Classroom Management Reflection Paper

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Since being at Munger Hill Elementary for my observation hours I have learned and been taught so much about classroom management. Classroom management is very essential and critical to have because if it wasn’t done our jobs as teachers would be difficult and unorganized. I am very glad that I have learned some new things on how to manage a classroom because as a teacher in the future I will use these things in my classroom. I have learned that my cooperating teacher has many beliefs about the children and classroom management. One of her beliefs about the children and classroom management that I think is the most important is that the main key to a well functioning classroom is creating respect with other students and the teacher and the …show more content…
My teacher told me their are 8 rules that have been made for her classroom. These rules are: 1) Make sure to listen to your classmates and teacher when they are speaking. 2) Raise your hand and wait to be called on by the teacher. 3) If you do not listen to the teacher you will be sent to time out for 5 minutes. 4) Make sure you bring your homework folder home with you every night and come back the next day with your work done. 5) Keep your hands to yourself and use kind words to your classmates. 6) Follow directions from the teacher. 7) Keep your classroom clean. 8) Work quietly during individual work time. My teacher told me that these specific rules were formulated at the beginning of this year. She told me that depending on each school year she sometimes adds ones that would be a little different and take away ones that aren’t as …show more content…
Necessary changes are only made with the rules if she thinks the students don’t really understand the rule completely and is confused by it because of sometimes having the wording be to hard. Yes I do personally think that the rules are applied equally and consistently to all the students. The reason why I think the rules are applied equally and consistently to all the students is because if the students break any of the rules they all know what the consequences are. The teacher made sure when she was making the rules for the classroom to apply them to all the students equally and accurately. Yes I do think the established rules match my own beliefs of classroom management. I strongly believe that rules like this should be followed in every classroom regardless if they are for special ed students or not. I know that when I am a teacher that these basic rules are ones that I will apply in my classroom so they can be taught basic skills that will help them all throughout the school year which deal with behavior and management. Classroom organization and rituals I noticed are parts of the classroom management system. My teacher establishes these two things by sometimes sending home little notes to the parents of students saying they

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