What are some good strategies to use for classroom management? a.
Take Charge of Your Class b.
Focus on the Disruptive Students c.
Let Students Choose Their Seats d.
Give Incentives to Do Their Best on Assignments e.
Keep an Eye on Your Students f.
Establish Consequences for Misbehaving g.
Is there a guaranteed best strategy to use? a.
There is no guaranteed best strategy. Just try to find different strategies to try until you find the one that works best for you. b.
Did anyone come up with classroom management? If so, who? a.
There were different Contributors & Theorists i.
B.F. Skinner – Behavior Modification ii.
William Glasser – Choice Theory iii.
Jacob Kounin – Lesson Management iv.
Rudolph Dreikurs – Democratic Classroom v.
Lee & Marlene Canter – Assertive Discipline vi.
Alfie Kohn – Learning Communities b.
Why is it good to use classroom management? a.
Because classroom management has the largest effect on student achievement. This makes intuitive sense-students cannot learn in a chaotic, poorly managed classroom. It is very important that there is a balance between teacher actions that provide clear consequences for unacceptable behavior and teacher actions that recognize and reward acceptable behavior. b.
What is the best way to start off the school year, as far as, classroom management? a.
According to Larry Ferlazzo, there are 10 principles and practices to try during the first weeks of school. i.
Set the academic expectancies high ii.
Daily Poem(s) v.
Tour the School
Explain the Schedule vii.
Share your grading and homework policies viii.
Use the ELL Mindset ix.
Point out the opportunities, not just a litany of rules x.
Demonstrate a sense of humor b.
How can I help my students develop self-control to help fix classroom management? a.
There are 8 tips to try: i.
Create an environment where self-control is consistently rewarded. ii.
Give kids a break iii.
Turn “have to” tasks into “want to” tasks iv.
Instill the right mindset for tackling challenges and learning from failure v.
Help kids develop their attention skills and expand working memory vi.
Play games that help kids practice self-control vii.
Be an “emotion coach” viii.
Encourage kids to practice planning ix.