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. In Redl and Wattenberg 's theories, they encompass group dynamics, self-control, the pleasure-pain principle, and understanding reality.
I believe that the Creative Curriculum approach would be an effective model in the early childhood education because the classroom’s environment in which a child is in, affects their emotional/social, language, physical, literacy,and cognitive
6). The learner’s self-efficacy and self-esteem is built primarily on the child’s interactions with others – parents, peers, teachers and other significant adults and for children to develop a healthy concept of self, Rogers reflects, as did Ginott, teachers must develop good communication skills that convey positive messages. Rogers believes that the development of not only the emotional security of a child but also their moral development, personal maturation and socialisation are all affected by discipline. Rogers defines discipline as leading, guiding, directing and motivating and suggests that discipline can be broken into three types - preventative, corrective and supportive (Rogers, p. 5). “Preventative discipline” involves the development of effective teaching strategies, tactics, organisation and planning by the teacher.
Working with exceptional children is a demanding career, to avoid becoming overwhelmed and exhausted I must remember to maintain a balance, and structure both at work and at home. I will stay serious about educating students and their needs, and yet not forgetting to have fun and smile. Another great technique I learned from Ms. Preston is model-lead-test approach. What is meant by learning disability and what are some of
PERSONALISATION What is personalisation? The key features or components of personalisation are described as high quality teaching and learning, target setting and tracking, focused assessment, intervention, pupil grouping, the learning environment, curriculum organisation, the extended curriculum, and supporting children’s wider needs.
Observation is the formal term for one of the most important aspects of day-today professional practice when working with children and young people. It is how we find out the specific needs of individual children by carefully looking, listening and noting the activities of a child/young person or group of children or young people. Observation allows us to see a pupil as an individual; this is important for every child or young person in whatever setting but even more important in large group settings. Observations should be both formal (planned) but much of it will be informal (spontaneous) carried out as you work with pupils. Without observation, overall planning would simply be based on what we felt was important, fun or interesting (or all three) but it might not necessarily meet the needs of the children and young people in our care.
I recognize that self-efficacy, in general, is learners self-constructed judgement about his or her ability to reach goals. Within my lesson I will enhance self-efficacy by fostering an incremental mindset in the classroom. I will make certain that students understand that they can always improve their writing, reading, and comprehension skills. Additionally, I will constantly explain to the students throughout the lesson that the only aspect that matters is if they are completing their best work. Furthermore, I will explain that learning about the lesson and worrying about their own work, as opposed to others’ work, is the only aspect that matters.
A classroom should be filled with a wide variety of languages, experiences, and cultural diversity. An effective teacher understands the importance of culturally responsive teaching, and recognizes the significance of including students ' cultural references in all aspects of learning. Having an enriching classroom that engages all students does not mean making judgments about a student’s culture based on their skin color, gender, or socioeconomic status, rather it means knowing each student in a way that is individualized. According to the authors of The First Day of School: How to be an Effective Teacher Harry Wong, race, gender, religion, financial statue, and skin color is the least important factor determining a student’s achievement. Moreover, demographics and culture are not an excuse for students’ lack of achievement.
Behaviour policies are a legal requirement and an important part of an educational setting. It is also a framework which all members of staff must implement within their practice. It lays out the expectations of all children in the setting and the consequences of their actions if they are not in line with the expectations. It should also have reference to any health and safety aspects as well as safeguarding.
Children with ADHD need to be monitored most of the time; when teachers and parents understand and guides these children it helps them to reach their full potential and be successful. • They need consistent rules they can understand and follow (classroom rules should be clear and easy to understand). • Seating arrangements- Teachers need to be considerate when seating children with ADHD. It would be beneficial to seat them in an area where they would less likely be able to distract others and they can be easily monitored. • Teachers should structure situations in a more positive way and do relaxing and pleasant activities with the child, so that strengths and limitations can be identified.
What are the weaknesses of this assessment tool? It is critical that observations be free of bias and objective, a skill that needs to be developed and can be a challenge for some teachers. • How do you use the results of the assessment? Repetition and multiple opportunities for learning are important for all children, so offering different activities for learning concepts and skills benefit all children, there is no negative impact when providing activities that support skills repeatedly.