Classroom Management Plan
A. Theoretical Introduction
Philosophy of classroom management
My philosophy of classroom management is characterized by a teacher-centered approach. I believe that the teacher is the leader of the classroom and should determine the learning needs of the students. To have an effective classroom management, I would begin the school year by dedicating some time in educating my students on the class rules, expectations, and consequences. I would strictly emphasize that these rules, expectations, and consequences are to create a pleasing and productive learning environment. I would use logical consequences with those students who choose not to follow the rules and expectations, and encouragement and rewards with those students who demonstrate the appropriate behavior.
The classroom is a place in which the teacher should take complete responsibility for guiding the students. As the teacher, I feel it is my responsibility to install moral values that will help my students become model citizens who are educated to compete in the world, but in order to do this I would have to set an example for my students. I would like for my instruction and curriculum to be flexible with the different learning styles of my students, so they are all comfortable with the instruction and curriculum. I want my classroom to be a place where my students can develop and gain knowledge, so they will be better prepared for their future jobs or careers. I would also like for my classroom to be an environment in which my students can learn without interruptions and disruptive behavior.
Assumptions about the nature of young people and learning
My assumptions about the nature of young people are that students in high school are at a stage where they have an identity crisis. This is a stage in which young people are discovering who they are, what it is they want to be and do in the future. As a future high school teacher, my duty will be to motivate, give advice, and help my students discover who they are. Young people built knowledge through observations and experiences, and they are faced with many challenges. This is an age where they are learning about the world around them and who they are, and at the same time they have to concentrate on their education if they want to have successful lives. Besides going to school to be better prepared for the future, young people want their basic needs, love and belonging, power, competence, freedom, and fun, to be met in school. I want my classroom to be a place where the students' basic needs will be met, so that they will be well prepared to learn and develop knowledge. As the teacher, I want to be my students' mentor who will guide and support them as they develop both physically and mentally.
A discussion of theorist that clarify my perspective
The theoretical perspectives of Linda Albert, Lee and Marlene Canter, and Rudolph...