EDUC 392: Classroom Management & Discipline

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EDUC 392: Classroom Management & Discipline. University of St. Francis Spring 2012. Today’s Agenda…. Welcome! Questions/comments/concerns? Management comparison Tues/Thurs Course syllabus, Black board, assignments BREAK Class-builders/Team-builders - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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EDUC 392: Classroom Management & Discipline

EDUC 392: Classroom Management & DisciplineUniversity of St. FrancisSpring 2012Todays AgendaWelcome! Questions/comments/concerns?Management comparison Tues/ThursCourse syllabus, Black board, assignmentsBREAKClass-builders/Team-buildersHow do you learn classroom management? Components?Quick review of wikis (if needed)

1-4 = 1 hour5 = 10 mins6 = 45 mins2Management ComparisonWhen you arrived to class on Tuesday compared to today, how was it similar? How was it different?

Why was todays arrival better for elementary students in terms of classroom management?

The nitty grittyCourse syllabus



Class-buildersWhat are they?Networking opportunities within classroom communityPromotes familiarity and safetyDevelops a sense of belonging Improves class climateFive aims of Class-building:Getting acquaintedClass identityMutual identityValuing differencesDeveloping synergyClass-builders are strategies developed by Dr. Spencer Kagan (1994)

Class-builders, continuedIdeally, class-builders should be utilized about once per week.Todays class-builder activity: CORNERS!Designed to help students know and accept themselves and othersSequence:Announce cornersThink timeStudents groupStudents paraphraseTeams review

Reflection: how would this help to promote a healthy classroom environment?

Team-buildersWhat are they?Small-group activities that develop student communication and collaboration skillsCan be tied easily into contentAmount of time spent on team builders in the classroom depends on the needs and characteristics of the studentsEases tensions between students (racial, achievement level, etc.)Five aims of team-building:Getting acquaintedTeam identityMutual supportValuing differencesDeveloping synergy

Team-builders, continuedShould be utilized as often as necessary to promote equity

Todays team-builder: Interview cardsCards in the middle of team, face downTake turns drawing a card to read to the team; teammates answerUse your chips! Each teammates starts with the same number of chips; everyone uses a different colorContinue pulling cards and answering questions for 10 minutes

Reflection: -How equal was your participation? What do you need to do to ensure that it is equal in the future?-Chips serve as a visual reminder of the number of turns each person tookWhat is Classroom Management?With your team, come up with a definition for the term, Classroom Management.

Classroom management refers to all of the things that a teacher does to organize students, space, time, and materials so that instruction in content and student learning can take place (Wong, 1998, p. 84)

REMEMBER:Effective teachers = manage classroomsIneffective teachers = discipline classrooms

3 Truths of Quality Classroom ManagementTruth #1: All teachers need help with classroom management, especially early in their career. They depend on finding and using good information and advice.

Truth #2: Most teachers do find ways to become successful in the classroom.

Truth #3: The very best teachers become great classroom management role models and inspire and encourage other teachers to become better.

Defining principles of best practice:Principle #1: The most important factor in classroom management is you the teacher. Principle #2: You need a vision and a plan. (Thats why youre here!) Principle #3: Successful teachers concentrate on what works well. Principle #4: Good teachers understand the needs of their students. Principle #5: If everybody wins, everybodys happy. Principle #6: Good teachers know how to involve other people. Principle #7: Good teachers keep themselves sharp and never stop learning. by doingThis course is designed to help you create and maintain an effective classroom management system in your classroom

Multiple strategies will be utilized to encompass a variety of teaching styles and grade levels

We are all adults, but sometimes we need to put ourselves in the kids shoes to see which strategies will be the best fit

Keep the bigger picture in mind as we embark on this journey together!Dann Dunns Paint Jam

For next class

Read Wong p. 83-131 (first half of section 3)