7 classroom management tips for teachers
One of the daunting challenges that face up newly fledged teachers is classroom management issues. Not every teacher is lucky enough to get the wheel turning smoothly right from the start. Disruptive behavior can pose a real threat to the learning and teaching process. Therefore, today I will give you 10 tips in classroom management for teachers.
1. Build clear rules at the beginning of the year
Many teachers make the mistake of starting the school year without a good classroom rule. It will create the bad habit for students and they will feel very difficult to change. Building clear rules at the beginning of the year can help students quickly assess the situation and realize what they will be allowed to do. It also helps the teachers control the class flexibility.
Moreover, teachers should discuss with Students to give classroom rules that are short, clear, interesting and easy to remember and then decide what the consequences will be for breaking those rules. The rules should be checked every day
Here are some examples of good classroom rules:
2. Teach highly detailed routines for every repeatable moment.
Well-taught routines make everything for the teacher easier, save loads of learning time, dramatically cut down on misbehavior, and help students stay focused on what’s important.
Begin the first day of school modeling every repeatable moment of your school day. Show your students explicitly, step-by-tiny-step, how to enter the classroom in the morning, how to ask a question, how to turn in work, and how to perform every other routine that make up the common movements and transitions of your classroom.
3. establish and manage pair and group work activities for children effectively
Group work is one of the strategies that promote participation and interaction. It fosters a deeper and more active learning process. It also makes student work easier. Thanks to group work and pair work, students can share the ideas with their partners. For instructors, group work can save some preparation time. ( advantages)
However, working in group can make students lazy. Some students may depend on others. Furthermore, it’s not easy to distribute the work. (disvantages)
Now, I will tell you some strategies to design group work effectively
+ Learning objective:
In groups, students can summarize main points, do warm up activities, compare and contrast knowledge, ideas, or theories
+ Form groups:
There are 4 main ways: randomly, teacher-selected, by seat proximity, or student-selected. Make sure that students interact with different classmates throughout the semester.
+Group Size and Duration
Group size can vary. Pairing is great for thirty-second or one-minute problem solving. Groups that work together for 5 to 15 minutes might be from 3 to 7 people.
In large groups it is useful to assign roles within each group (examples: leader, recorder, reporter to the class, etc..).
4. Be fair to all students
Unfairness can breed resentment and hostility in children. Treat all children without partiality and make sure all children feel comfortable. According a nearly survey, children of all ages rate ” fairness” as one of the most desirable qualities in a teacher
5. Be Humorous
This does not mean that teachers try to become a comedian, but simply that they are introduced humor into teaching material where suitable.
6. Incentivize good behavior
Motivating students though rewards like watching a video, ice cream, or free-activity time can help students by giving them a goal. This can also help students hold each other accountable to class goals and stigmatize negative behavior even more.
Always understand that young students are not adults, but they will feel empowered and motivated that they possess independence and individuality in the classroom, which can provide lessons and skills that will benefit them well after they have left your class.
7. Focus on relationships.
A teacher than can connect positively with their students will make students behave and easier to manage because students will regard the teacher much like a friend. Using positive reinforcement to build a positive reputation for the child gives the student confidence that their teacher believes in them and will make it harder to disappoint the teacher with bad behavior or work ethic.
In additions, Teacher should know the way to get attentions, give instructions, stir and set activities
Here are some ways to get attentions:
-Raise your voice
-Clap the hands
– Position Switch
To sum up, classroom management is very important in teaching English for students. It is an ongoing process, but once the foundation is laid, it only takes occasional reminders. We should change and use the useful classroom managements to get a high result.