Classroom Management Plan
A. Theoretical Introduction
1. Philosophy of Classroom Management
My philosophy of classroom management is that it should be used to meet both the students’ and the teacher’s needs. It should be constantly evaluated and re-evaluated in order to maintain an environment that is effective for both learning and teaching. An effective classroom management plan will enable the students and the teacher to respect each other. It is important in order for classroom organization and for efficiency in teaching.
Effective classroom management begins with the teacher. The teacher must plan well so that the students will be able to meet their learning and behavior objectives. A good lesson plan will help the students to feel a need to learn the material and will help them maintain positive behavior. It is also important for the teacher to deliver the lesson plans well. In order to not have classroom management problems, the teacher must be sure to teach for each type of learning style of the students. The topics should be relevant to the students’ lives and should keep them interested. In order to prevent misbehavior and to keep students focused, the teacher needs to keep the lesson going and progressing.
2. Assumptions of the Nature of Young People and Learning
I have assumptions about the nature of young people and learning. I feel that most young people today are externally motivated. They engage in most activities because of external motivations such as being rewarded for their actions or out of fear of losing these rewards or being punished. However, I also feel that humans are basically good. Therefore, as Rogers argues, we would develop into self-responsible people if left to develop in a nurturing environment. I feel that students have been taught to expect rewards for their actions, which is why they are more externally motivated, rather than being more internally motivated. I would like to help my students to become more internally motivated. I want them to learn out of enjoyment and for a personal sense of accomplishment. I feel that there should be a balance between external motivation and internal motivation. Since we live in a society that often evaluates you on external achievements, such as college degrees and grades, I want my students to achieve these external rewards. However, I want them to achieve these rewards by being internally motivated to do so.
3. A Discussion of 3 Theorists that Clarify My Perspective
There are three theorists that clarify my perspective as a future teacher. These theorists are Linda Albert, Jacob Kounin, and Alfie Kohn. I would like to prevent misbehavior, effectively handle misbehavior that may occur, and encourage critical thinking, which these theorists also have an interest in.
Kounin’s ideas will help me with preventing misbehavior. Kounin believes that preventing misbehavior virtually eliminates...