As a student studying to be a teacher, one of my biggest worries is how I am going to manage my class. I know that there are hundreds of classroom management tools out there but I was wondering if…Continue
"Kelly, you have received a wealth of information here so far; numerous management suggestions and methods. Can I just offer you some suggestions on your character in the class. It is invaluable that your students see you as an authentic…"
"I wish you lots of luck and enjoyment in this profession that you have chosen. I can't say that I am an authority on discipline management skills but I do have a policy that seems to work for my. As many have said the key to good management in…"
"Talk to as many people as possible, find two mentors-one official and one unofficial, understand that it is a learning process, see if there is a school-wide or grade-wide policy that you can implement and most importantly take the time to get…"
"I as well am studying to be a teacher and worry about the same things. I am always told "oh, the first year is going to be your hardest" and I would have to agree just because it is going to be something new. I know schools offer some…"
"I am currently interning in a 4th grade classroom and there is one child who was beginning to show behavioral problems in the classroom. My teacher noticed this right away and began a contract system with him in which he has a paper with an…"
"Be fair and consistent in enforcing your rules. What you never want to be guilty of is being seen as unfair. Also, keep rules to a minimum and not too wordy:)
One last suggestion is to talk to teachers who seem to have rules…"
"I have, as of this post, only had experience as a student teacher. However, I still had my experiences with classroom management. The first thing I would recommended is that if there is an issue that you know of going on in the…"
"Well there are lots of great tools out there. LearnBoost has a grade book which looks good and Edmodo is very popular. I also built (full disclosure) Enterthegroup.com for virtual classrooms and for project based learning. You just have to figure…"
"I would agree that these are excellent suggestions. Two aspects I would add, though, are consistency and fairness. These go hand in hand in that you do what is best for each child, not necessarily the same for all, and students need…"
I am in a middle school and we are using a card system; Yellow (warning), Orange (warning) and Red (consequence) with a clear poster written in kids speak with the behaviors that we are asking for. The incentive to not get a Red…"