Classroom management refers to the wide variety of skills and techniques that teachers use to keep students organized, orderly, focused, attentive, on task, and academically productive in class. Researches that were carried out over the past years tell us that the teacher is the most important factor affecting the student achievement. Teachers play various roles in the classroom, but the most important one is that of classroom manager. In classrooms where students are disrespectful, and no rules to guide behavior, chaos becomes the norm, and consequently both the teacher and the student suffer. In contrast, well-managed and well-organized classrooms provide an environment conducive to teaching and learning.
The normal classroom management strategies such as using proximity or eye contact to target the particular student did not work. More visual strategies that the student could hold, or have on his desk, or on the wall in front of him proved to be the best methods. Involving the children in establishing a set of classroom rules can also be a way of enforcing positive behaviour and so this is what I did during my teaching practice. The “ultimate reason to give children a say is that it can help them to make their own good decisions, to grow into ethnical and compassionate people..” (Kohn, 1996) I also learned that it is extremely important to be consistent in the use of these strategies. A discipline plan should be in place for all teachers to enable them to know what to do if classroom behaviour is disruptive in advance (Rogers, 2014).
Chapter 1 The Problem and Its Setting Introduction One of the hardest parts of being a teacher is how to cope with a large number of students every day and dealing also with their student misbehaviour. However, the teachers shared their idealism and enthusiasm in teaching while playing an important role in providing the students a good classroom setting through classroom management strategies for better learning. Of all of the activities of a teacher, effective classroom management is one of the most important (Lewis, 1999) to increase the provision of quality instruction, and to decrease student misbehavior, and distraction from schoolwork (Kennedy, 1996). Classroom management is the process by which teachers and schools create and maintain appropriate behavior of students in classroom settings. One of the main purposes of classroom management strategies is to develop the pro-social behavior and increase the academic engagement of the students (Everston and Weinstein, 2006).
Additionally, it should be said that logic structure of the plan helps to present information in the most convenient and clear way which, in its turn, influences the level of understanding. With this in mind, is should be admitted that a teacher who work basing on this program is able to reach certain successes and help people to understand its main ideas. To evaluate a teacher`s experience it is necessary to keep in mind that the success of the process depends on the quality of the program and on the level of skills which a teacher has. However, it should be said that implementation of this plan showed good results. The thing is that the plan is rather simple and efficient at the same time.
This study attempted to replicate the previous studies in examining the problem behaviors perceived by teachers as the most common and disruptive. In addition, this study further attempted to investigate the most unacceptable problem behaviors in the eyes of teachers and the underlying reasons behind. It was expected by the researchers that the result in the study would be a great help to teachers, students and especially to the
Classroom management is at its best when I am able to place my attention over the entire class vs. when I am multitasking. While I am aware of my weakness, I continue to work on various strategies to identify off task or distracted students during a lesson. I feel my classroom management has evolved tremendously since I have gained more experience, I realize that I will continue to use experienced teachers as a resource in order to improve on my classroom management. Additionally, I see the importance of gaining the management of a classroom from day one of class. One of my greatest resources are peer teachers with excellent classroom management, as well as continued research and use of books to include, “The First Days of School” written by Wong and Wong.
Classroom management is a term used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. It also implies the prevention of disruptive behavior. It is one of the most difficult tasks or aspect of teaching for many teachers. This single skill has heavily contributed to teacher stress and burnout (Gordon, 2002, Jepson & Forrest, 2006), overall teacher efficacy(Caprarait al., 2003; Edwards it al., 2002), students achievement and teacher performance in the classroom (Edwards it al.,2002; Milner, 2002; Pavlov, 2007), and has commonly been a major concern of principals regarding new teachers (Principal Perspective, 2004; Williams). Classroom management plays a big role in a student 's classroom achievement because it is an essential part of the teaching and learning process.
Leadership is shared between the teacher and students. Management relies on control and compliance. Management is a form of guidance and leadership with high levels of trust and caring by the teacher and students. The teacher appoints the same students for classroom chores. All students may apply to be classroom managers: selected from posted job applications and interviews, with positions rotated at pre-set
Classroom management is very significant in order to create a positive and engaging learning environment. It is important to envision what your classroom will look like so you are ready on the first day of school to have students know the rules, procedures, consequences, and expectations of the class. Starting a classroom management plan on the very first day of school is crucial to starting the year off right. On the first day of school I will go over the rules and consequences with the students. I will have a few simple rules which I will call guidelines and will explain to the students what the guidelines are and what is expected of them.