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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SOME GOOD ADVICE FROM HARRY WONG Effective teachers MANAGE their classrooms. Ineffective teachers DISCIPLINE their classrooms. Classroom management refers to all of the things that a teacher does to organize students, space, time, and materials so that instruction in content and student learning can take place. The Characteristics of a Well-Managed Classroom 1. Students are deeply involved with their work, especially with academic, teacher-led instruction. 2. Students know what is expected of them and are generally successful. 3. There is relatively little wasted time, confusion, or disruption. 4. The climate of the classroom is work-oriented, but relaxed and pleasant. Effective Teachers are Ready The Room: The classroom has a positive climate that is work-oriented. The Work: The desks, books, papers, assignments, and materials are ready when the bell rings. The Teacher: The teacher has a warm, positive attitude and has positive expectations that
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Unformatted text preview: all students will succeed. How to Speak to the Class 1. Stand up when you address the class. 2. Speak in short, clear sentences or phrases. 3. Speak in a firm but gentle voice. (Learn to “speak loudly” with your tone, not your volume.) 4. Learn to use nonverbal language. Universal Rules 1. Follow directions the first time they are given. 2. Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak. 3. Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise. 4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself. 5. No cursing or teasing. Sample Rules for Elementary Grades 1. Wait for directions with no talking. 2. Eyes front when the teacher is talking. 3. Change tasks quickly and quietly. 4. Complete the routine. 5. Report directly to the assigned area. SCHOOL MUST BE A SAFE AND PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT, WHERE A STUDENT CAN COME TO LEARN WITHOUT FEAR....
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