Classroom management is the process by which teachers and schools create and maintain appropriate behavior of students in classroom settings. When classroom-management strategies are executed effectively, teachers minimize the behaviors that impede learning for both individual students and groups of students, while maximizing the behaviors that facilitate or enhance learning. Classroom management is really hard and there are many theorists that talk about it and each is different from the other where each theorist has his/her own ideas and thoughts. Some of them are mentioned below.
Due to indiscipline situation students arrive late for class, are not punctual for the classes or simply bunk classes as the class is not very interesting or rather as a teacher we are unable to create interest in the class .This may be a result of lack of lesson planning .At times effective management of time is also overlooked. Non verbal cues like body language and communication skills also play a major role in making the class effective. Problems of Classroom Management can be overcome by being prepared for class, motivating the students, providing a comfortable learning environment, building students’ self esteem, being creative and imaginative in daily lessons. A teacher should not carry personal problems to the class by being impulsive.
Although they can still be difficult at times, I have developed a very positive rapport with these students over the year which affords me far less resistance to my instructions when compared to the same student’s response to their actual teacher. ‘As much research continues to confirm, teachers relating to their students remains one of the most significant factors in generating positive academic and social outcomes.’ (Keddie and Churchill in Pendergast and Bahr 2010, p.
1.a. Identify one instructional strategy or student activity from the outline of plans that could be challenging for the student, considering the description of the student’s learning disability. One student activity that will be challenging for Julie is to listen to the excerpts, participate in class, and then create a chart listing defining characteristics of life during the pre-Revolutionary War times. Since Julie has diagnosed with ADHD, she cannot concentrate on the listening of the excerpt. Also, she has difficulty to fit in the groups and get along with other students.
This conforms to the notion of “hand over principle”, Dunphy and Dunphy (2003). When the students work independently, the teacher should have his strategies to deal with frustrations ready. He has to make sure that the contents of the task fall within the students ZPD and a good interaction with the students is provided, Wood, Bruner and Ross (1976). Students should be given meaningful feedback which is a very crucial point, particularly a verbal one as it allows a dialogue through talk. Misunderstanding can be picked up and addressed.
As a result, the readers of the book benefited a lot from this book since it exposes the professionals who carried out the project as Dr. Patricia M. Greenfield, Ms. Blanca Quiroz, and many others were are notable in their work. Furthermore, it brings out the issue of schools demographics and contexts and, more importantly, help them apply the approach brought in the project on how to deal with classroom organization management. The fascinating thing about this book is the breakdown of the Bridging Culture Project, which assists a lot in understanding the issue of classroom management. Next time I happen to teach in a classroom, I will be very carefully about the class organization because this is the starting point of success in class and is very true to say that class management is all about creating a friendly environment for continuous learning to take place. I will rightly start by studying every student in my classroom and more specifically his or her culture then proceed to bridge the gap between the culture and the instruction that I give in
Having students fully engaged with a text to achieve meaningful learning requires some components be put in place. The text must be on their appropriate instructional reading level, so as not to frustrate them. The students must have the skills to read and then critically analyze the content. To do this, students must usually have scaffolded instruction on how to analyze a text, for example how to make inferences or connect a topic to its real word application. Students also must have the opportunity to discuss with others the text to deepen their understanding by using others points of view to help deepen their own understanding.
They also appear to enjoy learning the content due to their involvement. The goal of this activity was to build students reading skills by working them through the subject and allowing them to discuss amongst each other any information that relates to the subject of the reading. It is also intended to help the students think as they read. This helped enable the students understand the subject of the reading, offer their own insight, and identify words more easily. This will also allow students to identify new words and will increase their ability with word identification and reading skills.
In watching Dr. Bear's video it is apparent that the most commonly used strategy was creating challenges through questioning for both the teacher and the student. As Dr. Bear tried to figure out the student's general understanding of the subject matter and he encountered a word that he thought might be unfamiliar, he would simply stop and ask about it. For example, during the discussion prior to reading the book, one of the students suggested that Pandas have pouches, Dr. Bear paused to ask the students about the word pouch. The intricate series of interactions between Dr. Bear, students, and text in a self-reading reflects countless instructional decisions and the unique quality of the relationship that has been built between teacher and students.
Teachers have the power to determine whether their classroom will be a caring atmosphere or an authoritarian environment for the students. Teachers need to curb their ego and model empathy, positive attitude, and leadership skills. She believes that if teachers use positive attitudes when dealing with difficult students, the students will respect the teacher more; therefore, the students will have better behaviors. Showing empathy toward the students will result in the student feeling like someone understands them. Creating relationships with students helps them feel safe in their environment and comfortable talking to the teacher.
They are then forced to try to control the class which they are unable to do without disciplinary actions, making it way harder to teach. Class management is important because teachers will have more teaching time and it’s a time for relationship building. Stopping behavioral interruptions will allow more time to teach. Class management will also create a positive learning environment where students can state their own opinions without others bashing them for it.
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
Chapter I The Problem Introduction Every school has its own policies which stat the rules and regulations that they are implementing to control and manage the behaviors, attitudes, and activities of the students inside the school. This may enable them to become a responsible and discipline one. The administrators and teachers are responsible for monitoring and supervising the student 's behavior.
Although the lesson plan’s primary objective is to improve the overall quality of teaching to benefit students, this also improves teacher motivation and development. This is achieved through using the lesson plan as a permanent record of lessons taught. In the case where the lesson has been