wed. @ 7A.M.
  71. 71. Scheduled Check Out • Please let me know as you enter the classroom. – I will be at the door. • Quietly raise your hand to get my attention. • Pack your materials and leave at the scheduled time. • If it is an emergency, quickly get my attention and I will assist you.
  72. 72. Turning in Papers • Place your paper on the desk next to you. – Left side • If/When you receive a paper, place yours on top and continue passing the stack to your left. • I will come by and collect all stacks. 198
  73. 73. Classroom Discussions • PLEASE participate. • I want to hear what you have to say. • Make all questions and comments relevant to the current discussion. • If your question is off the topic, write it down and ask later.
  74. 74. Moving Around the Room • You must ask permission. • Do not ask during a classroom discussion unless it is an emergency.
  75. 75. Class Dismissal • The teacher dismisses you, not the bell. • Do not start packing up prior to the bell. • Wait until the teacher finishes and officially dismisses you with “Have a nice day!”
  76. 76. “Special” Procedures These will be introduced on an “as needed” basis. • Library/Media Center • Distance Learning Lab –Video Conferences • Special guests • Progress Reports • Working Cooperatively • Fire Drill • Intercom Announcements • Assemblies • Substitute Teacher 193
  77. 77. Have an awesome year!” – Mr. Seals “I truly believe in your potential and I know that you have the ability to succeed!
  78. 78. Page 192 is REALLY true!!! “The only way to have responsible students is to have procedures and routines for which the students can feel responsible.”
  79. 79. “You can succeed if you learn how to be effective on the first days of school.” – Dr. Harry Wong 14
  80. 80. Any Questions?