Class Room Management Basics

Class Room Management Basics



Classroom Management
Management of the classroom is about “…managing the classroom situation to ensure that an atmosphere is generated where the most effective learning takes place for all of the students.” Teachers need to be in control of the situation and direct the studies to students while being able to identify an individuals needs.

Creating a working atmosphere is an important part of classroom management and will depend on a number of factors to cope with the needs of the student, for example, class size if the class is large this can lead to disturbance, disruption and lack of control which will affect the students learning ability. Identifying a student’s individual capability within the group may require additional resource or time as discussed with theories from Honey and Mumford, and Kolb for the learning cycle. The course content, workload, and delivery are also important to ensure the learners can understand what is required and what you want as a teacher is to keep the course and information interesting, which will promote enthusiasm. Finally, the structure of the classroom layout, resources, and furniture can related to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
Effective classroom management can be achieved by providing the students with an, itinerary, copy of the lesson plan on introduction. This will identify the ground rules, include times for breaks, and duration of the course which will gain the students respect trust and giving this information firmly at the start will also identify any concerns and needs the student may have. Religion, race, gender can have an influence on the course itinerary and if identified initially can be discussed within the group and promote further respect and trust between teacher and students. Disruptive behaviour has to be managed by use of time out and giving the cause of the disturbance some space to reflect, in the event it continues the teacher must show...

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