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R E A C H BEFORE YOU TEACH. Hanadi Mirza CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES  Purpose  Importance to Reach before you Teach  Some.

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1 R E A C H BEFORE YOU TEACH

2 Hanadi Mirza CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES  Purpose  Importance to Reach before you Teach  Some Techniques

3 Hanadi Mirza WHAT TO MANAGE?  Time  Instruction  Students’ Misbehaviors

4 Hanadi Mirza VIGNETTE ANALYSIS VIGNETTE ANALYSIS LessonPlanning Management Techniques Teacher’s Attitude

5 Hanadi Mirza WHY DO STUDENTS MISBEHAVE? 1) Attention 2) Power 3) Revenge 4) Assuming Disability a) Boredom a) Boredom b) Feeling of Failure c) Fear from Teachers &/or Parents

6 Hanadi Mirza WHY DO TEACHERS MISBEHAVE?  Commitment & Moral Mission  Frowning Face  Moody  Mrs. Know All  Ridiculing Students  Competition among Teachers & Schools  Teach for the Test RATHER THAN Test What You Teach Test What You Teach  Fear from Coordinators or Principal

7 Hanadi Mirza WHY DO TEACHERS MISBEHAVE? (continued)  Stress & School Pressures  Poor Information or Ignorance about “Special Needs” & “Inclusion Program” “Special Needs” & “Inclusion Program”  Not Satisfied at Work (Negative Environment & School’s “Spies”) School’s “Spies”)  Poor Collaboration, Cooperation, & Communication among Teachers, Coordinators, Staff, Principal, & Parents  “Unfairness” of Administrative Decisions  Salary  Poor or NO Self-Respect

8 Hanadi Mirza Good Teaching Is 1/3 Preparation & 2/3 Theater

9 Hanadi Mirza H OW TO MANAGE & WHAT TO TEACH? H OW TO MANAGE & WHAT TO TEACH?  Management Techniques  Facilitate the Teaching/Learning Process  Manage Teacher’s Attitude First THEN Manage Students’ Misbehaviors  Teaching Is a Moral Mission  Teach Values before You Teach English, Math, Science, etc… Teach Values before You Teach English, Math, Science, etc…

10 Hanadi Mirza MANAGE TIME  Be Flexible with Lesson Planning  Use Qualitative NOT Quantitative Activities  Avoid Rote Learning, Boredom, Feeling of Failure by Planning Better Lessons  Increase Time on Task  Students Say & Do  Construct THEIR Own Knowledge (Student-Centered NOT Teacher-Centered Classroom)

11 Hanadi Mirza The Good Teacher Is The Lazy Teacher STOP Racing Against Time  Prepare Well STOP Racing Against Time  Prepare Well & Manage Your Class Effectively & Manage Your Class Effectively

12 Hanadi Mirza MANAGE INSTRUCTION Tell Students CLEARLY:  What To Do  What Material To Use  How Much Time They Have For Each Task

13 Hanadi Mirza REACT FAST BUT THINK DEEPLY REACT FAST BUT THINK DEEPLY FIRST  Remember the MAIN GOAL of Classroom Management SECOND - Find the Reason of Student’s Misbehavior - Find the Reason of Student’s Misbehavior - Make Use of Your Knowledge of Body Language & - Make Use of Your Knowledge of Body Language & Educational Psychology Educational PsychologyTHIRD  Choose (a) Suitable Management Technique(s) to Solve the Problem ALWAYS Decide on a W IN-WIN Situation ALWAYS Decide on a W IN-WIN Situation

14 Hanadi Mirza EACH STUDENT’S MISBEHAVIOR IS A UNIQUE CASE

15 Hanadi Mirza WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF… What would you do IF you were the teacher you were the teacher in each or these 5 classrooms? in each or these 5 classrooms?REMEMBER 1) To Consider Lesson Planning, Management Techniques, & Teacher’s Attitude 1) To Consider Lesson Planning, Management Techniques, & Teacher’s Attitude 2) To Manage Time, Instruction, & Students’ Behaviors 2) To Manage Time, Instruction, & Students’ Behaviors -3) To Decide on a Win-Win Situation -3) To Decide on a Win-Win Situation

16 Hanadi Mirza REQUIRED MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES  Rules on the FIRST Day of School (Be CONSISTANT)  Reward/Punishment System & School Warning System  Token Economy  Noise Control (Habit Formation)  Extrinsic Motivation  Participative Management

17 Hanadi Mirza REQUIRED TEACHER’S ATTITUDE & SKILLS  Treat All Students as Adults (not passive nor dependent)  AVOID Confrontations In Class  ANTICIPATE Bad Behavior  Be Aware of Individual Differences (Abilities & Culture)  Test What You Teach  Encourage Students To COMPLETE the Task RATHER THEN Punish Them  De-emphasize Grades Grades  Academic Achievement Management Techniques  Misbehavior Management Techniques  Misbehavior  Have NO Teacher’s Pets  Be Firm But Fair & Friendly  AVOID Taking students’ Misbehaviors Personal

18 Hanadi Mirza Required Teacher’s Attitude & Skills (continued)  Say PLEASE, THANK You, & SMILE often  NEVER Ridicule or Disrespect a Student  Be Aware of the Importance of Teacher’s Enthusiasm  Develop Good Relationships With Students And Colleagues  Maintain a Positive Relation With Parents  Develop a Positive Attitude Towards Life (Be a Positive Thinker)  Develop Problem- Solving Skills for Better Decision-making  OUTSMART Students in Cheating & Wasting Time  Move more around your class to control/check on your students  Encourage Cooperation NOT Competition in Your Class

19 Hanadi Mirza Required Teacher’s Attitude & Skills (continued)  Develop Rogerian Characteristics of a Counselor: a) Be Genuine & Listen Intently b) Accept Unconditionally ALL Students c) Empathize With Students  Be an Ongoing Learner (Dynamism in Teaching)  ALWAYS Keep Your Promises & Carry Out Your Threats  Create a Positive and FUN Environment in Your Class Students learn much MORE in a secure and fun environment. Students learn much MORE in a secure and fun environment. READ MORE about Behavior Modification, Body Language (Non-verbal Communication), Child & Educational Psychology, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), & Positive Thinking Positive Thinking

20 Hanadi Mirza TEACHER AS LEADER Uncover Hidden Potentials & Encourage Students to Achieve Higher Goals to Achieve Higher Goals Increase Students’ Self-confidence ”YOU CAN DO IT” ”YOU CAN DO IT” Make Students HAPPY in Class (Positive & Fun Environment) Create Change NO MORE Routine

21 Hanadi Mirza TEACHER AS CHANGE AGENT When change is possible, teachers are the change agents. What push teachers to become change agents are issues such as a) care and competence, b) equity and excellence, and c) social and economic developments. The skills that the teachers of moral purpose should possess in order to become a more effective change agent are the followings: inquiry, habits of ‘questioning, experimentation, reflective practice, personal journals, action research, working in innovative mentoring and peer settings. Finally, collaboration and communication are important for life long learning.

22 Hanadi Mirza MAKE A DIFFERENCE Teacher as Moral & Change Agent Maintain Your Moral Mission as a Teacher Maintain Your Moral Mission as a Teacher Since education is a moral purpose, the teachers’ moral purpose is to make a difference in the lives of students regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status and others. Their aim is to help students become productive citizens who can live and work in increasingly dynamically complex societies. CHANGE is always Possible Even at the Smallest Scale Which is the Classroom.

23 Hanadi Mirza YOU ARE UNAWARE OF YOUR OWN POWER YOU ARE UNAWARE OF YOUR OWN POWER Teacher is a: A) TEACHER  Teaches Morals & Transmit Information B) MANAGER  Makes Daily Decisions About Academics and Students’ Behaviors C) LEADER  Empowers Students & Introduces Change Introduces Change

24 Hanadi Mirza YOU CAN A L W A Y S MAKE A DIFFERENCE


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