Personal philosophy of education
Classroom management is a topic that all teachers need to address. Over the years I have seen so many teachers treat their students with disrespect. This is ends up resulting in poor classroom management and the students usually end up controlling the learning environment. My thoughts on teaching stem from having been in such a classroom, I think that through positive reinforcements and respect that students will have more respect for the teacher and be willing to learn. My idea of classroom management stems from Barbara Coloroso’s ideas of children and her 3 r’s model, restitution, resolution and reconciliation. The steps she outlines are ones I have used before and they have worked time after time, I also see myself as more of a back bone teacher. Coloroso states that “When teachers use the four steps, discipline deals with the reality of the situation rather than the power and control of the adult.” Teachers need to have many skills when implementing classroom management and most important sticking to what you say. When it comes to classroom management there are many key components that an educator should include. Some of these skills include rules, planning, allocated time, clear communication, routines and procedures to name a few. “Namely, an organized, consistent classroom setting, in which assignments and expectations are clear at the beginning of the school year, provides greater opportunities for literacy learning and success for all students.” (Cameron, Connor, Morrison & Jewkes, 2006, p.191) These authors clearly state that it is important to start with an organized classroom as it benefits learning greatly in the end. Having had a few teachers whom never seemed to be organized I realize its importance. One of my junior high teachers quite often would get to the classroom with barely any time left before the bell rang therefore she had no preparation time to get equipment ready or to get materials ready for...
References: Cameron, C. E., Connor, C. M., Morrison, F. J., & Jewkes, A. M. (2008). Effects of classroom organization on letter-word reading in first grade. Journal of School Psychology, 46(2), 173–192. http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.macewan.ca/10.1016/j.jsp.2007.03.002
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