A Reflection on Classroom Management

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Chapter Report

Title: Classroom Management
Main Source: “Managing the Classroom” (Harmer, J. 2007. Ch. 3) Course: EFL Methodology
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Nenden Sri Lengkanawati

Name: Pritz Hutabarat
NIM: 1201156

Table of Content
A. Introduction
B. The Body
a. The definition
b. The teacher in the classroom
c. Managing student talk and teacher talk
d. Using the L1
e. Creating lesson stages
f. Different seating arrangements
g. Different student groupings
C. Synthesis/Comments
D. Conclusion
E. Bibliography

A. Introduction

“Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent you don’t. “ Peter F. Drucker

The quote by one of the most influential people in the study and practice of business management above is also applied in the teaching business. Classroom management should be planned and designed based on the objectives of the lesson. Another popular quote says “people are our most valuable asset” and in the education field the people referred here are the teachers. Because of the significance of its position and influence teachers are often considered to be the central figure behind the success or failure of the learning process. The ability to utilize the resources available for the teaching process is the key factor of this success. In their planning, teachers are required to set the goals of the lesson, to prepare strategies to achieve the goals, to identify the materials and activities needed, and to anticipate the potential problems that could occur during the lesson. During the lesson, the teachers are required to monitor and assess the learning process in order to guarantee the accomplishment of the target, and after the class is over, teachers are recommended to reflect on the lesson, to evaluate what happened during the lesson so that in the future they can...
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