Classroom Management For Academic Success Analysis

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In addition to being a passionate teacher, a key to an overall successful classroom is to build trusting relationships between the teacher and student which relates to the environment that has been established at Heir Force Community School. In the book, Classroom Management for Academic Success, the author Lee Canter describes several strategies that build trust with students to provide a successful learning environment. For instance, Canter believes that a teacher needs to get to know their students in order for them to trust the teacher. In every classroom there are, on average, about 25-30 students each with different backgrounds. For a teacher it is beneficial to have a full understanding of a student’s like and dislikes and any issues …show more content…
He has received several text messages along with notifications about people commenting on a blog that he follows. After taking a shower, he looks at his computer to see what the weather was going to be like that day, the scores of sporting events that have happened the night before, and any current news that occurred. He proceeds to check his school email and is reminded about a sociology quiz that he has later that day, an email about the due date of his lab report, and other various email about meeting up with friends to finish working on projects. He begins to finish some of his homework online before he goes to his first class. After class he stops in at the library to find a book for his project, but he can’t find what he needs, therefore he decides to look up his topic online. He rarely goes to the library anymore since he seems to be able to find anything he is looking for on the internet. While he is working on his paper that night, he keeps jumping back and forth between writing and playing online games with his friends (Wagner …show more content…
It also doesn’t necessarily mean that if teachers made all learning through technology, their students would be more like to have higher academic success. For instance, at some schools, such as Heir Force, not all students are able to afford to have certain pieces of technology and therefore would not be able to work on certain assignments at home. At schools like this one, students need to be motivated to learn in a different way. Author Larry Ferlazzo explains in his book Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners, that intrinsic motivators provides a condition for growth within a classroom. Intrinsic motivation is an internal motivation to do something because a person wants to or they think it seems fun. Giving students extrinsic motivators such as bonus or candy only lasts for so long and may not give them enough motivation. However, when a child has their own internal desire to want to complete an assignment, they are more likely to do it ("Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation."). Teachers need to look for ways to make their lessons and assignments exciting and relatable to the

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