When considering classroom management strategies it is critical that we take a different strategy from those who traditionally advocate a behavior modification approach if we truly want to help our students. Rather than punish and reward a student’s actions in order to change his behaviour in the classroom, we must look for the underlying cause of the behavior in order to really help the student. Punishers and rewards may change the student’s behavior today, solving our problem as a teacher trying to cover the curriculum, but it won’t necessarily carry over to tomorrow and it certainly won’t help the student today or tomorrow.
When faced with this it can lead teachers (and parents dealing with similar problems in the home) to believe they’re failing and the strategies aren’t working and it’s not worth continuing. Their thoughts are understandable but wrong.
SPEAK IN CODE. How will you signal that students should be silent, return from breakout groups, or listen for instructions? Instead of yelling over the students, and thus adding to the hubbub, develop a code to signal that you want your students’ attention. Counting backwards from 5 to 1, ringing a bell, turning down the lights, or issuing a call-and-response clap are some tried and true methods to refocus your group.
As they came closer, one of them let out a cry and ran towards me… Trouble in store? No, not at all! It was a delighted 11 year old boy throwing his arms around an adult he recognised and liked a lot. ‘Mrs Marsden, I haven’t seen you for ages’… It was Jack, an ex pupil…
Fun is something that we can never get enough of. Student behavior is greatly influenced by the amount of fun they have when they are at Student management system Singapore. From kindergarten through to high school students enjoy being with their friends. They spend more than a quarter of their day at school with their friends. If they are not having fun interacting with you and the curriculum you know they will find their own ways of having fun.
HOWEVER, just because a teacher must react to a situation does mean the teacher must punish the student. The teacher must still save punishment as a last resort only!
Risk management is a key to success in business. Most of us are very well equipped to manage risk effectively. Our everyday activities prepare us well. You can find numerous parallels in everyday life.
The best classroom management strategy involves developing a sense of belonging in every student. If you can do this classroom management will no longer be a problem and the new sense of belonging that this student experiences will carry over into his/her life outside of school.