Question 1: Describe your personal classroom management/engagement plan
DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Classroom management is such a broad topic, it can be as simplistic as the way a classroom functions, or as complex as the influences of environment to learning. Through procedures, facilitation, and planning students can learn from peers and experiences. Described below are strategies that are used to enhance learning in an early childhood classroom.
Classroom management is such a broad topic, it can be as simplistic as the way a classroom functions, or as complex as the influences of environment to learning. It encompasses many factors such as student engagement, adult interactions, structure/routine, or policies/procedures. Whether you are in a primary classroom, high school classroom, or early childhood classroom, the management of that room must be able to foster the developmental stages of the children to develop self-regulation skills. This is the basis of my philosophy on classroom management which is backed by theories and research of many.
Harry Wong said, “Classroom management consists of practices and procedures that a teacher uses to maintain an environment in which instruction and learning can occur.” (p 10) My classroom management plan follows this idea. I believe that management of the environment and all its factors influence the overall function of the classroom. By developing and implementing routines, structure, and choices in my classroom, students are able to develop self- worth and a sense of community. The student’s become responsible for the learning that is taking place daily.
Experiential learning is a theory of John Dewey. This theory emphasizes that all children learn at their own level, and bases learning on children’s experiences. Whether the