Classroom Management In The Classroom

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Classroom management is one of the most essential elements of teaching. Classroom management refers to “the wide variety of skills and techniques that teachers use to keep students organized, orderly, focused, attentive, on task, and academically productive during a class”. Therefore, without good classroom management the classroom will not be an environment of learning, rather it will be an environment of chaos. My personal philosophy of education pulls elements from three different models-assertive discipline, CHAMPS, and capturing kids’ hearts. The main goal of the assertive discipline model is to put the teacher in charge of the classroom. However, teachers are also expected to treat students as their allies in the learning experience. Although there are elements of assertive discipline that I do not agree with, my idea of discipline in the classroom aligns best with this model. When using assertive discipline, the teacher decides on the class rules before school begins. The teacher also has a system of both positive and negative consequences in place. Additionally, consequences occur in a hierarchy system, known as the discipline hierarchy. The discipline hierarchy is a system of between 3-6 different consequences that become harsher as a student continues to misbehave. For a first offense, the student is simply given a warning. If the student continues to misbehave than the second and third time they are taken out of an activity. The fourth time the parents are
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