Assignment: Classroom Management Plan
Your assignment has 3 sections. Address all sections under the given headings.
1.1 Philosophy (˜1000 words)
In developing your assignment you will need to clearly articulate your philosophy about effective classroom management. This philosophy describes the beliefs that lie at the foundation of your thinking. Your core assumptions about classroom management will need to be stated.
The philosophy should be an expression of your beliefs; therefore, the style and presentation is necessarily individual. Your philosophy will need to be broad enough to cover a wide range of topics.
You must address all the following points under the headings given, stating what you believe for each. It is essential that you support your philosophical beliefs with research, cited references and specific personal experience examples.
Philosophy points to address and headings:
a. The nature/needs of young people
b. The role of the teacher.
2. Behaviour Management
a. The reasons for disruptive behaviour – why students behave the way they do
b. The complexity and range of student behaviour
c. The outcome, intention or purpose of discipline
d. The level of teacher control and/or coercion and a students ability to manage their own behavior
3. Instructional Management
a. How we learn
b. The conditions necessary for learning to occur and factors that impinge upon effective teaching & learning
c. The importance of applying a range of instructional strategies in teaching
1.2 Theory (˜1000 words)
Your theory section addresses the major theorists and theories of classroom management who inform your approach to classroom management. You will need to reference 2- 3classroom management theorists in this theory section clearly discussing and analyzing the key elements of each showing clear links to your own beliefs and to each other. The theorists selected or the elements of theorists need to support your philosophy and core assumptions
1.3 Practice (˜1000 words)
Once all that thinking is done it is time to put it into practice. This section refers to what you would do to create a positive learning environment, which aims to help students effectively behave and learn. Your practice should be informed by your philosophy and chosen classroom management theorists.
In this section you will need to address the following teacher behaviours (clear reference concerning why these strategies are to be used is required – through linking your philosophy and/or learning theory/classroom management theorists).
How will you create a positive learning environment?
• Connecting and building relationships
• Positive encouragement (building on students strengths)
• Learning environment
• Rules and Routines
How you will instruct
• Planning and preparing – self awareness
• Instructional skills, tactics and strategies
How will you respond to misbehavior?
• Low and moderate level misbehaviours