Classroommanagement can be defined as the process through which learninginstitutions and teachers maintain appropriate students conduct in alearning environment. The process forms an essential element in anylearning setting. The environment through which students study iscritical in enhancing their classroom performance and it is requiredto be safe. I believe a safe environment does not necessary involvepunishing those who misbehave but entails a combination of differentfactors. These classroom factors include engaging the students inclassroom activities, preventing learners from misbehaving andsetting a tone that facilitates behavior change and participation ofall students. In my view, having a safe environment is my majortarget towards realizing effective classroom management. This paperexamines the good classroom management plan, causes of misconduct bylearners in the classroom, and the importance of classroommanagement.
Asclassroom educators, we always face the problem of maintaining properbehavior of all the students to create the right environment forlearning. Engaging all the students also proves to be challengingsince the learners have different attitudes which determine theirinvolvement (Skinner & Pitzer, 2012, p. 33). Being a classroommanager is not an easy role for any trainer while one cannot fail torecognize that an entirely controlled class provides a conducivelearning and teaching environment. Therefore, over the time I havenoted that classroom management does cover not only discipline oflearners and management but also involves other aspects such asavoiding student stress and non-educational circumstances which wouldaffect the learning process. A trainer plays a major role in creatingand managing the classroom and such efforts should be appreciated.
Classroommanagement plays vital roles in ensuring an efficient learningprocess for the student. It is significant in that it optimizes thestudents learning process and achievement of their classroom goalsthrough taking into account motivations, interactions, expectations,and behavior of the learners (Skinner & Pitzer, 2012, p. 22). Inmy understanding, improving my classroom management entails constantefforts to develop a learning environment that makes the studentsfeel safe and faces the challenge of achieving improved grades. Overtime I have learned another important aspect of classroom managementthat ensures that students do not commit to short term memories forassessment but rather learn the concepts. The idea entails engagingthe learners in lectures through asking questions and the applicationof both verbal and non-verbal methods which ensures students payattention. Additionally, classroom management also provides time isused efficiently to enhance goal achievement.
Timein classrooms is affected by transitions between classes and thusshould be undertaken without interruptions. Another importance ofclassroom management is that it helps in maintaining a positiveambiance in the class which is a foundation to an effective teachingprocess. In my classrooms, rules are essential in the maintenance ofpositive atmosphere. Also, I always ensure procedures are clearlystated, and problems are prevented from occurring. Being friendlywith the students is also crucial in ensuring the creation of aconstructive learning environment. Indiscipline can influence theteaching process and thus one of my primary goals is to ensureclassroom discipline is maintained at the highest level. One cannotfail to note that learners will follow stated instructions if theyare well disciplined (Cangelosi, 2013, p. 67). The seatingarrangement such as student workspace and access to resources isfundamental to achieving classroom goals.
Casesof students misbehaving in the classroom are many and always affectthe learning and teaching process and also influence the performanceof the learners. Misbehavior is the leading cause of disturbances inlearning environments and affects the engagement of students in thelearning process. The causes of misconduct by students in classroomsare several, and they include seeking attention, desire for control,revenge, and being short of self-confidence. Most students want to bethe center of care and thus will do anything to achieve the attentionof others. My experience with students has made it clear that somelearners feel in control or powerful when they misbehave inclassrooms (Sun & Shek, 2012, p. 2).
Effectiveclassroom management is essential in ensuring engagement of learnerssuch as creating a conducive environment that ensures studentsparticipate through answering questions. The management plan providesstudents behave well in classrooms and sets the tone that involvesthe learners in the curriculum. The classroom management plan affectsboth the teacher and the learners since it seeks to improve thebehavior and engagement of the students while at the same time ithelps the educator teach effectively (Bascia, 2016, p. 7). Theexternal environments such as the social factors and the homes of thestudents are an important factor that shapes the behavior ofstudents. Therefore, in developing a classroom management plan, it isessential to consider the background of the students and the factorsthey are subjected to in their social context. For instance, parentalinvolvement in the education of their children is critical tosuccessful outcomes of their studies. The school also plays animportant role through its values and rules established by the system(Bascia, 2016, p. 8).
Myperspective in classroom management is to achieve a learningenvironment that engages all the students and works for them towardsachieving the study goals. Skinner`s classroom management modelefficiently illustrates my philosophy since Skinner also believed increating an enjoyable learning process that involves all the students(Skinner & Pitzer, 2012, p. 39). My personal view on learnersentails including all the students in the curriculum throughfostering for their participation. The impact has been improvedengagement leading to better results. The world thinks that educationshould teach learners skills demanded by the labor market. On thecontrary, my philosophy is geared towards developing the capacity ofstudents to learn, think, and reason which would facilitate the otherfactors in life such as skills. Technology is a major factor in anylearning-teaching process, and thus I apply it my classroommanagement plan. In my classroom management plan, I teach about theimportance of internet security, safety, cyber bullying, andetiquette. My goals are to make all the students good digitalcitizens who do not use the internet for the wrong reasons such asbullying but rather utilize for research, learning, and sharingideas.
Insummary, classroom management plan is an essential concept thatpromotes participation of students and facilitates a safe learningenvironment. The involvement of students can be affected bymisconducts in classrooms which interrupt the running process. As atutor, one should ensure good behaviors are maintained in theclassroom to ensure a conducive environment that facilitates thelearning process. The school also has a crucial role in providing therequired resources for learning while the parents should be involvedin the learning processes of their kids. Lastly, technology is anessential requirement for learning but should only be usedappropriately and not be abused.
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