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Elements of Effective Classroom Management : 

High level of student involvement in work Clear student expectations Relatively little wasted time, confusion or disruption Work-oriented but relaxed and pleasant climate Elements of Effective Classroom Management (Wong, H. & Wong, R., 1998, p. 87)

Elements of Effective Classroom Management : 

Rules and Procedures Disciplinary interventions Teacher-student relationships Mental set Elements of Effective Classroom Management (Marzano, R., 2003, p. 8)

Rules and Procedures : 

Classroom Rules Focus on appropriate behavior Fair and realistic Organize learning environment Increase on-task behavior Routines that call for specific behaviors Directed at accomplishing something Taught through examples & demonstrations Increase on-task behavior Rules and Procedures Classroom Procedures (Levin & Nolan, 2010, pgs. 135-137)

Rules and Procedures : 

Identify specific rules and procedures for your classroom Involve students in the design of the rules & procedures Explain and provide examples of rules and procedures Rules and Procedures (Marzano, 2003, pgs. 18-26)

Disciplinary Interventions : 

Teacher Reaction Verbal – oral reminders & redirection Physical – eye contact, physical signal Tangible Recognition Concrete reward – prizes, snacks Direct Cost Direct consequences – isolation time out , overcorrection Group Contingency Involves specific sets of students Home Contingency Behavior monitoring at home Disciplinary Interventions (Marzano, 2003, pgs. 29-40)

Teacher-Student Relationships : 

Use techniques to establish appropriate level of dominance Exhibit assertive behavior – body language, tone of voice, persistence Establish clear learning goals Use behaviors to convey appropriate level of cooperation Provide flexible learning goals Take a personal interest in students Use positive classroom behaviors Respond appropriately to student responses Aware of the needs of different types of students Teacher-Student Relationships (Marzano, 2003, pgs. 49-55)

Mental Set : 

Use techniques to maintain or heighten awareness of students actions (withitness) Reacting immediately – walk around, make eye contact Forecasting problems – be proactive Observe techniques of other teachers Use techniques to maintain a healthy emotional objectivity with students Look for reasons why – try to understand , depersonalize student behavior Monitor your own thoughts Take care of your own emotional health Mental Set (Marzano, 2003, pgs. 69-74)

Effective teachers MANAGE their classrooms. Ineffective teachers DISCIPLINE their classrooms. : 

Effective teachers MANAGE their classrooms. Ineffective teachers DISCIPLINE their classrooms. (Wong, 1998, p. 83)

References : 

Levin, J. & Nolan, J. F. (2010). Principles of classroom management. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc. Wong, H. K. & Wong, R. T. (1998). The first days of school. Mountain View, California: Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc. Marzano, R. J. (2003). Classroom management that works. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). References

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