Compared to how students were taught in the past, the younger generation is being taught critical thinking as early as elementary level. They are motivated to think on their own and apply learning to what happens in real-life. I believe…
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These elements are what a good teacher must keep in mind in order to achieve a well-managed classroom. Deviating from the behaviorist theory of education, a teacher who wants to handle a class successfully must remember to make the student the center of everything.
In organizing a classroom, the student should be the utmost consideration. From the placement of materials to the arrangement of each chair and tables, the student should be of primary importance. Materials must be arranged in a way the students can easily find them. Also, they must be well-kept so as not to bring any harm to the students. Chairs and tables must be set in a way that brings not only comfort to the student but also puts him in the mindset to study. At times, chairs and tables need to be re-arranged in a certain way so as to pique the curiosity of the students and engage them in the lesson. The teacher should always keep in mind that the arrangement of materials, desks and chairs should facilitate the learning of the class.
Motivation comes in many methods. Contrary to the behaviorist theory, it is not only through memorization, drills and practices that a teacher can make a student learn. Motivation is an important aspect of classroom management as this can spell a productive or a boring class. In the assigned video clip (Classroom Management, 1995-2010) , motivation was shown in a pre-lesson activity the teacher had given even before the students entered the classroom. I think this was a very good idea. Teachers should remember that not all students may want to come to class. Some may be sleepy, not interested or just not in the mood that particular day. If the teacher allows these students to come to class, chances are their demeanor would affect the productivity of the class and the effectiveness of the teacher.
Motivation should go beyond a list of words to remember or numerous
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According to the paper teachers need to continuously think about how they will manage classroom space effectively so as to maintain an orderly learning environment for the varied learning activities expected to take place. Classroom organization and management are some of the key factors that determine the success of teaching and learning. A learning centre is defined as an area in a classroom which has a variety of meaningful activities and hands-on materials that provide the learners with opportunities to actively participate in their own learning.
The students need to obtain the knowledge about computer as well as valuable techniques for performing significant activities. The learning centers and computer stations depend on the space and the methods used for the teaching process. The students are to be taught in a collaborative manner which will enable to enhance their learning process by a greater extent.
Incorporation of inclusive strategies in a classroom ensures that the students social, academic, and behavioral needs are met appropriately as well support for students with disabilities (Marzano, 2003). Classroom arrangement, rules, and procedures affect the students and the teacher directly because they govern the class activities and behaviors; hence, a classroom management plan has to ensure considerably that the making of policies process incorporates the students, teachers, administrators, and the parents (Hallahan, Kauffman, & Pullen, 2012).
In short, if one considers the way in which a particular demographic and/or cultural group responds to a given approach, it is unlikely that this same response mechanism will be illustrated elsewhere to the same degree and encompassing the same levels. As such, seeking to classify strategy for classroom management comes to be a very delicate process that oftentimes requires the educator to be highly cognizant of a range of different issues and concerns prior to delineating a response mechanism for the classroom.
Studies have shown that where such interaction is positive, results have also been better. This paper by R.J. Marazao and J.S. Marazano, focuses on the two key players in classroom management - the teacher and the student - to present how teachers can establish an environment that is conducive to learning.
The researcher of this essay focuses on understanding and explaining of the various approaches of classroom management, discussing of the organizations and planning that were keys to effective classroom management combined with practical behavior from the teacher and increased levels of student’s participations.