Ministry of Education, Guyana

Classroom management plans are written guides for how to operate a classroom. Students might refer to them as "The Rules." One key to implementing a classroom management plan is to post the rules in a visible location, and rules should be kept simple. Another important part of classroom management is assigning responsibilities among class members. This is to make sure the students feel like part of the classroom. Also of importance is keeping a routine. Routine allows children to know what is expected and helps the day run smoothly. Classroom management plans will run smoothly with good, consistent instruction.

The characteristics of a good classroom manager are common to virtually every good teacher and essential to student achievement. The teacher is responsible for orchestrating a classroom that runs like a well-oiled machine. Students should know what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Establishing a routine in the classroom, implementing procedures for common tasks, and following a predictable pattern in applying consequences for non-compliance are essential to good classroom management and student achievement.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 09:04

How to Keep Students On Task

Keeping students on task is important for academic progress and for eliminating the majority of behavioral concerns. Keeping students actively engaged in academics cuts out the majority of behavioral problems that occur in classrooms. Yet, it is often frustrating for staff to get that students engagement. Learning struggles, environmental distractions, etc. can really interfere with academic engagement. To keep students on task, use these strategies.

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