I have heard that for many beginning teachers, classroom management can be one of the most challenging aspects of their new career. Knowing this, I decided to experiment with many classroom management approaches during my student teaching to find one that fit both my students and myself. Based on these experiences, I designed a classroom management plan that I will implement in my classroom as a beginning teacher. It is important to note, however, that my classroom management philosophy will be evolving as necessary as I gain more experience and insight into the field of teaching. Also, my classroom management plan may need to be altered to fit my specific group of students.
Managing your classroom determines how effective you are as a teacher. In this training, it talks about many different ways you can create structure in the classroom. One of the ways was setting rules. Another was to set individual and whole group goals in classroom and commit to completing each goal. It is very important to have complete control over your classroom it promotes maturity, safety, trust and easy flow.
As a teacher I plan to base my classroom management plan on Linda Albert's Cooperative Discipline. I will also incorporate aspects of Positive Discipline in my classroom management plan. I chose Cooperative Discipline as the foundation of my personal management plan because I agree with the model that Linda Albert has created. I believe that students should be able to start making their own decisions in middle school instead of constantly being put into a mold that some educators believe is necessary in order to teach. Rather than constantly disciplining my students instead I will use this style to manage them. I agree with this approach because research has shown us that middle school is where students really begin to find their sense of self.
Hoffman, Hutchinson, and Reiss discuss their study and findings on whether or not Conscious Discipline can help ameliorate students’ difficult behaviors. Conscious Discipline, created by Becky Bail, is described as classroom management program that promotes teachers’ self control, encouragement towards students, allowing children to make choice, and much more. In the study, several teachers were elected and were asked to complete a survey dealing with classroom management. Some of these teachers were then provided workshops to help them learn about Conscious Discipline and overall enhance their classroom management methods. Most of the teachers who attended these workshops applied their new knowledge
A classroom is a very dynamic and spontaneous place. Every classroom is comprised of a diverse combination of individuals who all contribute to the unpredictable nature and uniqueness of the class. The reality that no two students are alike and no two classes are ever alike, contributes greatly to the difficulty of establishing a realistic and effective classroom management plan. It is important that teachers realize that a classroom is an unpredictable place and that it is much more reasonable to strive to manage their classroom as opposed to trying to control it. I see my role as a managing teacher as
When students are able to act appropriately on their own, without having to be prompted, it allows for more time teaching. Students who have good self-management also make it easier for substitute teachers and in all other settings. Teaching students to set goals, to monitor their own behaviors without having to be asked, evaluating their own behaviors, talking themselves through difficult situations, and self-reinforcing and punishing, and problem solving are all things that will help students in the long run. Each of these behaviors will make students better able to be successful in life. College and/or jobs will look for people with all of these traits because these people make good students/employees because they don’t need constant supervision and also know where to draw the line for
An Introduction to Classroom Management in Special Education. (n.d.). Retrieved February 02, 2016, from http://www.specialeducationguide.com/pre-k-12/behavior-and-classroom-management/
There are many different types of learning disorders in the world today. The two most common are ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Today’s classrooms have changed drastically since the 1950’s. Some of the differences would be class sizes, technology, and learning disabilities. One of the biggest changes in today’s education world is the abundance of students with some sort of learning disability. Studies have showed that there are more and more ways to help deal with kids that can’t seem stay focused. There are many different ways that teachers can handle students with a learning condition. The three newest types are allowing kids to work around the classroom for work/sitting in different styles
My philosophy of classroom management is to allow students to be responsible for their own behavior at all times. I believe allowing students to be responsible for their behavior and actions allow them to have a sense of freedom. When students have freedom, they seem to be more successful and respectful. Classroom management is more successful when the class is student-centered. Students should be included in the planning of classroom rules, room arrangement, and communication should flow smoothly between teacher and student. Although the class is student-centered the teacher should be in control of the classroom. The teacher should know what is going on at all times, plan interesting and informative lessons, and be
Teachers are not only expected to teach their students, but also provide an environment where everyone feels safe and can learn. Classroom management is a very important part of teaching. Students cannot learn in an unsafe, disruptive environment. This paper will discuss the strategy of SHAPING, how it is used to modify a student’s behavior, and give an example of how to modify a student’s behavior. This paper will also discuss my personal beliefs about classroom management, share rules and expectations for the classroom, rewards for individuals and the class, designing the classroom where the teacher is visible and there are no distractions, and discuss some classroom procedures and how they contribute to classroom management
Classroom management has a lot of the same characteristics of a general education classroom as it does a special education resource room class. In a special education resource classroom it is important to maintain general classroom management techniques like a welcoming safe environment, seating charts, attention getters, routines and procedures. However, it can be just as important to have a well organized classroom, seamless transitions, tight routine schedules and built in procedures for behaviors that can quickly escalate. It is important that the day runs as smoothly as possible in order for the students to achieve remarkable progress in reaching their goals.
The modern classroom has many challenges that face it. Shrinking budgets, less parental involvement, higher expectations, and growing class sizes, just to name a few. If this list was not daunting enough you also have the special needs students that have an array problems in your classroom that need specialized attention, lessons and seating. There are many forms of diverse learners from students who suffer from ADHD to physical disabilities to students with autism to ones that are bullied in school. There are so many things going on in our students lives we sometimes forget they have lives, pressures and disabilities that affect their performance and attitude in our class that have a profound impact on how they learn. For this paper I
The key to any successful school district is the administration. Teachers essentially provide structure, organization, and the background of a child’s future. To educate students with learning disabilities, it is essential that the staff has the training and resources needed for the appropriate people, place, and time (Lazarus) (What is Inclusion, 2001, n.p). It is unrealistic to expect that regular education teachers will always be aware of the latest research or be able to readily adapt the school's
Classroom management is a key element to establish a successful learning environment in any classroom. An effective classroom management plan creates a positive learning environment. Classroom management is affected by the characteristics of the students and their behavior. Students’ behavior is influenced by their age, academic abilities, goals, interests, and home backgrounds (Evertson, Emmer, and Worsham, 2006). Teachers need a diverse array of classroom management skills to facilitate learning. A classroom with a proper management plan will spend less time in disciplining and more time in learning. Students in effectively managed classrooms know and follow clearly defined rules and routines. A classroom management plan should provide
As I spend more time in the classroom each week, I find myself realizing more and more about my personal feelings on classroom management. When I compare my opinions and feelings on classroom management, I see connections between my beliefs and those represented by all three of the behavioral theorists we have been studying; Lee Canter, Linda Albert, and Alfie Kohn. While each of these theorists have varying opinions on how to manage students, I feel that they all have important points that should be included in a successful classroom management plan.