At an in-service teacher's meetings, the subject of classroom organization was brought up. We brainstormed quite a few elements such as the time of day, poor lighting, events and of course, the top ranked one - the classroom seating arrangements.
Are you feeling great about the excellent progress you have made as you prepare for that first, enchanting day with real students in your own classroom in your dream job? You may also feel tired - even exhausted. This is perfectly fine and acceptable and I recommend that you get used to it.
Perhaps one of the most challenging tasks teacher face inside the classroom every single day is classroom management. Imagine a class of forty students - teenagers in the pink of the their health, with their raging emotions and hormones, and struggling to survive the day to day hassles of peer pressure and their school work.
Much has been written about how to develop effective classroom management. It seems as if each year new ideas are put forth which may or may not work. Classroom management does not mean that your students are quiet with books open and everyone on task. On the other hand, a noisy classroom doesn't mean there is a lack of management techniques and no learning taking place.
Freedom in the Montessori classroom is often misunderstood not only by the parents, but also by some teachers. What we need to remember is that from a Montessori point of view freedom is not the right to do what one wishes without thought or consideration for others.
My work informs and advises on effective behaviour management strategies to enable schools to cope with(and more importantly prevent) difficult and challenging behaviour. I decided to take this a step further and study a particular case.
I recently introduced you to Jimmy's story. Here I'll tell you of my first meeting with him. Hope you enjoy it ...
It's hard to listen to someone who's at the end of their tether - had enough - unsupported - growing increasingly disenchanted with their lot...
As a substitute teacher you will need to have as many tricks and devices as possible to help motivate your students toward good behavior. In this article I will share a few that have worked well.
As a teacher, classroom management problems occur every now and then. It is like a web that traps educators when they least expect it. Much more, it can further drag you down the drain if pre-emptive measures are not taken. Without immediate action, it can consume your entirety, both professionally and personally.