Classroom Management

what is classroom management?
Actions teachers take to create an environment that supports and vacilitates both academic and social-emotional learning.
Why is classroom management important?
To achieve the highest student academic achievement.
What does effective classroom management “look like” in a classroom?




Signal continuity and momentum during lessons

Group alerting and accountability during lessons

Challenge and variety of assignments

What do we know from research about room arrangement?

begin with a more traditional order and changes through the year best support the type of learning activities in progress

how a child learsn and behaves is influences by his or her situation in the classroom environment

teacher proximity increase student engagement

facitlity arrangement positively affects cognitive and social development

What is important in classroom management?

Visibility: see all students at all times

Accessibility: ability to access needed materials easily

Distractibility: seat students away from obvious distractors

What other special issues to consider with classroom arrangement?

Tote and/or negotiate

use an overhead

extend professional courtesy

rearrange desks and put it back

What do we know from research about rules and procedures?

involve students in writing rules since it has many benefits

actively teaching rules and procedures at the beginning of the year – pays off

consistent enforcement relates to higher achievement

teachers who are warm demanders elicit better student cooperation

help reclaim instructional time

What are rules?
Expected norms of behavior – function to prevent or encourage certain behaviors
What are procedures?
ways of getting classroom activities done. Achieve continuity predictability and time saving: CPT.
What are goals?
Goals are target aspirations not necessarily attained every day.
How are rules and procedures related?
If rules lay out basic behavioral expectations, procedures are the “how to’s” that show students step by step how to follow the rules successfully.
What are the guidelines for writing rules?

  1. Consistent with School Rules
  2. Understandable
  3. Doable
  4. Manageable
  5. Always Applicable
  6. Stated Postively 
  7. Stated Behaviorally
  8. Consistent with  your own philosophy

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