17 Sep This assignment requires you to reflect on your beliefs about effective classroom management and to develop your own personal classroom management plan. Note that a classroom manageme
This assignment requires you to reflect on your beliefs about effective classroom management and to develop your own personal classroom management plan. Note that a classroom management plan is a work in progress as teachers typically develop their style over the course of time in response to their classroom experiences and the students that they teach. You must use a PowerPoint or similar platform for this assignment. Please be creative!
Your classroom management plan should provide information and a rationale for the following:
- Philosophy of Classroom Management statement. This should describe your general beliefs about how to effectively manage a classroom in terms of establishing a positive learning environment, as well as motivation techniques, student engagement methods, preventive and intervention strategies.
- Classroom Layout, including seating arrangements for students, location of teacher's desk and classroom displays, equipment, and materials.
- Classroom Expectations. This should describe how you will convey high expectations to students and keep students on track.
- Classroom Rules. This should specify who will develop the rules; identify general rules that will likely translate into a productive learning environment; and describe how rules will be communicated to students and parents. Be sure to include a list of consequences.
- Student Contract. This document, which will be signed by all students, should outline the specific responsibilities of students enrolled in your class.
- The sixth slide will be a title or cover slide
Education is one of the most critical components of a person's journey. The acquisition of it can lead to a person gathering the necessary skills that they need in their life to survive everyday challenges. It is also a method of fostering a person's inner capabilities, talents, and qualities to uncover and shape them into a skill that can be utilized in the modern world to generate a livelihood and achieve enlightenment. For the provision of this education, the institutes were formed to provide people with the opportunity to grant their kids a right to education. And to ensure the quality delivery of this education, the institute's design layouts of classrooms in specific ways that focus on accommodating the energies and the individual's attention. And providing them with a closed yet spacious area for learning activities.
The Above table also proposes a layout for fostering learning activities in a favorable environment. This classroom layout can accommodate around 25 students. The layout focuses on three different areas that led to the practice of three instructional and class management approaches, namely:
· Whole Group Instruction
· Cooperative Learning Group
· Independent Learning Group
Whole Group Instruction
The first method covers the overall class scenario. The Whole Group learning instruction is also known as the direct method of instruction. Standing as one of the more traditional teaching methods, the whole group instruction method requires textbooks and supplementary materials that fulfil the course objectives with the text in them. The technique is also called complete class instruction. And in this, the entire classroom from the above layout, the Blue Area, will be covered while the teacher gets the information regarding the designed lesson across the room. The teacher-led instruction provides the entire class with the same lesson and gets the whole class on the same page regarding the concept under discussion. Here, the individual nature of the student isn't essential as this is a holistic approach to address. The purpose behind this method and creating such a layout plan is to reach the average student and ensure the provision of basic ideas to every student (Cynthia et al., 2012).
Cooperative Learning Groups
To showcase the idea of Cooperative Learning Groups, the outline has one table in the center that can accommodate six students. The purpose of cooperative learning groups is to inculcate teamwork among students. Many instructors across educational institutes call for promoting group work to improve student learning. The literary dependency pushes the students to perform better and learn skills from each other. Through this, peer-to-peer instruction carries out. This is the instructional use of small group arrangements to maximize student learning. The element of interdependence remains an essential feature of cooperative learning as it has one key objective. The students who perform better as individuals also enhance the group's performance by influencing the students around them. Hence, the entire group performs better as the one student leads them. That is what the table chair setting from the layout aims to achieve (Johnson, et al., 2014).
Independent Learning Group
The third type of strategy that the classroom fosters is that of the independent learning group. Here the table from the layout with the star is to indicate the positioning of this group. Here, the two students aim to be part of the whole group individually, of course. The reason why the instructors carry out these strategies is to recognize the potential of the student. Group activities can be a challenging and straining task for the student. The cooperative group structure might create a challenge for one student, so the independent learning group leads to the formation of a corner in which the students (from the starred table) can work to their full potential whilst interacting with the rest of the whole class. That way, the student can share their ideas while preserving their efforts and providing personal inquiries about the assigned tasks (Hockings, et al., 2018).
The classroom layouts play a significant role in the delivery of knowledge amongst the students. With the right arrangement, the instructor not only addresses the needs of the students but also ensures the nourishment of their personalities as a student. The performance of each student depends upon their nature of interaction with their fellows. While some students encompass leadership qualities, others work as a single unit effectively with limited to no distractions. With a layout comprising of Independent Group Learning, a group table and an individual pair, the setting of the classroom can be enhanced.
References Cynthia F. DiCarlo, S. H. (2012). Whole-Group Instruction Practices and Children's Attention: A Preliminary Report, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 26:2, 154-168. Hockings, C. T. (2018). Independent Learning. Teaching in Higher Education, 23(2), 145-161. Johnson, D.W., Johnson, R.T., and Smith, K.A. (2014). Cooperative learning: Improving university instruction by basing practice on validated theory. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 25, 85-118.