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Sudha, a class teacher of class 9 A was one of the popular teachers in her school. She was well known for her friendliness and the ease with which she moves with all children. Sudha also taught Social studies apart from managing her own class.
Sudha, had only one worry. She constantly worried that at times, her class children did not take her too seriously! She wondered, if there was a way she could get her children to listen to her and be more well behaved in the classroom. There had to be a better way to manage her class of 30, she thought!
The academic year was ending and she wanted to bring in fresh ideas to help her manage the classroom better! Sudha started her research, came across lot of ideas and implemented them. Her ideas were so successful, that she has been considered as a model teacher in her school, today!
Do you face Classroom Management issues like how Sudha did? Let us try implementing a few ideas that will help in addressing such issues!
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A few ideas on Classroom Management:
- Classroom Rules:
Have your own set of rules that can be followed by the children. The rules can be very simple. Get the children to come up with the rules themselves because the children can feel more responsible within the classroom. A few examples of rules that you can come up with your class:
- Always try and help classmates and teacher
- Raise your hand before speaking, one at a time!
- Always walk in a line quietly outside classroom.
The rules can be written in chart with pictures to help children keep seeing the rules. During class hours, even if you find your class not following, you can just point your hand at the chart. The children, will catch the message faster. (Also, you can avoid yourself having a strict moment with them!)
- Star of the week:
Star of the week is often practiced in many schools. It is a great way to get the children to be well behaved in class and also be motivated to achieve more among his peers. A chart can be maintained in the classroom with stars assigned for the best child/children for that week! If you have the time, you can also give a gold star in person to make the child extra special!
- My Ideal Classroom:
Ask your children, how do they wish their classroom to be? What effort does it take for them to achieve that? Make a note of all the answers they come up with. Give them a sense of feel, that it is possible, and you will help them achieve this “ Ideal Classroom”. Ask them to come up with steps that they can follow to have an ideal classroom scenario!
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What is your ideal classroom scenario? What ideas would you implement to achieve your classroom scenario?