Classroom Management Plan Essay

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Classroom management, the scariest aspect of teaching in the eyes of many teachers; yet I feel prepared and excited to embark on this journey and test my theories in a real classroom. Classroom managements means the way in which a classroom is set up; including, but not limited to, the physical set-up, the rules and guidelines, the teacher personality, and the consequences of rule breaking or misbehavior. In my opinion, the classroom is meant to be fun but have very specific strong guidelines that have consequences when those lines are crossed.

My personality is an odd mixture of strict and easy going. I know how to have a good time, but I also expect rules to be followed. I grew up in the belief that rules are
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If the students know that you will not follow through on punishments, you will have to become a strict disciplinarian and a
“mean” teacher to regain control over the classroom; yet even that may not work.

This belief in maintaining control of your classroom is echoed in the theorist
Harry Wong. He agrees that it is easier to maintain good classroom behavior than to change inappropriate behavior once it has established itself in your classroom. He believes, and I agree, that the best way to accomplish this is by being clear with the students. Have a few clear rules and guidelines with consistent consequences for misbehavior; by doing this, the students become accustomed to following the rules and it cuts down on the misbehavior that you would have to deal with if you did not have rules and consistent penalties. Wong also points out that it is important to reinforce the rules and remind the students of what they are required to do in your classroom. This can be accomplished through the posting of the classroom rules and procedures as well as following through when misbehavior occurs.

Another theorist who has good ideas on how to prevent misbehavior in the classroom is Fredric Jones. Jones believes that nonverbal language is very

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