No student learns effectively in an uncontrolled learning environment, no matter what that looks like for a grade and age group. Classroom management is planned not improvised, it’s preventative rather than reactive, controlled and organized rather than chaotic and an opportunity for all students and teachers to experience success. Every teacher wrestles with the challenge of keeping students engaged in a classroom. While better instruction generally results in better behaved students, the most brilliantly crafted lessons can fall on deaf ears or, worse, be upended by disruptive behavior. A strong, veteran teacher may occasionally have difficulty handling disengaged or poorly behaved students however, for new teachers the strain of trying to deliver sufficiently engaging instruction while orchestrating appropriate behavior can be intense, overwhelming, and ultimately defeating.
What Research Says:
Successful classroom management and organization is fundamental for designing an effective teaching and learning environment and for preventing discipline problems and misbehaviors (Brophy, 1983; Emmer, Evertson, & Worsham, 2000; Evertson, Emmer, Sanford, & Clements, 1983). Also, communicating with parents is essential for eliminating these problems (Yıldırım & Dönmez, 2008). Therefore, classroom managements skills are essential even for the most talented teacher: learning simply cannot occur alongside misbehavior and chaos. Instruction flourishes in a classroom environment that promotes a collaborative community, encourages student voice, creativity, leadership, critical thinking, and effective teamwork.
Practice in Action:
Through interactive and engaging activities, participants learn practical strategies for managing a classroom, addressing common classroom problems, boosting motivation, and encouraging student reflection on their behavior. It further encouraged participants to reflect on their own classroom management practices, share their experiences, and engage in group discussions and case scenarios.
Tools That Make This Possible:
The use of various classroom tools and techniques have also been effective in enhancing the learning experience.
Classroom Management Action Plan
Find more details in the discussion forum https://raktn.org/groups/keys-to-successful-classroom-management/members/all-members/
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Brophy, J. (1983). Classroom organization and management. Elementary School Journal, 83(4), 265-285.