The 1, 2, 3’s and A, B, C’s of Classroom Management. 100 beginning teachers were surveyed and asked the question: In what areas do you feel you would like guidance?. The top three answers are …. 1. Classroom management. 2. Staying on top of everything. 3. How to plan lessons.
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100 beginning teachers were surveyed and asked the question: In what areas do you feel you would like guidance?
The top three answers are …
1. Classroom management
2. Staying on top of everything
3. How to plan lessons
(Gordon and Butters, 2003)
Invites students to learn
Increases positive student behavior
Prepares students to survive and thrive in society
Subject matter is certainly an important part of teaching; so is preparing students to survive and thrive in the kind of society in which they will live.
Why teachers help prepare students to survive and thrive in the kind of society in which they will live.
Democracy demands that its members make decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences of those decisions.
In a democracy, the student who can cooperate with others in any enterprise is far more likely to survive and thrive.
A student’s courage enables him to try, fail and try again, until he masters the challenges life poses.
A student with high self-esteem sees herself as a capable human being who has a good opportunity to succeed at challenges. (Popkin, 1994)
Positive classroom atmosphere
Cooperative, respectful, and on task students
Students are placed in seats where they can best learn science. (Easily distracted students and needy students sit near the teacher.)
A system of procedures are in place and executed by students knowing what to do when.
Teacher operates with a sense of purpose in the classroom.
Students are engaged in the learning activity.
Students can recognize his/her strengths and operate with a can do attitude.
Teacher encourages students to meet challenges and exceed expectations.
Students are following the class guidelines.
Student discourse is positive.
Students are interested and focused on the assignment.