Effective classroom management is the key to being an effective teacher, as well as in making sure learning is taking place. How you manage your classroom is the primary determinant of how well your students will learn. Knowledge about classroom management can help a teacher to maximize his teaching experience in many ways. It helps to have a task oriented environment, it prevents class disturbances with effective rules, and it sets limits for students’ behavior with corrective and appropriate consequences.
Knowledge about classroom management helps in having a task oriented class. Students know what is expected of them and how to succeed. Learning does not come from the teachers work, but from the student work. By increasing the amount of time the student is working, you will increase learning. For example, to increase the amount of time the student works to learn a teacher must: have an assignment posted daily to be done upon entering the classroom, teach procedures and routines to minimize interruptions and maximize uninterrupted learning time, and constantly monitor students so as too keep them on task. Students who work and put in effort always achieve more than those who do not.
Classroom management prevents class disturbances with effective rules and procedures. Classroom rules are expectations of appropriate student behavior. Rules are used to set limits. Limits are important in school because different kinds of behavior are expected or tolerated by different teachers. For example, wandering around the room may be permitted by some teachers but not others. Students need to feel that someone is in control and responsible for their environment and not only set limits but maintain them. An example of effective classroom rules are: respect others and school property, always come to class prepared with textbooks and materials, stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise, keep your hands and feet to yourself....