(I've read the books and formulated my own opinions - not looking for "homework" answers - looking for real life experience.)
Classroom management is not just disipline. It is also preventative maintenence. It is the way that your classroom is set up to create a safe environment that is conducive to learning. If I were to sum classroom management up in one word it would be "connection." Managing a productive classroom is all about connecting the students to the room, to the teacher, and to the environment that is set up, so they will then find learning relevant.
If you classroom management skills are below par, then there is little chance that the students in the class will respect what is being taught. They will not be connected.
most teachers spend 80% of their day disciplining students. that doesn't leave much time to actually teach. having good classroom management reduces the time spent correcting behavior so there's more time to teach.
"classroom management"? ~+~ The teacher? The school districts standard operating procedures?
"most teachers spend 80% of their day disciplining students"
I waz always sent to the Principals office ~+~ if that's not true any more maybe they (schools) should hire a person to due the disciplining ! ?
I think classroom management affects a student's work ethic. If they can get away with stuff, they will do it (instead of working or learning). It affects the quality of instruction given. With little classroom management fewer time is spent actually instructing the kids. Plus the teacher can get so frustrated and feel a sense of defeat that her effectiveness diminishes.
A classroom must be managed for learning to take place. I taught 1st grade summer school in July and my management was pretty awful. The kids were basically running the class and my time was spent telling them to sit down, be quiet, stop getting out of your seat, etc. When your students aren't sitting down and showing you respect, you are not able to teach anyone in the room. Some students are not there to learn and will be problems regardless of what you do. I had to learn to start thinking about the students who ARE there to learn. I have spent the first 2 1/2 weeks of school introducing and reviewing the EXACT steps I want the students to take to perform about every task in the classroom. They know exactly what I expect from them and I feel no qualms about disciplining them quickly and effectively when they aren't doing something correctly.
I feel like the students in my class respect me more this school year. The good behaving students see me gaining control over the "misbehavers" and the "misbehavers" (most of them) are actually glad to have someone take control of them rather than letting them run wild.
It's still early in the year but I sure feel like it's going to be a much better one than the ones in the past and waaaaaaaaay better than my summer school experience.
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