Philosophy of Classroom Management
Being a male going into the elementary school education profession, I feel that I can be a postitive male role model for students who might lack that kind of male role model leadership needs. One of the first things that I will convey to my students is my philosophy on classroom management. My philosophy can be summed up in just two words: RESPECT and LEADERSHIP.
Just as the picture describes , in order for me to receive respect ; I must first deliver it to my children. This does not just mean face to face. This also means respect them when they are not around. In my short time working in the schools , I have witnessed much disrespect toward students behind their backs. This happens when adults talk about behavior problems , and other issues in the classroom. All of the adult s gain an opinion of that child which may follow them throughout their school career. I may seem naive ; However , I will not do this to any of my students. I think is wrong and I do not want any part of it. This is where my age actually plays in my favor. I do not have to go through transitions into establishing my outlook on life. I have learned to walk away from disrespect, even from friends and co workers.
Another variable to this is leadership. Teachers have to understand that we are molding our future leaders. The students who fill the seats in front of us are future, Doctors, attorneys, congressmen, police officers, firefighter, presidents , and yes even teachers. Remember sometimes we must put ourselves in the kid’s shoes, we once sat in those very same chairs.
My classroom management philosophy is that all students can learn if given a fair and orderly opportunity. Students should always know that the learning environment is tailored to meet all of their individual needs. I want my classroom to as such that each student feels the opportunity to learn in a safe and loving environment. Students will want to be as part of the classroom environment. The focus on this environment will encourage student to want to learn.
In my classroom I want to go by the encouraging words that Dr. Yates uses in her book "What Do You Say When...? Best Practice Language for Improving Student Behavior".She refuses to allow any negativity in how she speaks to her students. Dr. Yates encourages us to do the same with "words of..." statements. These words turn a negative situation and turns it in to a positive encouraging environment me by using positive phrases to create positive responses to negative situations. I agree that addressing negative behavior with negative responses will only make the situation worse. Remember the old saying , "Two wrongs does not make a right".
The Best Practice Language Framework will definitely be beneficial in my classroom and includes:
The Power of Words
1. Words of Accountability
2.Words of Encouragement
3. Words of Grace
4. Words of Guidance
5. Words of High Expectations
6. Words of...