When reading Chapter 5 “Craig Seganti on Taking charge in the classroom”, the overall chapter was interesting when it comes to managing a classroom. As a teacher, we want to be able to control the structure of a classroom, but at times is unable to accomplish the task due to our student’s behaviors. At the beginning of the chapter it states a productive classroom may have difficulties but it is the way a teacher present themselves along with the rules of the classroom determines the outcome of the student’s actions. When presenting to the students the rules of the classroom, the teacher needs to present the rules on the first day of school and have the students sign a copy to ensure they are aware of the information.
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On 3/29/2016 I spoke with Leahanne Garcia at the operation. Leahanne stated she has been employed at the operation since May 2015 as a Teacher assistant. Leahanne stated on Wednesday (3/23) that the children had just woken up from nap and Andi was leading circle time, while she was moving the block center shelf back to its position. She stated the children had started to get up from the rug for center time when she heard Andi yelling "get up, get up" and was yanking Isiah up by his arm. Andi then started telling him "you will listen to me" while pointing a finger in his face.
No, the level of arousal is balance. Mr.Scherrer uses a varity of differnt stratgies to energize his students and keep arousal from being too low. Mr. Scherrer has his students read the task/ question alound and then has them restate the task in their own words. Mr. Scherrer is also checking for his students understandingby asking them to raise their thumbs in agreement or disagreement prenting to their understandiing of the problem. Therefore, by Mr. Scherrer using these stratgies he is keeping the arousal in his classroom from being to high.
Many of their principles align with my teaching philosophy as well as my classroom management preferences. For example, on the very first day of school, my students and I will work together to develop a behavior contract that will contain the rules/norms of our classroom. We will brainstorm ideas together on an anchor chart, and then I will consolidate these responses into cohesive phrases. Once the “published” copy of the behavior contract has been presented to the students, and no changes need to be made, each student will sign the contract, indicating that they plan to abide by these rules every day, and if they make a poor choice, they accept the consequences that are to follow. The consequences for the broken rules/norms will also be discussed as a class.
Positive reinforcement is the result of behavior that increases the probability that the behavior will reoccur. Positive reinforcement is very common and is likely to occur in everyone’s daily life, from infants to adults. We all experience positive reinforcement and get rewarded for it and these rewards increase the chance that we’ll keep up the positive behaviors. According to edutopa.org, educators believe that the way to effective disciple is by building a relationship with that person instead of punishing them.
When it comes to managing a classroom, I am sure that as I gain experience my methods and beliefs will change. However, it is still imperative that a beginning teacher has clear strategies for classroom management that are put into place before the first day of class even begins. This paper will discuss some of my current perceptions over how to be an effective classroom manager, detailing and justifying several key ideas and themes that will hopefully enable my classroom to become a well running and effective place of learning. To begin with establishing routines is perhaps the most important aspect of effective classroom management.
When I was a third grader living in Milwaukee, I not only witnessed an injustice but was a victim. In Mrs. Belinskis’ classroom, there were couple of kids were bullying another boy whom recently joined the class. They picked on him because he was a fat boy who had recently moved to the U.S from Ecuador. He was an easy target for the kids since the poor boy didn’t speak a word of English. They tormented the boy by tearing off pieces from their erasers and throw them at the kid.
Introduction Personal Philosophy Good order is essential in a school if children are to be able to fulfil their learning potential. In the classroom, disruptive behaviour not only reduces children’s ability to concentrate and absorb information, but also unsettles children and causes immense stress for teachers. While the problem of classroom management in the school setting needs to be addressed, the definition of classroom management must be established.
The students are told exactly where to sit, content and behavioral expectations. While, moments where they stay off task are seen valuable in both student directed and collaborative theories, it is not in teacher directed theory. Cathy not following the line even after being reprimanded wasted time, students are being sent back for her behavior causing them to be late to recess, lunch or class instruction. Yes, it is vital for students to learn from these experiences to mold them into career ready individuals but allowing them natural consequences through a student base strategy may take longer than that school year. Therefore, it is important to stick to the expectations and implement consequences to keep moving forward with the rest of the instructional day.
Clear expectations should be set from the first day of school and constantly be reinforced throughout the year. The classroom rule should be visually displayed for students. Teachers need to take social and emotional factors of students into consideration when it comes to behavioural classroom management. Element 3.2.1 -
In chapter seven Miller tells us that we must do more. We must take initiative and make a difference for our students. She quotes several eighth grade students who tell her she is the only teacher they ever had who was passionate about reading. I’m hoping to be like Miller and increase my reading habit into passion and motivate my students to read. I loved reading The Book Whispere and I cannot wait to put Miller ideas into practice in my classroom.
This approach to classroom management creates a safe space to learn, as mainly it is their space. Also, in this theory Assertive Discipline ,Lee& Marlene(1976),states that rules and behaviour expectations must be clearly stated and enforced. Teachers are never to threaten students, but to promise fair consequences for improper behaviour. For this model to work, the teacher must use a firm voice and constant eye contact. This model places responsibility for bad student conduct on the teacher.
Classroom management is directly tied to the level of students’ involvement and academic achievement (Kirk, 2010). Behavior management focuses on decreasing the amount of time students display disruptive behaviors so students can achieve academically. There are three effective strategies for effective classroom management. They include, proactive classroom management through praise, consistent consequences and punishments, and positive interaction between teacher and students (Kirk, 2010). Teachers teach students their behavior expectations by teaching them to follow a set of specific rules so they are aware of their expectations in the classroom.
5) Helping skills 6) No – lose conflict resolution In looking at these elements, Thomas explains that the teacher’s role, overall, is to develop meaning and mutually beneficial relationships. His research depicts 4steps teachers can utilize to establish ‘control’ of the class but also to be mindful of the relationships between student and teacher. Step 1: The Behavior Window: Owning Problems Dr. Thomas’ classroom management philosophy is built on a framework of problem ownership.
There are positive and negative consequences when using technology in class that encourages and discourages engagement in students. Some researchers argue that cyber-slacking in the classroom has to do with the accessibility to internet and distracting websites unrelated to the class topic, the positive attitudes students have toward cyber-slacking, and conforming to the social pressures (Taneja, Fiore, & Fischer, 2014). Cyber-slacking can be a form of flight from topics they are not understanding, serving as a relief, becoming a positive reaction to cyber-slacking. Students will be more engaged in the class if teachers do not allow technology use in class, if there are consequences, such as being pointed out or getting a low grade on a
Describe how you use a variety of teaching strategies (please identify) to deliver effective lessons. I believe it is important to implement teaching strategies throughout the entire process of teaching. The teaching process can be roughly broken down into the three largest phases. These include planning, lesson delivery, and reflection.