EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Teacher will promote discipline in their class through effective classroom management. The quality of their teaching through well planned activities that suits the learning needs of the students, will sustain students’ attention and capture their interest, thus minimizing opportunities for misconduct.
Effective classroom management brings positive results into class. A classroom that is managed well through good preparation, motivation, effective presentation, and evaluation yields excellent results in terms of achieving learning objectives.
The following suggestive tips would help the teachers to achieve effective classroom management.
- Teacher should be the first person to enter the class and the last person to leave.
- Setting clear learning goals and designing lessons in order to meet the needs of different learning styles. Having lesson plans that are strategically designed in order to teach effectively.
- The 40/35 minutes duration of a period may split into three parts respectively for recapitulation, presentation and interaction. Lecturing for the entire class period will cause boredom, which further adds to distraction.
- Even the best teachers need to discipline students. If a disruption arises involving disrespectful or noisy students, the teachers should not let their temper rise as it will serve to encourage the negative behaviour.
- The most effective classroom management tool comes simply through being a caring teacher. If students know that the teacher cares about them, they not only complete the assigned work in time but will be more likely to give their best behaviour.
- Provide a safe and comfortable environment that is conductive to learning.
- Help each child grow to his or her fullest potential.
- Provide meaningful and appropriate homework activities.
- Demonstrate professional behaviour and a positive attitude.
- Use special activities and ICT in the classroom to make learning enjoyable and stress free.
- Use positive classroom behaviour such as establishing eye contact, moving around the class and increasing proximity to restless students, sending a silent signal, giving a quiet reminder, Re-directing student’s attention, beginning a new activity, offering a choice, asking a direct question, providing appropriate time for all students to respond to questions etc.
- Use an appropriate tone of voice, speak clearly and deliberately in an adequate pitch.
Above all, teachers should be role models to students in their attitude, performance and dress code.
Remedial teaching period is the time during which the identified low achievers in a particular subject will be looked after by the teachers for corrective instructions so that they can also achieve the mastery level in the subject. Low achievers are those students who are unable to cope with the studies normally expected of their age groups. It is due to their limited cognitive capacity, poor memory, distraction and lack of concentration, inability to express ideas and also lack of motivation. The teacher should identify the students whose performance is poor and their individual difficulties should be noted. Proper diagnostic measures should be taken to identify the learning difficulties with causes before implementing any remedial measure. Remedial instruction should be arranged in a systematic manner according to the nature of the pupil’s difficulties. Special steps must be taken to improve their knowledge level; hence making drill/practise necessary for every student.