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.
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). Good behaviour can be achieved by modelling appropriate behaviour, and teaching and reinforcing new skills that will in turn create and preserve a positive classroom environment. However it is essential to remember that each child is different and so it is important to carefully observe the child and use the information gathered to compile efficient and effective intervention and management strategies that respond to the needs of the individual
That is what teacher want from the students. It might be solving a problem, writing or reading at or above their grade. And also there are behavioral expectations. To make it effective, teachers can make some classroom rules to follow. It should be simple and do not have too many rules.
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).
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.
Even at that young age, children will be more inclined to someone who is friendly to them than those who are not. I think that the role of teachers is to ensure that student learning needs are the primary focus of attention. I think they mush demonstrate enthusiasm and the importance of each class, incorporate experiences in meaningful and interactive ways, they must hold a positive regard for all students and ensure that respect is maintained within the classroom at all times. I think that these primary school teachers should believe in the ability of all students to learn, expect all students to learn and convey this expectation to individuals and the class. I think these teachers should create a classroom that is a welcoming, positive and fair environment where all students learn from one another and feel safe and comfortable to share their thoughts and ideas.
Classroom management and management of student conduct are skills that teachers acquire and hone over time. These skills almost never "jell" until after a minimum of few years of teaching experience. To be sure, effective teaching requires considerable skill in managing the myriad of tasks and situations that occur in the classroom each day(Bob Kizlik, 2016). A good classroom management is important because it will affect how students learn and we as a teacher should make it happen by making sure that we follow a correct procedure for a good classroom management plan. In order to fulfill these roles, teachers must take note on some elements regarding classroom management such as creating a conducive learning environment, management of assessment
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 Hargreaves reminds us that rules specify acceptable forms of classroom conduct and that they are either laid down by the teacher or arrived at by agreement between him and the children. Rules play an important part in helping to define the classroom situation in terms of the teacher’s dominance and if this is not established early on, then the children will define the situation on their advantage and very much to the teacher’s discomfort. The purpose of a good classroom management is to allow effective teaching and learning to take place and maintaining discipline. Good relationships with students The educators establish a good relationship with their pupils by being pleasant and approachable to them and respecting each other. For example before starting the class the will make small jokes, make them feel at ease them they will begin explanation.
Danielson (2011) pointed out that in order prevent student misbehavior, teacher must set and develop expectations for behavior with classroom input and it must be posted for all students to see. Importantly, the standards for behavior must be appropriate with culturally as well as developmentally the class as well as each students. The students’ awareness of teachers