chapter_7 - Chapter 7 Managing Learning in Classrooms...

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Chapter 7 Managing Learning in Classrooms Themes of the chapter Educators must work to create and manage successful communities of learners in their classrooms. Classroom management involves considerations relating to the physical environment as well as expectations for student behavior in the form of norms and rules.
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Guiding Questions How can classrooms be organized to make it easier to achieve instructional goals? How can the first day of school set the tone for the rest of the year? How should rules be developed for classrooms? How do successful teachers create a learning community in their classrooms? How do instructional formats affect classroom management?
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Guiding Questions (cont’d) What can be done about problem behaviors that are more serious than occasional rule breaking? What is the proper balance between being sensitive to cultural differences and applying the same rules and expectations to all students? What kinds of classroom management policies can be used to address the special needs of certain learners?
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Designing the Physical Environment The nature and quality of the activity that occurs in classrooms depend largely on the teacher in charge of the room. The teacher has the power to create a learning community. Teacher responsibilities of engagement, curriculum, relationships, development, and discipline all need to be facilitated by the design of classroom spaces.
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The Influence of the Environment on Behavior The classroom environment influences behavior and learning by determining: Where students are located in the room What students are looking at How students get from one place to another Whether students have a comfortable place to do work and can find materials easily Whether students are feeling inspired or excited by their surroundings Whether students enter a class with eagerness and a sense of anticipation
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Six Functions of Classroom Environments Security and shelter Students need to BE safe and secure Students need to FEEL safe and secure Personal space – an area where an individual feels separate from other individuals and able to be in control Social contact – interaction among students Symbolic identification Task instrumentality Pleasure Growth
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Designing the Elementary School Classroom Transition times – times when students are changing from one activity to the next Arrangements for seating, working, and playing that promote positive social interactions Learning centers – an area of a classroom specifically designed to facilitate exploration of a particular aspect of the curriculum Displaying colorful artwork helps students feel pride in and identify with their classroom Consider future developmental challenges and interests to stimulate new interests
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Designing the Middle School Classroom Students spend about 42-55 minutes a day in a secondary school classroom Typically only one subject is taught in these
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