1. Students are often given unclear procedures and routines that do not maximize their learning environment or enhance their personal level of responsibility. The Wong’s Pragmatic Classroom Management Plan supports the antithesis of this belief. When teachers are not clear about their expectations then it becomes the same as never having defined expectations to students as to what their behavior should look like and be in the classroom. Harry Wong supports the idea that most students will act responsibly if taught the procedures to do so. This is important to enhance personal responsibility skills in students. Wong also asserts and believes that student achievement is affected by how well the procedures are laid out and taught to them. I agree with Harry and Rosemary Wong that procedures are an important aspect of a classroom. I believe that procedures provide students with a structure that lets them know what is expected of them. This will help cut down on disruptions if the students are not confused about what they are supposed to be doing.
2. Teachers and students do not always work collaboratively or cooperatively together in order to create a safe and inviting classroom.
The classroom should be thought of a universal place where both the teacher and student can collaborate to make it a place that is welcoming to them both. At times, teachers are so concerned with placing manufactured information on the board that there is very little space left for original student work or interpretation of student work for others to see. The classroom is a work space for both the teacher and the student. It is important that both have a say into what occurs in the classroom and what goes up because it is where both parties operate, explore, and create on a daily basis.
3. Classroom rules are imposed on students and not collaboratively created between the students and the teacher.
Wong believes strongly in the use of incorporating students in creating a code of...
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