As an educator, creating a positive, constructive and calm environment within which all students feel welcomed, accepted and comfortable, is a crucial component of learning.While the mundane aspects of classroom management can include items such as classroom breaks, the subjects covered here focus more on managing negative and disruptive behaviors and creating an environment that encourages children, from grades K through 12, to be tolerant and respectful of each other, and of you.
Sure, you know there is a problem at your school, but what is the solution? Here’s a look at five behavioral interventions that I have found success with in my experience as a teacher and counselor. Talk about how to implement these interventions in your school.
When considering a school intervention program or crisis prevention, the first rule is to keep the innocent safe first and foremost, then offer help to the offender. This is necessary in order to prevent future incidents of violence like we hear so often in the media now today.
In order to prevent violence at your school, the best method is to be vigilant of signs before any violence occurs. Be involved with at-risk kids and have a plan in place to respond to emergency situations.
Teachers will sometimes encounter a student who has gotten into trouble or even may have a criminal record. Students get into trouble for a number of reasons. When they do, it is important to continue to help them to find a course of action that will help them improve their life.
If you can improve a student’s behavior, this not only makes your own job easier, it helps the student prepare for a more productive life. The ultimate goal in behavior management is improving the student’s life in all areas. Read on for tips on achieving the goal.
As the saying goes, “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.” I believe this should be said in reference to education. Disruptive students will continue to be a problem in your class if you insist on waging war against them. Learn how to make the cycle stop.
Behavioral theories and psychology will help you gain a lot of ideas and insights in understanding your students. However, the best way to reach them is to show students that you actually care about them. This series explores how to do that.
Memorize and implement all the strategies you want but if you don’t learn to command the respect of your students you will be fighting a battle every single day. Respect is the base ingredient for classroom management; few (if any) classroom management tactics will work without it.
Have you ever held up your fist and told a student, “fear this, punk!" I wouldn’t recommend it if you want to keep your job, just wondering. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just scare students into submission? Even if it were possible to instill fear into your students, would it make them behave?
As a teacher, you may know your material thoroughly, but that will not help you when it comes to classroom management unless you’re willing to learn some new tricks. Don’t be like Crazy Jill and blame your class for your failure to maintain control!
It can be tempting to ignore the problem of late students. After all, aren’t we always told to choose our battles wisely? However, if you fail to fight this behavior, it will escalate until few of your students make it on time. Fortunately there are some strategies that can overcome this behavior.
The first few days of school are exciting as a teacher gets to know his or her class and establishes routines and procedures. As the year progresses however, students come and go and routines become forgotten or dismissed. It can help to “reset” your classroom in order to firmly establish rules.
Even the best teachers can use a little extra help managing their classroom every now and then. Here is a round-up of what I consider my most powerful tips in keeping your class under control and creating a clam learning environment.
Have you ever bought candy with your hard earned cash, just to give it away to your students in an effort to reward and/or motivate them? This is an expensive way to capture your student’s attention. Instead, try some low-cost and highly effective methods.
How often should you call in for back-up when you have misbehaving students? Do it too often, and it will quickly lose it’s significance for your class. Gain authority with your students by engaging in classroom management tactics that work.
Rather than stand by and watch our students argue over petty issues, teachers can train their students in the skill of conflict resolution by modeling it to them. Using everyday issues students learn by informing their teacher, who lets the class listen in as she helps their peers find solutions.
Have you lost control of your classroom? Or perhaps you never had control in the first place? This article provides strategies that will work for anyone. Gain back control of your classroom by leading your students, not managing!
How do you effectively manage the busy, dynamic atmosphere of a classroom in the 21st century? Common Core Standards promote collaboration and increased use of technology. With all that discussion and distractions, how do you keep your class organized and make sure all students are being reached?