Presentation on theme: "“But I work with grown-ups! Classroom management is for children” Positive Behavioral Interventions for Adult Educators."— Presentation transcript:
“But I work with grown-ups! Classroom management is for children” Positive Behavioral Interventions for Adult Educators
Warm Up 0 What comes to mind when you think “classroom management?” List 4-5 words. 0 Recall a time when your classroom management skills were tested. What happened, and what did you do?
Session Objectives Teachers will be able to… 0 articulate shift in education over last twenty years from classroom management as ‘disciplining students’ to ‘managing the learning environment’ 0 name elements of a caring, productive classroom. 0 mine the highly researched context of early elementary teaching to find useful tips for creating a caring and productive adult classroom. 0 name 2-3 strategies they will try out in their classrooms to create a more positive, more productive learning environment.
Agenda 0 Recognize challenging behaviors in the adult classroom 0 Elements of a positive, productive, and caring classroom 0 Classroom management: from discipline to managing learning environment 0 Examples from the field: strategies that work 0 Reflection and plans for implementation
Elements of a Positive, Productive and Caring Classroom A paradigm shift in how educators think about classroom management has occurred in the last twenty years, and classroom management is no longer about ‘disciplining students’ (Brophy, 1988). It is about “the development of classroom communities in which norms are established and academic routines promote constructive work” (LePage et al., 2005, p. 330).
0 https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/create-a-safe-classroom https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/create-a-safe-classroom productive routines appealing classroom & sense of community developmental appropriateness high expectations extrinsic & intrinsic appropriate consequences observation of what works teacher “withitness” consistency administrative support communication engaging instruction
Build Community 0 Nametags 0 Greetings 0 Morning routines 0 Relate to learners as adults 0 Individual meetings with learners
Design a friendly, well-managed classroom environment 0 Serve-yourself Materials 0 Classroom supplies 0 Extra handouts 0 Posted Resources 0 Bulletin boards 0 Word walls 0 minimize distractions 0 Workflow 0 Point of arrival 0 seating arrangements
Class Rules, Norms, and Routines 0 Learner-generated norms and social contracts 0 Structure day into familiar “chunks” 0 Arrival routine 0 familiar activities
Absence and Tardiness Expectations 0 Clear and consistent expectations 0 Procedures for latecomers
Groups and Roles 0 Grouping strategies 0 Assigned groups 0 Self-selected groups 0 Classroom roles 0 Student jobs
Wrap Up As LePage and her colleagues (2005) write, “Skillful classroom management makes good intellectual work possible” (p. 327). 0 What strategies are you going to try out in your classroom?