Influences in the Teaching Environment
Angiela B. Tanzie
Grand Canyon University
Every classroom teacher envisions the perfect climate for learning. Teachers want the best learning environment for every one of her students. Classroom disruptions pinch valuable instructional time from the learning environment. Classroom teachers must be ready to attack such behavior with effective solutions. Every classroom teacher needs a game plan for success. Teacher success in the classroom can be directed to the ability of the teacher to manage the classroom. The first couple of weeks during school are crucial to the success of classroom management. Expectations, behavior patterns and procedures will help to define a productive classroom management tool.
Some of the major classroom disruptions are side conversations, interrupting instruction, leaving seat without permission, sleeping, chewing gum, arguing, swearing, eating, dress code violations, and disrespect and defiance to the classroom teacher. Any of the above infractions could create a very undesirable learning experience for everyone involved. The innocent students are affected by their lack of opportunity to receive the learning strategies offered by the classroom teacher. It is very difficult for the student and teacher to overcome continuous disruptive classroom behavior. Therefore, policies and procedure are definitely a requirement.
According to Morrish, Real Discipline is a theory that has been around for a very long time. It’s the type of discipline that is taught in the home and at school. Students are taught to be respectful, responsible and cooperative. Real Discipline has three parts which makes the theory productive. The first part is training. Students are encouraged to listen and follow the rules of the authoritative figure. There are usually no questions to this type of discipline. The second part is the teaching...