C. H. A. M. P. s. art Icipat ion. onversation. elp. ctivity. ovement. Meadowdale Middle School September, 2008. I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate.
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Meadowdale Middle School
It’s my personal approach that creates the climate.
It’s my daily mood that makes the weather.
As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated – and a child humanized or dehumanized.
Learning Target #1 – Become familiar with the basic philosophy and classroom management practices outlined in the first 4 modules of CHAMPs.
Learning Target #2 – Self assess my own classroom management needs and develop my classroom management plan for 2008-09.
Learning Target #3 – Differentiate between Mild, Moderate and Severe student misbehavior.
The S.T.O.I.C. acronym provides the initial building blocks for developing a classroom management plan:
Let’s compare this with the 5 P’s.
Stoic- somebody who is unemotional, especially somebody who shows patience and endurance during adversity
“Motivating is like bathing – if you only do it once, it isn’t that effective.”