Classroom Management Philosophy Paper

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My Classroom Management Philosophy My current goal in life is to graduate and begin teaching in an elementary school. It has been a very long journey, but the end is quickly growing near. Since joining Adams Statue University, I have had to write many different philosophy papers, but they all have common connections aside from my passion for becoming a teacher. In every philosophy I have concentrated on communication, instruction, and management. It is truly my belief that communication and instruction are the sticks and glue that hold classroom management together. Let’s start with communication. “Effective teachers will work to assure that their communication is clear, appropriate, and interesting” (Simonds & Cooper, 2011, p. 61). …show more content…
I think this is a great way to promote a student-centered classroom. I will design my lesson plans and give instruction starting with “I Do,” where I, the teacher, will first model what is expected from the lesson. In this first stage, I am doing most of the talking, and the students have an opportunity to observe and ask questions. Then, “We Do” allows time for the students and I to work together. In this way, I am still able to aid and model as needed while slowly releasing my responsibility. This part of the phase is the best opportunity for communication to take place as the class and myself are working together as a whole. Finally, the students can work individually during the “You Do” stage as they gain full responsibility of their assignment. I also really like the idea of giving the students an opportunity to do a self-assessment by asking them “How do you think you’ve done in your writing class this past month?” or “What can I do to help make math enjoyable?” These types of open-ended questions will further open the lines of …show more content…
To put it simply, classroom management is the teacher’s duty of introducing and implementing routines and procedures. In order for this to be effective however, classroom guidelines must be explained thoroughly and reviewed as necessary. It is important to understand that rules can, and likely will, change. However, if there is a need for change I think it is crucial to discuss such modifications with the class beforehand. I will need to take time to reflect on myself and my students regularly. This will reassure that my management processes are working properly; furthermore, it allows me to see when something needs to be addressed or

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