Classroom Management and the Behaviorist Theory of Education

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Classroom Management
Classroom Management
I think that I would management my classroom in the ways of a behaviorist theory of education. I have to agree that when you give a child praise for doing things that are good, they want to do good things more. The same goes for bad behavior, children to not want to disappoint their parents or their teachers. The key to doing this method and making it work is to make sure you are giving praise as well as discipline; if you do not give praise then the child will seek attention through bad behavior. It is important to have a well-organized classroom so that you and the children have an idea as to where certain things should be. I would organize my classroom-seating chart to make sure that all the children are sat next to children that are different from themselves. If I had a child that had special needs then it would make sense that they sat but a child who excelled, this way they could learn about each other’s differences. I would have my desk in the front of the room and all my children in the middle. I would also have a few different tables set up on one side of the room, these would be activity tables. On the other side of the room, I would have a library set up so that it would be a quiet area, I would also put some comfortable seats over there. I would hope that this would show the children that it is better to read in a quiet area that is away from distraction. In the front of the room by the door would be there cubbies, so that the children could put their backpacks and lunches away when they entered and they could grab them as they left at the end of the day. Motivation should always be a part of a child education and their home life. I would have a chart in the room that would have all of the students name on it and as they turned in their assignments they would get a sticker for each assignment turned in. At the end of the week, if they have turned in all the assignments then they would earn Fun...
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