Theories Of Effective Classroom Management

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Being able to manage a classroom is one of the most important roles of a teacher. Every teacher has their own unique philosophy of how to create an effective classroom environment where children feel welcome, safe, and secure. Every decision that teachers make inside a classroom reflects what they believe would create a positive and constructive learning environment. These beliefs may be largely influenced by the many theories that support various principles and strategies on how to manage difficult behaviors and how to promote successful learning in the classrooms. Effective teachers prefer to spend their time educating their students, not dealing with behaviors and disruptions. However, classroom management is much greater than just discipline and controlling behavior. The goal of classroom management is for students to gain behavioral, social and academic success in a structured environment that is conductive to learning (Watson, Skinner, Cazzell, & Aspiranti, 2016). This paper will discuss the various theories of effective classroom management techniques and how they can be applied to promote positive behaviors and successful learning. While there are countless classroom management theorists, only five of them stand out when it comes to revolutionizing the ways teachers deliver education. By understanding the theories of Skinner (1960), Glasser (1998), Kounin (1970), and Kohn (2006), educators can create strategies that best reflect their own beliefs of
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