Classroom Management Philosophy Essay

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Theoretical Introduction I believe in a structured and nurturing environment for my classroom. I follow the adage, “there is a time and place for everything,” and in my classroom, there will be a time to learn and a time to play. If I set the boundaries in my classroom early on, with reasonable expectations for the abilities and behavior of the children in my class, then the children will behave properly and be ready for learning. I feel that children will gain confidence in themselves for having adequately learned a skill set, and feel like they have accomplished something for themselves. With these skills, my students can immerse themselves into hands-on activities and learning centers to further their knowledge. With …show more content…
The young people today also seem to be more mature than in the past, but this maturity also brings about much confusion and anxiety. Young people are looking for a safe haven and refuge from the many mixed messages that are being sent to them. For many young people, their home environments are unstable, which leads to more confusion.
Schools and classrooms should be a sanctuary for students that will fill the voids left by difficult personal and family situations or simply “growing pains.” The students are also seeking validation from their peers and from people whom they respect. Our students desire to be cared for, and it is up to me to provide a classroom that welcomes my students. To have such a positive learning environment, students need more than just a “dominator-type” teacher. They should not feel fearful to come to class or to participate in discussions. Students must feel that they are a part of the classroom and their own learning, so that they will want to learn and work hard.
I also have observed that many young people view learning as another outlet of entertainment. They want learning and the classroom to be fast-paced and flashy like the music videos and cartoons they watch. Though some lessons can be taught in this manner some of the time, most of the time, my classroom will be taught with clear rules and expectations. Again, there is a time and place for everything.
Expectations / Policies / Rules / Boundaries

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