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Classroom Management

     

Classroom Management is a key ingredient in any educational setting.  The classroom must be a place where students want to be, feel emotionally safe, and are capable of success.  As teachers, we can be demanding and push our students to give their very best.  But at the same time, for students to achieve at the highest levels, we have to engage them in active learning, create a safe, fun, and often entertaining classroom environment.  If students are in a safe environment where the teacher communicates high expectations for all; then learning can take place.   Comprehensive classroom plans can include discipline, management, or motivational factors to guide behaviors for active, cooperative, and positive learning environments.  A comprehensive plan should include the following criteria:

  • Purpose
  • Age level, grade, subject areas and characteristics of students, including culturally and linguistically diverse, and exceptional students
  • Standards for behavior
  • Decription and summary of school plan and/or Title I Compact
  • Specific consequences (positive or Negative) for behavior
  • In-school contact for behavioral issues
  • Elements for safety (how will students learn to respond to fire, weather, or other types of drills?)
  • Time Management (how does the use of routines help to maintain instructional focus?)
  • Description of a system for data collection and feedback (how are you tracking behavior or monitoring a student's progress?0 for the learning environment
  • Floor plan of learning environment
  • List of materials required by the plan, such as motivators.
  • Self-reflection and short and long-term professional goals relating to learning environments.

References:

(CAE 510 Web 2.0 Tools: Applications for Teaching and Learning, Nova Southeastern University (the pre-professional development of Accomplished Practice 9 Learning Environments. Key Assessment-Management/Motivation Plan)

 

 

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Behavior Plans: 
Classroom Management

Comprehensive Plans

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