Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
Whether you are a relatively new teacher or an experienced teacher who is looking for some help, here’s a wonderful blog from teachthought.com that just may help you. Consider thinking about your classroom procedures and what works in this type of organization.
For instance, what is your procedure for assigning homework, passing out papers, how to contact the teacher after school, even how will you get your class quiet? Hmm….Obviously, what works for Kindergarteners will absolutely not work for High School Seniors.
I’ve always noticed that these little classroom management techniques makes all the difference in the world for you and the students. By the way, it’s also one of the things that administration look for when they observe you and your students. Children who are easily distracted also need these organized and visual cues to help them know what to do and when.
Given that obvious fact, please take this Saturday “day of relaxation” and look over this list. It’s pretty mind boggling and absolutely necessary for a well managed classroom.
One more thought, if you’re a home school family, procedures are absolutely necessary to meet the goals. You probably have more trouble keeping on task and not being distracted by things like feeding the dog, cell phones, and dusting the house. You have to make sure that home school instruction is done in the same spot in your house, for instance.