My Theory Of Classroom Management

1073 WordsSep 23, 20155 Pages
My Theory of Classroom Management By Edward Todd Berry Indiana University School of Education - IUPUI I. General Philosophy Statement The most important factor affecting student learning is the teacher. If the teacher is ineffective, students will achieve inadequate progress academically. Effective teaching and learning cannot take place in a poorly managed classroom. If students are disorderly and disrespectful, with no apparent rules and procedures to guide behavior, chaos becomes the norm. Teachers struggle to teach, and students will learn much less than they should. I believe that when students are in a safe environment, learning can take place. This doesn’t necessarily mean punishing behavioral problems but rather a combination of setting the tone in a class. That is, preventing behavior problems with interesting and engaging curriculum and effectively including all students in the classroom so that their needs are met. Having the right environment for all students to learn is a major goal of implementing good classroom management. Without it the students will not be able to learn. This idea of teacher effectiveness is consistent with the philosophy of humanism, that students can solve their own problem and become self-controlling if appropriately supported, rather than coerced or punished. (cite). I think my attitude toward the students is not to be overbearing or authoritative. I
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