classroom management

Education has 3 pillars—students, teachers & community. If we do not connect the community to education, then we cannot ensure all-round development of students.

I am one of the few fortunate teachers who has only 25 students in a class. However, I find that even with this small number, the school follows the traditional classroom layout where students are sitting in neatly arranged rows. Are there no other strategic layouts for better interaction with the students?
Classroom – the word conjures up an image of desks in pencil-straight lines, with aisles just wide enough to hold a supervising adult. A blackboard at the far end, the sharp answer-ready front benchers in the front rows and the talkative troublemakers in the back, with the forgotten averages in between. Is this the way it has to be? What does classroom seating arrangement have to do with how we experience the teaching/learning space? Teacher Plus explores…

Most teachers will never encounter confrontational students. Confrontational students are a rarity. The majority of teachers will never have any problems with one. Teaching is a relatively safe profession. But for upper grades, there is always the risk. The students are bigger and have different wants and needs. Teachers should be prepared to confront a student who is raising the stakes in the classroom.

Effective teaching and learning cannot take place in a poorly managed classroom. In a disorderly classroom, both teachers and students suffer. Teachers struggle to teach, and students are more likely to learn much less than they could. In contrast, well-managed classrooms provide an environment in which teaching and learning can flourish. It takes a good deal of effort, however, to organize the class well. Here are some tips for new teachers who often have to struggle with effective management. 


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