Classroom management refers on how a teacher manages all the activities in a classroom environment. It must be a conducive place for the learners that could motivate and encourage pupils/students to go to school regularly and participate actively in all classroom activities.
It involves the following:
- Room Structuring – The print rich environment, proper display of educational materials in all subject areas, beautiful and colorful visual aids can motivate the learners.
- Seat Plan – Be sure that the learners are arranged in such a way that they are comfortable and can easily see or hear what the teacher is doing and discussing without obstruction. Arrange them in a way that those pupils with hearing and visual difficulties will be seated in front.
- Heterogeneous grouping – Let every learner have the feelings of belonging and develop self-confidence, encouraging them to exert effort in their studies to level their abilities with their seatmates who are much better than them when it comes to academic aspects.
- Discipline and Rewards – Immediately correct the misbehaviour of the pupils who show good deeds by simply praising them.
- Avoid discrimination and favoritism – Pupils are very observant and sensitive. Be fair in dealing with pupils , avoid intimacy. Don’t let any pupil feel that he/ she is neglected.
- Be a keen observer on the emotional behaviour of every learner – As a Child Friendly School, always consider the emotional behaviour of the pupils . They should not be scolded or embarrassed in front of their classmates because this may affect their attendance in school that may lead them to stop schooling.
Effective teaching is the output of effective classroom management. If every teacher could follow some of the suggested tips aforementioned, probably we can improve the quality of education we have in our school.
Published and Owned by: ALICIA A. LARGO, TEACHER III- Florentino C. Versoza Elementary School