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Classroom Management


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Classroom Management

  1. 1. RETW PHX 1-23-2010 Adopted from Article by Emma McDonald Education World® Copyright © 2008 Education World
  2. 2. What’s in your mind?
  3. 3. Components For Management <ul><li>Laying the Groundwork – Expectation </li></ul><ul><li>Forming Good Habits – Routines & Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Setting the Tone </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency and Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Motivational Tool </li></ul>
  4. 4. Laying the Groundwork <ul><li>What you want your classroom to look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Clear idea how you expect students to behave. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss of your expectation and procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay the groundwork for your vision and build habits that will last. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Characteristics for Proactive Rules <ul><li>Observable </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable </li></ul><ul><li>Specific </li></ul><ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>5 or Less </li></ul><ul><li>Posted for Students to See </li></ul>
  6. 7. Forming Good Habits <ul><li>What kind of classroom habits is important to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Without good habits in place, students are more likely to get out of control. </li></ul><ul><li>But how? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear explain, Practice, Be Consistent, Maintenance </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Procedures <ul><li>The number One concern in the classroom is not discipline: It is the lack of PROCEDURES and ROUTINES </li></ul>
  8. 11. Setting the Tone <ul><li>Maintain a good balance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You want students to be comfortable with you, but you don’t want them to get so comfortable that they feel you are easily controlled. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The key to that balance has everything to do with you -- your body language, eye contact, and tone of voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Your appearance, posture, and attitude send a clear message </li></ul>
  9. 12. What message is he sending?
  10. 13. What message is he sending?
  11. 14. Freedom and Responsibilities <ul><li>A balanced classroom environment -The goal is for an atmosphere of mutual respect. </li></ul><ul><li>Empower students to take a part in their own learning. </li></ul><ul><li>A system of Consistency and Flexibility within the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide structure to the freedom. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility – being fair but not always the same. </li></ul>
  12. 15. Consistency and Flexibility <ul><li>Consistency isn’t consistency of consequences, but consistency of actions, attitudes, and procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn what to expect from you; an image they can trust. </li></ul><ul><li>Faced with uncertainty, some students will begin testing you. </li></ul><ul><li>The more trust you build up on both sides, the better your relationships will be. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Motivational Tool <ul><li>A reward system </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t want a system that inadvertently punishes students. You also don’t want to get into a situation in which students always expect “something” in return for good behavior or class participation. </li></ul><ul><li>A balance system that goal oriented. </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>What do I want to teach? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear Expectation / Message </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who do I teach? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing my students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do I teach ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure, Strategy </li></ul></ul>