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Effective classroom management plan

May 1, 2017 12:00pm

  • English Language Arts
  • 6
  • Engagement


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    • Jul 25, 2017 6:38pm

      Unfortunately unlike my teaching philosophy statement, conceptual unit plans, and my daily lesson plans, my, approach, let's call it, to classroom management is not something I have a handy copy of. Honestly, it's a concept that's not really easily transcribed at all, in my opinion. I feel like a lot of being able to manage a class you can only effectively understand through application when you're in the trenches personally. Mine alters slightly from year to year based on the grade level and behaviour needs of the students I'm currently teaching. For instance, freshman tend to need a...firmer hand than seniors, honours students can typically be given more freedom than a co-taught special ed class can. I assign seats to freshman first quarter, but by the 2nd I can usually allow them to choose for themselves. However you opt to run your classroom, the most important tip I can share is this: establish clear behavioural policies & expectations for your students on day one, determine reasonable logical consequences for any and all violations of the same, and share these with the students as well. And enforce them, without hesitation or exception. Stick to your guns. As I said before, classroom management "plan" is difficult to articulate. The closest thing I can offer is a copy of my syllabus. You can find an example of my behaviour policies for that year in it, and maybe one or two other things you may find useful. I hope.