Imagine you are preparing for your first semester at an elementary school in your home district where you will be teaching a sixth-grade class, and you were assigned a homeroom. You are well-aware that classroom management is one of the biggest challenges for a new teacher, and you are planning ahead of time how you will apply what you have learned about enforcing desired behavior and establishing rules and procedures with students.
Part 1: Classroom Management Models
Research various classroom management models and theories.
Create a visual organizer that compares at least 2 different models/theories and includes the following:
- Name of model
- Model description
- How each model functions in the classroom
- How each model promotes appropriate behavior
- How each model is used to create a positive learning environment
- Part 2: Classroom Expectations
Create a table that lists routines and procedures students will be expected to follow in your classroom. Include the following routines and procedures:
- Entering the classroom
- Exiting the classroom
- Turning in assignments
- Obtaining materials
- Going to the restroom
- Getting out of their seat
- Checking devices in and out
- Include the following information/columns for each routine or procedure:
- Steps for accomplishing the routine or procedure
- Consequences for not following the routine or procedure
- Method for teaching the routine or procedure
- Consider the roles in which students’ diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, abilities, developmental levels, and skills might have on your plan as you formulate your responses.
Part 3: Analysis
Choose 3 of the routines or procedures listed in your table from Part 2 that you believe are most important, and write a 260- to 350-word analysis that addresses the following questions:
- Why are these routines or procedures critical to your success in the classroom?
- What classroom management model(s) do these routines and procedures follow?
- How will these routines or procedures promote student engagement?
- From a legal and ethical standpoint, why is it important to have routines and procedures in place?
- How did you consider the diversity of your students when creating and communicating expectations?
- What impact do preparation and instructional planning have on whether students follow these routines and procedures?
- Compile your visual organizer, table, and analysis into one document for submission.
Cite your sources according to APA guidelines.