Over the years ……… have developed workshops, seminars, tips and other assistance for the classroom. To get you started, here are a few words of wisdom from fellow teachers about classroom management.
Ã Get lesson plans in order and be organized.
Ã Look at the student to whom you are speaking.
Ã Don't disapprove of what a child is--disapprove of what he or she does.
Ã Let the class relax occasionally, but make sure they know to return to required behavior when asked.
Ã Be fair but firm. Enforce your rules consistently, fairly and impersonally.
Ã Give attention and praise for good behavior.
Ã Don't show favoritism.
Ã Let students know you care and will help before and after school, provided they are trying. Let them know you WANT to help them.
Ã Keep full control.
Ã Discourage tattling.
Ã Make positive statements as often as possible.
Ã Stop unwanted noise as soon as it starts.
Ã At the beginning of the school year, hold firm to classroom rules. It is easier to let up than tighten up.
Ã Give clear, concise behavior rules at the first of school. Stick to them.
Ã Reprimand a student in private whenever possible and feasible.
Ã Do not threaten students but do explicitly spell out the consequences of their negative behavior.
Ã Assign punishment impersonally and justly.
Ã Have a regular order of procedure. Be open, approachable and friendly.