Managing a classroom comprise an application of numerous classroom management strategies. Thus, management is a broad term used to imply, assisting, refereeing, administering, and disciplining of students academically. Due to different student backgrounds, their behavior varies greatly.
Classroom management strategies are policies that discourage unruly students from interfering with learning processes. For example, students are not supposed to have dangerous weapons in school or class, break classrooms nor be eligible to drug abuse. The paper examines five strategies, which are beneficial in creating a smooth learning environment. (Rodriguez, (n.d), Para. 1-3).
Perhaps a question to ask oneself is why students will not follow the said classroom rules and regulations. Kids will behave in a strange manner like it or not. However, teachers must stop this habit. A good teacher is the one who has the interest of students at heart. They should instruct students that their main purpose of students being in school is to learn and not to involve disruptive activities.
All classroom management strategies evolve around teachers. Only teachers have an audacity of commanding sanity in classrooms. The first strategy that teachers cam use to manage classrooms effectively, is by involving students through verbal communication. This creates familiarity between students and teachers.
If a teacher sees students in the laboratory or on the field playing and talks to them about the activity, they are doing, these students will have respect to the teacher both inside and outside classroom. Moreover, teachers ought to congratulate students whenever they do nice things. By doing so, students will have a positive mentality about a certain teacher’s concern and care towards them.
The second strategy to apply in management a classroom is to distribute period time in doing various classroom activities. The main reason for doing this is to make the lesson move cordially. Teachers should use a teacher-student questions approach at one point while on the other hand; a teacher can make students either stand or move in front of the class near a black wall or black board as a way of discouraging boredom. (Hayden, 2009, Para. 2-11).
Some student can find it boring when, a teacher lectures the whole period without any engagement. Instead, teachers should introduce hand activities in classrooms so that students do not become disruptive. Practical activities become effervescent to students who are otherwise disruptive when bored.
The fourth classroom management strategy is using a mind caning strategy. When some students engage in unsettling activities like talking, moving chairs, or stabbing, the teacher should abruptly pick these students to answer a deliberate question. At times, the teacher should approach these students and stand by their side while watching their moves. They will become shy, realize their mistakes and desist from it then engage themselves effectively into learning. (Rodriguez, (n.d), Para. 7-25).
Lastly, teachers can order some unruly students to match out of the classroom at least once for a while. This happens when disruptive students cannot stop their habit even after using all of the above strategies.
Some experienced tutors have suggested that, teachers should take these students to the field or in a hall and ask them to list their problems. Through this mechanism, students might list other external factors, which make them to be unruly in classrooms. Consequently, the teacher can develop a new mechanism to handle the student.
In conclusion, guidance and counseling can be a solution to extremely defiant students. Sometimes teachers can send these students to the school administration for further disciplinary actions. However, cases like this should be minimal so that other students do not become fearful of teachers. Overall, students will always be disrupting in classrooms unless they are fully engaged in doing mind-occupying activities.
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