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Transcript of Classroom Management

Classroom Management
Chapters 11-13

Effective Teachers have 3 Characteristics

1. They have classroom management skills
2. They teach for lesson mastery
3. They practice positive expectations

-Classroom practices is important during the

of school
-Procedures must be predictable and

-It is important to be organized: to plan lessons, time, space, and material so students can learn
-"Everyone knows what to do"
The Characteristics of a Well Managed Classroom
1. Students are deeply involved with their work, especially with academic, teacher-led instruction
2. Students know what is expected of them and are generally successful
3. There is relatively little wasted time, confusion, or disruption
4. The climate of the classroom is work-oriented but relaxed and pleasant
Classroom management skill includes the things a teacher must do toward two ends:
1. Foster student involvement and cooperation in all classroom activities
2. Establish a productive working environment
Task-Oriented and Predicable Environment

well-managed classroom has a task-oriented environment
-Where most students will make better achievement gains in well-managed classroom
well-managed classroom has predictable environment
-Where both the teacher and students know what to do and what is suppose to happen in the classroom

The Effective Teacher

1. Works on having a well-managed classroom
2. Establishes consistency in the classroom
3. Has students working on task
4. Has a classroom with little confusion or wasted time
The 3 Most important words to a teacher are...

A successful teacher is ready when...
is ready...when the bell rings
is ready... with a positive environment
is ready...with a positive attitude and positive expectations

Organization is key
-Dust and clean
-Do not over decorate your classroom

-Arrange everything to have its own place

-Do not send a message to students that you are not ready to teach

4 Basic Rules of Organization

1. Separate school from personal work
2. Clear your desktop
3. Create a place for incoming and outgoing papers
4. Consolidate, consolidate, and consolidate

-When you take time to organize your desk with containers, you will not have to waste time searching for items that were misplaced.
The most important factor that governs student learning is

Classroom Management

The least important factor is the

district demographics
Preparing the classroom
Prepare the Floor Space

-Make sure there are enough desks for the amount of students you have
-Replace damaged desks ahead of time
-Chairs should face forward to have everyone's attention
-Students' desks should be placed where they can easily see you (the teacher)
-Arrange the desks and work areas so that you can easily monitor all the students no matter where you are in the classroom
-Don't put desks, chairs, or tables in front of high traffic areas
Preparing the Classroom
To prepare the work area
-Learn the emergency exits regarding fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters
*this helps the classroom be ready if an emergency would occur
-Make sure you have all material needed for a lesson
*Books, lab supplies, tools, etc.
-Turn on the electronics before you use them to make sure they are working correctly
To prepare the student area
-Provide a space for students' belongings
*Backpacks, lunch box, books, projects, show and tell items
-There should be a place where students hang their jackets
Preparing the Classroom
-Cover bulletin boards with colored paper *We use bulletin boards to display our students work
-Display classroom rules where everyone can see them

Examples of Bulletin Boards
Preparing the Bookcases
-Do not place the bookcases where they obstruct any lines of vision
-Rotate materials on the shelves
-Do not place books
or loose material
near an exit where
they can easily
Prepare the Teacher Area
-Place the teacher's desk where it can be moved easily
-Place your desk so that you can move quickly to assist, reinforce, or discipline a student
-Place the teacher's desk away from the door so that no one can take anything out of your desk and quickly walk out
-If you choose to have personal belongings on your desk and want them treated
as personal property make this clear
when teaching students the procedures

Prepare the Teaching Materials
-Have a method ready for matching students to a desk Ex: Name cards on desk or overhead with with desk arrangements
-Have your basic materials ready for the first week of class Ex: books, papers, pencils, pens, chalk, tape, crayons, and computer software
-Organize your material with containers by labeling them and keep track with an inventory card
-Have electronic media near outlets and make sure the cords are not where the students will trip over
-Have an extension cord handy just in case you need it
-Make sure there is a place to put absent students work where they can be immediately ready
-Have a letter for parents with information that the students need to bring to class. (Make sure students and parents have access to list before the first day)
-Store material that is not used everyday out of the way, but make sure it is easily accessible to
Preparing yourself

-Put your belongings in a safe place (briefcase, keys, and handbag)
-Obtain a teacher's manual for the textbook being used in your class
-Obtain important forms that are used daily in school Ex: attendance forms, tardy slips, hall passes, and referral forms.
-Have emergency material stored away for your use, not students
Ex: tissue, paper towels, wipes, first aid kit, and extra lunch money.
"Teachers who are ready maximize student learning and minimize student behavior."
The Effective Teacher
1. Prepares, prepares, and prepares.
2. Prepares the classroom for effective work
3. Maximizes proximity to the students.
4. Prepares a classroom environment that is organized and safe.
Chapter 11

How to Have a Well-Managed Classroom
What characteristics do you think teachers need to be well-managed?
Chapter 12
How to Have your
Classroom Ready
What makes an effective teacher ready to teach on the first day of class?
In order to get a classroom ready, teachers need to be prepared to do what?
To prepare the floor space
To prepare the work area
To prepare the student area
To prepare the wall space
To prepare the bookcases
To prepare the teacher area
To prepare the teaching materials
To prepare yourself
Prepare the wall space
-Have a consistent place for listing the week's assignments
-Post procedures, schedules, duties, emergency information, maps, birthdays, and menus
-Display the current chapter or unit teaching
Chapter 13
How to Introduce Yourself to Your Class
What are some phrases that you could say to your students on the first day of class?
Welcoming Techniques
1.Send a letter home to parents
school begins.
-Tell parents you are looking forward to have their child in your class
-Tell parents when the date of the school's open house is so that they can put it on their calendar
-Include a list of materials needed for class
2. Send a letter home to each student
school begins.
-Connect with the family before school starts
-Invite parents to email or call you if they have questions
-Tell parents your expectations
-Tell the students who you are
3. Visit the home of students
school begins (if appropriate)
-Introduce yourself
-Share information with parents
-Bring letters to parents
Greeting your Students
-Stand at the classroom door with a soft smile and ready to give handshakes
1.Post the following information next to the classroom door:
-Your name
-Room number
-Subject teaching
-Section or period
-An greeting
2. Stand at the door on the first day to be ready to shake students hands.
3. As students enter your room tell them your name, room number, and section
4. Check each student's registration card to make sure they are not lost and if they are lost help them find the right classroom
5. After greeting the students, they should be able to see the information displayed on the door
Have seating chart and First Assignment out
-When greeting students tell to find their assigned seat.
-Make sure there is name tags on the desks or use a transparency show the seating chart
*If any student needs help, make sure to help them
-Tell students to start working on their assignment

-The first assignment should be short, interesting, and easy to complete
*This will not be scored
First day of class
-Your two important words are to say your
and your
*You want to let your students know how to pronounce your name

-Students want to make sure they will be treated with respect from their teacher
*By showing you care and giving positive expectations

Know how to speak to the class
-Make sure to

when you address the class
*Speak clear so that your students can understand what you are saying

-You do not need to
*Make sure you have control of the classroom you do not need to speak over other voices

-Learn to use

*By using gestures such as a nod, smile, frown, or stare students know to get back to their work
This will minimize distractions in the class.
Have a script ready for the first day
-Effective teachers have a script ready for the first day of school
*With a well-organized lesson you can be less anxious and ready to ease the anxiety of your students
-Students will see that you know what you are doing
-Students will perform better when they know what the teacher expects of them

"If you do not structure your classroom, the students will structure the classroom for you."
is what matters the most!
The Effective Teacher
1. Cultivates a positive reputation.
2. Communicates with parent and students before school starts.
3. Greet the students with positive expectations.
4. Has the seating assignments and first class assignment ready.
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