I am often asked by teachers for advice on classroom management. We are always looking for ways to more effectively manage our classrooms. We want to know how to deal with challenging behaviour and we want to help our students to be on-task and increasingly focused during our lessons.
Here are my Classroom Management ABCs:
Always be yourself
Believe in your students
Continue to learn and grow
Develop systems that work for you
Engage your students every time
Focus on developing your skills
Glean advice from others
Have a classroom management plan
Insist on compliance
Jump in and try something new
Keep control of your emotions
Learn how to handle difficult situations
Manage your classroom with confidence
Notice the little things
Observe student behaviour diligently
Persevere with challenging students
Question and critique your own actions
Speak kind words
Take personal responsibility
Understand consistency is the key
Value your students’ thoughts
Wait for every student to be attentive
Xpect the very best from your students
Yearn to become a better classroom manager
Zoom in and focus on student behaviour
This week’s assignment:
Choose 2 things from the list above and focus on them for the next 7 days.
Enjoy the journey,
And more importantly,
Enjoy the moments.
QUESTION: What do you find most challenging about managing your classroom? Leave your comments here.