Here are six classroom management tips to help teachers settle problems, or prevent them from occurring, so that they can spend more of the classroom hour on teaching and learning.
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I found this article to be very insightful and useful. As a future educator I will be sure to implement these classroom management tips: 1.) Begin each lesson with an attention grabber--this helps grab the attention of your students. Make sure not to begin the lesson without having everyone's full attention.
2.) Use nonverbal cues to tell misbehaving students that you disprove of their behavior. This is a good way of grabbing a student's attention without calling them out in front of the class. 3.) Give students the freedom to choose their seats--it makes them feel as if they have some control in the classroom, and allowing them to choose their seats, promotes better classroom behavior, because they do not want to be moved by the teacher to a different seat because of misbehavior.
4.) It is important to emphasize how important it is to put in effort in all assignments, whether they are collected or not. I found that one great way to do this is to randomly collect classwork from individual students. This will encourage and motivate students to always try their hardest and put in effort on their assignments.
5.) Position your teacher's desk in an area of the classroom where all or most students can be seen. This helps the teacher monitor the classroom and make sure students are on task.
6.) Determine consequences for misbehavior and follow through with it.
I believe that it is important to present the classroom management rules to the class and keep them posted in the classroom so that students are aware of the classroom rules and are on their best behavior, putting their best foot forward.