Feb 17, 2013 3812 Views
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Aug 18, 2013 3739 Views
Ergonomics: Slips and falls are a serious concern and account for the majority of the injuries that occur in schools each year. As you set up your classroom, pay special attention to patterns of movement. Can you and your students move around the room easily without having to dodge obstructions? Are there cords or items that may trip someone up? Is the furniture in your room the appropriate size for your students? Is ventilation and temperature control adequate? What about lighting? Will your students have trouble seeing the board on ...
Aug 19, 2013 4059 Views
A punishment is a form of revenge by the teacher because a student is misbehaving. The goal of a punishment is to instill fear into the student so the misconduct will be avoided. A consequence, on the other hand, is related to class management. If a set of mandatory rules is clearly laid out and followed throughout the year then a set of consequences should follow. This means that it could be a positive or negative. Dealing with the negative aspect, a consequence is a reasonable way to help the rule-breaking student learn the proper way to perform from the occurrence that has happened in the classroom. Experts say the main objective of consequences ...
Aug 19, 2013 4371 Views
When a student acts out in class it is hard not to yell right away at the student especially when it is a students who always misbehaves. The best way to confront a student who misbehaves is to address the problem the first time it happens! Do not wait until the third or fourth time because by then, students already think they can walk all over you. If rules are made in the beginning of the school year to follow, students should know the consequences to their wrong actions already.
After the student is told that they did something wrong, as a teacher we need to speak with them in private so no words are not said that the teacher or student will regret in front of the entire class. It is good to do this in private so there is no power struggle created.
However, these types of ...
Sep 23, 2013 3473 Views
With this in mind, we need to set the bar high at the beginning of the year. ...
Sep 29, 2013 3628 Views
Class Size Matters
Working in small groups is generally much more personal than working in large classroom settings. When you have, say, fewer than 10 students at a time, you are given a far greater opportunity to really get to know them. You can learn how best to interact with each of them. You don’t have that luxury with a room of 30+ restless young people, especially if most of them didn’t choose to be in your class. This problem is further compounded when ...
Feb 5, 2014 3722 Views
Teachers should have the following goals in mind:
Develop caring, supportive relationships with and among students.
Organize and implement instruction in ways that optimize students' access to learning.
Use group management methods that encourage student engagement with academic tasks.
Promote the development of student social skills and self-regulation.
Use appropriate interventions to assist students who have behavior problems.
Effective classroom management systems work best using these six practices:
Post, teach, review, monitor, and reinforce expectations.
Actively engage students in observable ways.
Identify the behaviors that are an integral part of the instructional agenda, more specifically: what behaviors are required for goals to be reached; ...
Mar 23, 2014 4963 Views
Post class rules
Students need to know what is expected of them from the very beginning. It is also useful to have visuals of the rules so that you can redirect small misbehavior problems by pointing at the appropriate rule poster. Since I have very little artistic talent I had my students create the posters for me. We went over the rules the first day of class and I had students each create a poster for two rules. We displayed all the posters for the first week. I later had the students vote on a single poster for each rule to leave up.
Students may occasionally break a rule. It is important that you have established a procedure for dealing with infractions. The consequences ...
Apr 28, 2014 3998 Views
To do this well, you'll need to be honest and realistic with yourself. Look at your commitments and daily schedule. Decide which activities, committees, and tasks are non-negotiable, and then take a hard look at everything else. Ask yourself questions such as: do you really have to grade every homework assignment? Or can you spot check occasionally and still have a pulse on where your students are? At home, can you cut out a TV show or two to give yourself extra free time (or simply to have time to sleep?). Decide what's important to you and be sure that these activities are part of your "non-negotiable" list. Even ...