Philosophy of Classroom Management
Your philosophy of classroom management is the foundation for all the components of the plan that follow. You will write statements that describe your beliefs about children and classroom management.
Statements should answer questions such as” What makes a teacher “effective?”
What is my definition of classroom management?
How do I want my classroom to look and feel, behaviorally speaking? What aspects of classroom functioning are most important to me?
What are my main responsibilities in classroom management?
What are my students’ main responsibilities with regard to behavior and classroom management?
What are the necessary components of a classroom management system?
What is the purpose of each component?
When teachers encounter parents or caregivers who display a sense of entitlement (perhaps on behalf of their students), how should teachers react? Be specific in your plan and remember to integrate your Christian worldview.
How will I comply with the legal, professional, and ethical obligations associated with classroom management?
What will I do to establish positive relations and develop trust with my students, my colleagues, and my students’ caregivers?
What do you think the Wongs would say in response to this recommendation.
What behaviors, generally speaking, will I promote in my classes?
What specific rules (5 – 10) will I use to guide student behavior?
What procedures (routines) do I want to use to manage the complexity of the school day? State the situation and then how students will complete this procedure.
What steps will I take to prevent or limit the known causes of misbehavior that might otherwise influence my classes?
How will I speak with and interact with my students?
How will I make sure students know what they are expected to do?
What types of activities will I emphasize in teaching?
How will I engage students actively when I am providing instruction?
How will I monitor and help students when they are doing independent work?
How will I use my personal charisma to influence behavior?
How will I use my body language to influence behavior?
How will I influence students to do high-quality work?
How will I use influence and positive tactics that preserve students’ personal dignity?
How will I stop misbehavior and help students return willingly to appropriate behavior?
How will I deal with minor misbehavior such as talking or distracting others?
How will I deal with more problematic behavior such as disrespect and apathy?
How will I deal with students’ refusal to comply with directions or do acceptable work?
How and when will I explain my classroom management plan to students?
How and when will I communicate my classroom management plan to my administrator(s)?
How will I seek administrative support?
How and when will I communicate my plan to students’ caregivers?