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ATTENTION TEACHERS!! - Please come in quietly and find your seat. - Complete the quiz on your desk independently. - Follow scoring directions carefully. - When finished, please sit quietly and wait for further instruction. - Please come in quietly and find your seat. - Complete the quiz on your desk independently. - Follow scoring directions carefully. - When finished, please sit quietly and wait for further instruction.
WHAT KIND OF TEACHER ARE YOU? You may see a little bit of yourself in each one!
AUTHORITARIAN TEACHER k Places firm limits and controls on students. k Verbal exchange/discussion is discouraged. k Prefers vigorous discipline and expects swift obedience. k Failure to obey, usually results in detention or trip to principal’s office. k Places firm limits and controls on students. k Verbal exchange/discussion is discouraged. k Prefers vigorous discipline and expects swift obedience. k Failure to obey, usually results in detention or trip to principal’s office.
AUTHORITATIVE TEACHER k Places limits and controls on students, but encourages independence. k Open to verbal interaction. k Explains reasons behind rules and decisions. k Offers polite, but firm reprimand. k Classroom abounds with praise and encouragement, which fosters higher achievement. k Places limits and controls on students, but encourages independence. k Open to verbal interaction. k Explains reasons behind rules and decisions. k Offers polite, but firm reprimand. k Classroom abounds with praise and encouragement, which fosters higher achievement.
LAISSEZ-FAIRE TEACHER k Places few demands/controls on students. k Strives not to hurt feelings and has difficulty saying no to a student/enforcing rules. k Wants to be a friend to the students. k Often bases classes on the students feelings rather than on their academic concerns. k With few expectations, students frequently have lower motivation to achieve. k Places few demands/controls on students. k Strives not to hurt feelings and has difficulty saying no to a student/enforcing rules. k Wants to be a friend to the students. k Often bases classes on the students feelings rather than on their academic concerns. k With few expectations, students frequently have lower motivation to achieve.
INDIFFERENT TEACHER k Places few demands on students and is generally uninterested. k Feels that class preparation is not worth the effort. k Lacks classroom discipline. k With few expectations and very little discipline, students have low achievement motivation & lack of self control. k Places few demands on students and is generally uninterested. k Feels that class preparation is not worth the effort. k Lacks classroom discipline. k With few expectations and very little discipline, students have low achievement motivation & lack of self control.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT The effective teacher is an extremely good classroom manager
Why Classroom Management is a MUST One day the school troublemaker was sent to the principal’s office. “Do you know why you’re here?” asked the principal. “Is it about this morning?” asked the troublemaker. “Your teacher says you ran in the hall, beat up two students, started a food fight in the cafeteria, and cursed at one of your classmates.”
“Boy, that’s a relief,” sighed the troublemaker. “I thought maybe you found out I broke your car windshield.”
What is Classroom Management? Refers to all the things that a teacher does to organize students space, time, and materials so that instruction in content and student learning can take place. The process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. Implies the prevention of disruptive behavior.
Today We Will Learn/Review: How to Have a Well-Managed Classroom How to Have Your Classroom Ready How to Introduce Yourself How to Have an Effective Discipline Plan –Rules –Positive & Negative Consequences How to Have Students Follow Classroom Procedures
4 Characteristics of a Well- Managed Classroom CharacteristicsEffective TeacherIneffective Teacher 1. High level of student involvement with work Students are working.Teacher is working. 2. Clear student expectations -Students know assignments are based on objectives. -Students know tests are based on objectives. -Teacher says, “Read Chapter 3 and know the material.” -“I’ll give you a test covering everything in Chapter 3.” 3. Relatively little wasted time, confusion, or disruption -Has a discipline plan. -Starts class immediately. -Assignments are posted. -Punishes according to mood. -Takes roll and dallies. -Students ask for assignments repeatedly. 4. Work-oriented but relaxed and pleasant climate -Has practiced procedures until they’ve become routines. -Knows how to get class attention. -Knows how to praise deed & encourage student. -Tells but does not rehearse procedures. -Yells and flicks light switch. -Uses generalized praise or none at all.
How to Have Your Classroom Ready PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE!
PREPARE! Prepare the Floor Space Prepare the Student Area Prepare the Wall Space Prepare the Teacher Area Prepare the Teaching Materials And Finally, Prepare Yourself!
How to Introduce Yourself to Your Class How you introduce yourself on the first day may determine how much respect and success you will have for the rest of the school year.
The Effective Teacher Communicates with parents and students before school starts. (Send home a friendly letter.) Cultivates a positive reputation. Greets students with positive expectations. Has the seating assignment and first assignment ready.
How to Have an Effective Discipline Plan If you do not have a plan, you are planning to fail.
Can You Believe It? Discipline is Biblical! For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life. Proverbs 6:23
PART 1: RULES Rules are expectations of appropriate behavior.
The Effective Teacher Has the discipline plan posted when the students arrive on the first day of school. Posts a maximum of three to five rules/responsibilities. Explains the posted rules and is willing to make changes as the class situation requires. Is CONSISTENT in enforcing the rules. Gives recognition when rules are followed.
Rules You May Want to Consider… - Respect others -Take care of your school -Be polite & helpful -Keep the room clean -Obey the Teacher/Authority -Be in class on time. -Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself. -Listen to instructions the first time they are given. -Have all materials ready to use when the bell rings. -Do not use vulgar or offensive language. **TRY TO KEEP RULES POSITIVE!**
PART 2: CONSEQUENCES Consequences are what result when a person abides by or breaks the rules.
NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES Negative consequences are penalties that result when people break the rules.
Summer vacation is the time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.
Negative Consequences 101 Best consequences are reasonable & logical. Relate consequences to the severity of the infraction. Apply consequences fairly. Recognize a student after consequence is completed. Get Administrative support. Get Parental support.
Reasonable Consequences: Verbal Warning Time Out Report Being the last to leave Deprivation from some reward Student is referred to disciplinary
Discipline Techniques Keep discipline under control with simple structures that make the rules/consequences process smoother. The idea is to NOT STOP the class.
Examples: Body Language Verbal Warning Chalkboard Green-Yellow-Red Chart Cool-Off Corner (My Action Plan Form) Ticket My Discipline Technique What is Your Discipline Technique?
My Action Plan 1.What is the problem? 2. What’s causing the problem? (List factors) 3. What plan will you use to solve the problem? Student’s Signature _______________ Date __/__/__
POSITIVE CONSEQUENCES Positive Consequences are REWARDS that result when people abide by the rules.
EVERYONE likes and expects special recognition, rewards or incentives when good work is done!
Rewards You May Want to Consider… Free/Low Cost Rewards: A Smile A Word of Encouragement A Praise Note Home A Praise Call Home Extra Credit Good Work Posted in Classroom Chosen to be student of the month/week No Homework Coupon Bookmark Cool Pencil Candy
Rewards You May Want to Consider… Whole Class Rewards: Hold a class session outside Eat a picnic lunch Read a story outside Watch a movie Have a theme day (ex. Hat Day) Celebrate with a pizza party (Ask students to contribute) Have a class party (Students bring in treats) Go on a field trip Allow students to use their brains and solve fun mysteries/riddles
CAN YOU SOLVE THE MYSTERY? The Case: A man lives on the top floor of a high-rise building. Every day he takes the elevator down and walks to work. When he returns from work, he takes the elevator halfway up and then walks up the stairs the rest of the way to his apartment. However, on rainy days, he takes the elevator all the way up. The Mystery: WHY does the man take the stairs part way up when it’s not raining and the elevator all the way up when it is?
CLUES The man doesn’t like to ask for help. The man doesn’t prefer walking to riding the elevator. The man carries an umbrella on rainy days. The man was not a popular pick for basketball in gym class. The man is shorter than his 11 year old niece.
ANSWER: He is a midget and he cannot reach the button for the top floor. On rainy days he uses his umbrella to press the button.
Reward Systems You May Choose to Adopt: Spell the Reward Reward Raffle Fill the Can My Reward System What is Your Reward System?
Discipline Plan Example Classroom Rules 1.Have all appropriate materials and supplies at your table and be seated when the bell rings. 2.Respect the people, equipment, and furnishings of the school. 3.Adjust your voice level to suit the activity. 4.Follow the directions the first time they are given. 5.Observe the rules in the student handbook.
Discipline Plan Continued… If You Choose to Break a Rule First Time: Name on board. Warning Second Time: One check. 15 minutes after school. Third Time: Two checks. 30 minutes “ “ Fourth Time: Three checks. 45 minutes “ “ Fifth Time: Four Checks. 60 minutes, report, and student sent to office. SEVERE Disruptions: Students sent immediately to office.
Discipline Plan Continued… Rewards Praise (Daily) Positive Notes Home (Random) Whole-Class Radio Time/Free Time (Weekly) Movie & Popcorn Party for Class (Every 9 Weeks) Various Positive Perks (Throughout School Year) The Joy of Learning (Each Day of the School Year!) STUDENTS: I have read this classroom discipline plan and understand it. I will honor it while in room 16. Signature ___________________ Date _______________ PARENTS: My child has discussed the classroom discipline plan with me. I understand and will support it. Signature ___________________ Date _______________ TEACHER: I will be fair and consistent in administering the discipline plan for room 16. Signature ___________________ Date _______________
Activate Your Discipline Plan! Post Your Rules. Post Your Consequences & Rewards. Immediately enact the consequence when a rule is broken. REMEMBER TO BE CONSISTENT! Give positive feedback to individuals as well as to the class. Make YOUR behavior predictable and consistent.
How to Have Students Follow Classroom Procedures The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline; it is the lack of procedures and routines.
Definition Procedure: a method or process for how things are to be done in a classroom. (What the teacher wants done.) Routine: what the student does automatically without prompting supervision. (What the students do automatically.)
Why are Procedures Necessary? -They’re statements of student expectations necessary to participate successfully in classroom activities, to learn, and to function effectively in the school environment. -They increase on-task time and greatly reduce classroom disruptions. -Classroom procedures tell a student how things operate in a classroom, thus reducing discipline problems.
Classroom Procedures that MUST Become Routines: - Morning Routine -Quieting Class -Students Seeking Help -Movement of Students & Papers -What to do when students finish early -Dismissal
Other Procedures to Consider… - How to enter the classroom -What to do when they enter the classroom -Where to find the assignment -How a paper is to be done -How to get materials -What to do if they want to sharpen a pencil -Asking a question -Working cooperatively -Emergency drills -Lining up -Saying “please” and “thank you” -Etc.
An Example of a Classroom Procedure… What Can I Do Now? Free Time Activities Work on unfinished assignments/homework. Study your multiplication facts. Write your spelling words 3 times. Read a good book. Make a book. Write in your Journal Make a crossword puzzle or a word find. Draw a picture or make a card for the teacher, mom, dad, grandparents, or a friend.
Another Example… Multiple Classroom Procedures in ONE Students will perform Bell Work immediately after entering classroom. Students will request permission from the teacher if it is an emergency to use the restroom and will carry the bathroom pass. Students will remain at their desks from the beginning of the period until the teacher dismisses the class. Students will remain seated at their desks during class unless given permission to do otherwise. Students will raise their hands and wait for permission to speak during the class period.
The 3 Steps to Teaching Procedures Explain: State, explain, model, and demonstrate the procedure. 1.Rehearse: Rehearse and practice the procedure under your supervision. 2.Reinforce: Reteach, rehearse, practice, and reinforce the classroom procedure until it becomes a student habit or routine.
NOW, GO BE THE BEST EFFETIVE TEACHER THAT YOU CAN BE & MAKE IT A GREAT YEAR! In everything you do, put GOD first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 3:6