Managing A Classroom: The Learning Environment

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The Learning Environment There are many important elements involved in managing a classroom. Two of the most important elements in managing a classroom are discipline and management itself. The way in which students are disciplined has changed a great deal over the past few years and the way that classroom management is look at has changed along with it. It is important to note that education has undergone a great many changes. The changes in education appear to be ongoing. Teachers today must understand the newest theories regarding discipline, management, and how students misbehave so that they can combat it in the classroom. Discipline use to be thought of in another way, and the old way was a little harsher when seen in the light of …show more content…
Miller (2007) defines classroom management as: “Broadly conceived, classroom management refers to the orderly organization of materials and activities and the development of acceptable student behavior within the school learning environment (Classroom management, para. 1). The teacher establishes the management structure within the classroom as well as the method of classroom discipline. Teachers quickly come to the conclusion that classroom discipline and classroom management is relatively the same. In order to manage a classroom properly, a set of rule and consequences must be implemented. Rules come with punishment methods attached to them, hence the idea of consequences. The more the class understands the rules and there consequences; the better they will …show more content…
Some types of misbehavior are harder to deal with than others. Charles (2014), points out that misbehavior exists in many forms, and six types of misbehavior are: “Inattention,” “Needless talk,” “Annoying others,” “Lying,” “Stealing,” and “Cheating” (p. 10-11). Each type of misbehavior can and does occur in some of the most well-managed classrooms. Students can participate in these because they want attention even if it is negative, because they do not have a good grip on reality, or because they are bored. Students could engage in talking because they have finished their assignments and are bored. A student might cheat or steal because they just want to, feel in adequate, or cannot get their needs met elsewhere. Students might annoy or defy authority because they do not have a sense of what is appropriate or they want attention. Each reason for misbehavior is different and yet, the same. All of these relate to each other because they are all bad behavior and they disrupt the classroom, but some of the reasons for them are fairly

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