This promotes responsibility among students. It also gives them the feeling of being in control, respected, and listened to. I have learned from previous lessons that teachers should give students options that they could live with, then let them decide from among themselves which would best suit everyone. I believe this would foster a sense of cooperation and belonging among the students, which are some of the positive things I would personally encourage in classrooms.
Most classrooms today do not really focus on developing critical and creative thinking among students. This is probably because strategies that develop such would require more leniency in discussions. It would also require more patience especially from teachers, because this could definitely bring out individual differences (probably even biases) from among the students.
Good planning and organization are about keeping a schedule, knowing where things are, and making your time and space work for you. Having these skills eliminates chaos and helps to focus on learning time. The Wongs believe that students will conduct themselves satisfactorily if they are taught carefully planned procedures. (Charles 135)
Effective teachers set out the responsibilities and procedures at the start, and then focus on teaching for the rest of the school year. Ineffective teachers would start teaching immediately, then just focus on misbehavior once it erupts, which is probably too late a response. The old adage that states “when you fail to prepare, prepare to fail” can be avoided by a proactive setting of expectations and regulations.
I agree that procedures are important in classroom management. Humans are inherently social beings and no one really wants to be an outcast. If there is an agreed set of responsibilities and procedures in class, everyone would want to act according to it as much as possible. Also, this will prevent any possible confusion that could be ...Show more