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1 Managing the Classroom EDEL 413, CSUB Debbie Meadows

2 Prepare, Prepare, Prepare Physical Environment Policies and Procedures Rules Teacher Dress Communicate Preparation is the Key to Success

3 The Physical Environment Floor Space Wall Space Countertops Shelves Cupboards and Closets

4 Floor Space Student Desks Bookcases Rugs/Carpets Work/Activity Teacher Desk Equipment Ease of Movement Visibility Traffic Areas Monitoring of Students Interaction

5 Floor Space Items, individuals, and equipment can be distracting Prevent distractions, minimize behavior problems Avoid congestion in high-traffic areas Sit in each seat to ensure visibility

6 Consider: Flexibility in seating Allows for a variety of instructional formats Seating should match lesson purpose Groupedsocial interaction Rows– individual work

7 Floor Plan



10 minimize distractions, maximize access, lesson purpose

11 Floor Plan minimize distractions, maximize access, move with ease

12 Floor Plan Activity

13 Wall Space Bulletin Boards Student-made Teacher-made White or Chalk Boards Posters and Pictures

14 Additional Areas Countertops Shelves Cupboards and Closets Student Cubbies

15 Use of Classroom Space

16 Countertop Display

17 Student Work Bulletin Board

18 Classroom Arrangement


20 Safety Tips High traffic areas are free of congestion Student desks are ALWAYS visible Supplies are safely stored Breakables are safely stored Electrical outlets are used appropriately Windows and doors are unobstructed Rugs are fastened down

21 A Few Good Things Your name, grade and room number are posted on the door Students have a space to store their belongings Students can see instruction and activities from their desk Teachers personal space Agreeable room temperature

22 Classroom Procedures The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline; it is the lack of procedures and routines. Harry and Rosemary Wong

23 Discipline and Procedures Discipline Student Behavior Has Penalties or rewards Procedures How things are done Have NO penalties or rewards A rule is a Dare to be broken, whereas a procedure is not. A procedure is a DO, a step to be learned. Wong, p.169

24 Behavior Problems Teacher has not thought out what will happen Students have not been trained to follow procedures Teacher spends no time managing the classroom

25 Procedures and Routines What the teacher wants done What the students do automatically

26 Teaching Procedures Explain and Model Rehearse Reinforce Reteach Reinforce Reteach… Routine

27 Procedures Pre-School Preparation Opening Activities Instructional Activities Transitional Activities Work Requirements Classroom Maintenance Special Activities Parent Involvement Emergencies

28 Pre-School Bulletin Boards Learning Centers Seating Cubbies Library Storage Areas Materials/Supplies Student Teacher Student Folders Personal Folders First Day Packets Materials for First Week Schedules School Classroom

29 Opening Activities Entering the Room Putting Away Belongings Turning in Homework Turning in Notes/Lunch Beginning Assignment Taking Roll Jobs/Helpers

30 Instructional Activities Teachers Attention Signal Asking for Help Getting the Teachers Attention Turning in Papers/Materials

31 Transitional Activities Going to the Bathroom Getting water Recess Lunch Dismissal Between Subject Areas

32 Work Requirements Attending to the Speaker Passing out Supplies Collecting Supplies Sharpening Pencils Getting Materials

33 Classroom Maintenance Cleaning out their pencil boxes Cleaning out their desks Care of Library End of the day

34 Special Activities Birthday Parties Holiday Celebrations Picture Day School Assemblies Classroom Visitors Office Interruptions Substitutes

35 Parent Involvement How do you want to use parents? What should parents do when they arrive? Parent to child interaction Parent to student interaction Conferencing Have a plan, make them welcome. Give them something to do.

36 Emergencies Fire Drill Earthquake Teacher Leaves the Room School Lock-down Have an emergency no-discussion signal for attention. Practice often!

37 Group Activity Work with your group to write procedures for: Coming into the classroom Taking Roll Getting the teachers attention Working with parents in the classroom Reference: Borman, Chapter 11 Wong, Chapter 20

38 Rules Effective teachers present their rules clearly and provide reasonable explanations of the need for them. Wong and Wong, p. 141

39 Discipline Plan Students in Charge Teacher listens Teacher in Charge Teacher tells what is to be done Student and Teacher Cooperate Teacher confronts and agreements are reached

40 Elements of a Discipline Plan Rules Consequences Rewards

41 Why Have Rules? Expectations of Student Behavior Structured Environment Safety Effective use of Class Time Work-Oriented Atmosphere Sets the Tone

42 Rule Basics Observable Behaviors Relevant to Students and Situation Limit number of rules (3-5) Covers one behavior Fair and equitable Consistency

43 Two Types of Rules General Veteran Teachers Covers Many Areas Flexible Broad Expectations Specific New Teachers Cover One Behavior Clearly States Expectation Pick the Important 5

44 General Rules Respect others Take care of the school Be polite and helpful Keep the school clean Cooperate with others

45 Specific Rules Listen when the teacher is talking Keep your hands and your feet to yourself Use an inside voice Stay in your seat Ask three before me

46 Introducing Rules Start the first day of school Positive introduction Explain the reason for the rule Model expectation Primary Grades: introduce all and practice each independently

47 School and District Rules Classroom rules parallel these Teach rules before going to recess, lunch, dismissal Enforce school and district rules as yours Understand and follow them

48 Consequences Rewards Positive Penalties Negative

49 Consequences Do NOT stop the lesson unless it is an emergency Immediately give the reward or penalty Give it quietly and quickly

50 Group Activity Write a set of specific rules for a second grade class Write a set of specific rules for a fifth grade class Reference: Wong, Chapter 18 Borman, Chapter 11

51 Teacher Rules Post the Rules Post the Rewards and Consequences Act Immediately Positive Feedback Predictable and Consistent Teacher Behavior

52 Dress for Success Respect Credibility Acceptance Authority You will be treated as you are dressed

53 Communicate the Rules Administrators Colleagues Paraprofessionals and Volunteers Students Parents Assignment: Write a beginning of the year letter for your classroom management plan (Borman p ).

54 Managing the Classroom Physical Environment Psychosocial Environment Procedures Rules Teacher Dress Communication

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