The Importance Of Effective Classroom Management

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Teachers play various roles in a typical classroom but surely, one of the most important is that of classroom manager. Effective teaching and learning cannot take place in a poorly managed classroom. If students are disorderly and disrespectful and no apparent rules and procedures guide behavior, chaos becomes the norm. In these situations, teacher and students suffer. Teacher struggle to teach and students most likely learn much less than they should. But a well- managed classroom doesn’t just appear out nowhere. It takes a good deal of effort to create and the person who is most responsible for creating it is the teacher. (Marzano et al: 2013) The findings of numerous studies have shown that teachers play a key role in shaping effective…show more content…
An example of a widely used and generally effective- preventive strategy among teachers in primary education is that classroom rules are negotiated instead of imposed. Teachers, however also frequently use reactive strategies like punishing disruptive students (Rydell and Henricson: 2004; whereas it is unclear whether these strategies effectively change students behaviour. According to Van de Grift and Van de Wal: (2011) classroom management of student conduct are skills that teachers acquire and hone overtime. Effective teaching requires considerable skill in managing the myriad of tasks and situations that occur at the classroom each day. Skills such as effective classroom management are central to teaching and require that teachers understand in more than one way the psychological and developmental levels of their students. Research has shown that teacher actions in the classroom have twice the impact on student achievement as do school…show more content…
Students must get a chance to observe and model the behavior that leads to a positive reinforcement. 2) Instruction, Collaborative learning should be encouraged since much of learning happens within important social and environmental contexts; 3) Assessment. A learned behavior cannot be performed unless there is the right environment for it. Educators must provide the incentive and the supportive environment for the behavior to happen. Otherwise, assessment may not be accurate. (Mittenberger: 2011) The Control Theory of Motivation proposed by William Glasser contends that behavior is never caused by response to an outside stimulus. Instead, the behavior is inspired by what a person wants most at any given time. Glasser contends that all living creatures “control” their behavior to maximize their need satisfaction. According to Glasser, if students are motivated to do their schoolwork, it’s because they view this as irrelevant to their basic needs. Glasser identifies two types of teachers: 1) Boss teachers to use rewards and punishment to coerce students to comply with rules and complete required
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