Being interrupted when you're trying to teach is frustrating. So how exactly do you stop students interrupting and disrupting the flow of your lessons to the detriment of teaching and learning in your classroom?
A well thought out classroom strategy can mean the difference between a productive year for both students and teacher and a bad one. Every teacher, regardless if you are new or seasoned ones, the success or failure of the classroom would be dependent on your teaching talents and how effective is your management procedure.
One of the best parts of my job in managing children's extreme behaviour problems is seeing adults in schools becoming increasingly confident in dealing with behaviour and managing kids who they previously felt were unmanageable. Today I went to a school to see a year 5 boy who has had appalling behaviour problems in the past. Less than 6 months ago the school were on the point of permanently excluding him from mainstream school...
Teachers, no matter how experienced they are. still have a difficulty pinpointing the disruptive students in class. Some instructors feel small conversations to be already disruptive; thus giving the students some disciplinary actions. Catching the wrong sets of students often leads to more chaos, since the non disruptive ones will receive inappropriate actions.
Do you struggle with managing your classroom? Do you feel like pulling your hair out and wonder why in the world you ever decided to start teaching in the first place? Well the bad news is you have probably been struggling with classroom management for years when you really didn't need to. The good news is I have some great solutions for you.
It's been said that teaching is 90% classroom management - and that's 100% true. If you've ever had "one of those days" in the classroom where nothing seemed to go right, then you know what I mean. Here's what to do when your students won't stop talking.
This is the first in a series of eight articles about classroom management. In this segment, you will find basic classroom management strategies. Use these strategies to ensure that you avoid the classroom horror scene described in the paragraphs to follow.
Though you are an educator--wise, powerful, and all-seeing--you are also human. As a human, you are bound to make mistakes. Minding the points in this article will help you avoid grievous errors and will sure up your classroom management skills.
This, the third in a series of eight articles about classroom management, will help you deal with the all-my-kids-hate-me phenomenon. Use the advice in this article to repair your ego and your rapport with your students.
Every teacher can name him--that one student who sky rockets your blood pressure and sends steam whistling out of your ears. Each time Jimmy falls to the floor kicking and screaming, you gulp back your aggravation. Each time Marcia jumps up from her desk and skips around the room, your close your eyes and count to ten.