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The most important aspect of teaching is not the topic, the materials, or even the knowledge base of the instructor if classroom discipline is not in place. Students must know, understand, and follow prescribed rules and procedures if learning is to materialize. While some students have the ability to tune out naughtiness and noise, it is not fair that they should have to do so. Kids come to school for academic advancement and that is denied or at least vastly limited
What has compelled me to write this article, is often the lack of foresight teachers, particularly in primary schools, put into setting up their rooms. As a relief/substitute teacher, I have, for example, found it difficult to get around the room to help students. White boards are often put to one side to allow the main central space for an electronic board. This prevents the easy use of the white board when any problems arise. This article discusses issues that the te
Having difficult classes at some time in your career is part and parcel of the profession to which we belong. This is especially true in a high school situation where there is potential for a teacher to have more than one difficult class. 'Difficult' could be in a behavioural or academic ...
Freedom in the Montessori classroom is often misunderstood not only by the parents, but also by some teachers. What we need to remember is that from a Montessori point of view freedom is not the right to do what one wishes without thought or consideration for others.
Perhaps one of the most challenging tasks teacher face inside the classroom every single day is classroom management. Imagine a class of forty students - teenagers in the pink of the their health, with their raging emotions and hormones, and struggling to survive the day to day hassles of peer pressure and their school work.
An effective classroom organization plan means utilizing classroom management techniques all throughout the lesson in order to maintain a consistent learning atmosphere. Such techniques involve focusing on the whole class, rather than on individual students and their behavior.