Classroom Management

Classroom Management Skills for Teachers

So what simple effective class room management strategies could one use?
Here are some simple strategies listed:

Although it is a commonly used word, there is a bigger meaning to it. Having a clear understanding for yourself on choosing the profession of ‘teaching’ would in turn teach you to be patient and helpful to students. Understand that students also have issues, they may find some difficulties with their parents, and they may be from a family that is not able to feed them well, or for various other reasons. Your time to understand their issues would mean a lot, when it comes to helping you in picking the right strategy to deal with students.

It is important not just to communicate what you are teaching to the students, but communicate what is expected out of them at the end. Now it is the students’ turn to understand them better; unfortunately you have to help them out here. Once students understand their purpose being in the class and understand what you mean to them; most of the problem is solved. Last, but not least, talk to specific students whom you feel are usually disruptive in the class, or who is usually a poor performer and do not assume a good performer is always a good student!

Not all the students get at the first, or second or the nth time; you have to enforce discipline in a way that is likeable to students. If students are intimidated by your presence that does not mean your victory; it means utter disaster. You can easily tell, if a student is intimidated, or not when you meet them outside the institution in a public place. If you come across a student, who does not shy away from you and is willing to greet you from their heart, that’s a good sign. If that’s not the case, then you have a lot of work to do. Again by maintaining discipline it does not mean that you should show your power; you could exercise necessary rules and follow them every day in your class. You can open doors for student’s opinions; this will help you with effective management of the class.

A class that is engaging and interesting enough would be less prone to disruptive talking, or poking by students. Planning ahead of the class on what could be more engaging and useful to the students would mean a lot of home work to the teacher. It is recommended that you move around the class, when teaching; keeping an eye on all the students to know who is doing what; not lecturing the whole period, but engaging the students with hands-on activities, Books which would result as a great way to go.

If students do something nice, appreciate them in front of everyone. This let them know that you really do care about them and keeps them motivated to do a better job, next time. A note of thanks is always helpful; your words mean much more to the students!

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