Elements of Classroom Management

Elements of Classroom Management - with too many warnings...

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Elements of Classroom Management After reading Chapter four, “Establishing Norms for Behavior”, I noticed that there are a few changes I would make to the Classroom Management Plan. The first thing that has room for improvement would be the classroom rules. The rules are too general and could become easily confused for young children. Not to mention the rule “no unnecessary talking” is contradicted with the seatwork and instructional procedures regarding the talking among students. How are the students able to know exactly what would be considered unnecessary talking and what is not? Also the rule “no fooling around” is too general and slightly vague. Elementary students, as well as any student, are diverse and may not be on the same page of understanding as the teacher; they may not have the same definition of fooling around. The second things I would change are the consequences and positive recognition. A smile is not a reward that should be earned; it should be given freely. The consequences are too light
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Unformatted text preview: with too many warnings. The third time a student needs to warned should really be followed with a serious consequence such as losing some time from recess. These three things are important elements to classroom management, because without specific understandable rules the children will be breaking the rules unknowingly. Students who do not receive specific consequences for their actions, positive or negative, they will not learn to follow the rules or learn to continue with the positive behavior. The rules need to be more general and specific. Instead of “no fooling around”, the rule mentioned in our book “think before you do something” would be more comprehensible for a student any age. I would also change the list of consequences by reducing the warnings. The positive recognition should be more positive and age appropriate....
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course EDUATION AED/205 taught by Professor Adrienne during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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