One strategy that could be used for classroom management is a chart to show how well the class is acting. This chart would be a list of the student’s names on a bulletin board. The teacher can decorate it. Each time the student is awarded for doing something good, they get a star around their name. Depending on the behavior they can have stars removed as well. This will help to keep the class on track when the teacher is talking or they are doing work.
This could also be used as a reward system as in the teacher would give a prize to the person with the most at the end of each week.
Students should be able to understand consequences when they do not behave but also they should be able to understand praise when they do. This chart will allow them to keep track of their behavior and it will be motivation to do better each day throughout the school year.
The teacher would need to set up this bulletin board. They would need paper, markers and stickers. After the board is set up the teacher would add stickers to each name accordingly.
At the beginning of the year the teacher would introduce to board to the students. Throughout the course of the year they would watch for good behaviors such as the students doing their work quietly, sharing, answering questions, etc. If the student is talking while the teacher is or being mean to other students the teacher can then warn them and if the behavior doesn’t stop they can remove a star from their name.
The second instructional strategy that I have come up with for classroom management is a chart for ideas on what the student can do. This chart will show the students ideas of things they can do once their work is completed. This will make sure that students are always keeping busy even when their work is finished.
It is important that the student is using their time wisely. They shouldn’t be sitting around and doing nothing so, this chart will give them reminders on things they could do after they finish whatever work they were assigned. This will also allow the teacher to not have to remind them every single time.
The teacher would need to make a chart on a poster board so that they can hang it in the classroom. This chart would include a section that says “I’m done what should I do now?” Then around that the teacher can put ideas such as “read a book,” “write in your daily journal,” “help a friend,” “draw a picture,” etc.
The teacher can point out this poster at the beginning of the year. The students will be able to refer to it when they are done with their work. They won’t have to go up to the teacher’s desk; they can just choose something off the poster.
The third instructional strategy that I have come up with is a daily objectives board. This board has each section in it that would be covered each day. The teacher will switch out what they are going to do for each section every morning. This will allow the students to keep on track throughout the day and it will prepare them for the next part of their day. There should be no students who are not following because this chart will always be available for them to access.
Students should be able to prepare themselves when switching topics throughout the day. This will allow them to follow when they are to clean up what they were doing and they will always know what they will learn during that day. This chart is a great way to help the students with this.
The teacher will need a chart that has slots. This will allow them to change out the objectives each day. They will also need to make different sections such as: reading, writing, math, science, and whatever else the students will be learning each day. At the beginning of each day during the students welcome time or circle time the teacher can cover each objective. This will be a daily routine that will help the students to learn how each day will run.
The fourth strategy for classroom management that I came up with is an organized cubby for each student. This cubby will have slots so that the students can keep any homework, classwork, and projects in it. This will keep them from losing any important work they need or from ruining it in their desk or backpacks. This cubby will be an organization that will allow the students to separate their own work from other students as well.
Students at a younger age should get used to organizational skills that they can use later on. This will help them keep track of their own work so they don’t lose it or ruin it. The teacher should be able to set up the cubby which will have different sections. They should also provide names to show which students work goes where. These are the only things the teacher would need to provide for this strategy of organization in the classroom.
The teacher would first point out the cubby and allow the students to locate their names. They could be in alphabetical order, by age, etc. The students could then access this cubby throughout the year.
The fifth and final strategy that I came up with for classroom management is an organizational chart for the learning centers in the class room. This chart shows each learning center in the classroom on the left side. The right side has slots for each student to put their name in. This will help prevent all the students to go to the same center and it will be more even.
Students can use this to keep track of what centers they have been to as well. This will keep the students organized and help them with planning skills. Students at a younger age should have the chance to do more things independently to help them learn on their own rather than being guided constantly they can explore and create themselves. The teacher should provide the chart for them. They should also make name tags for each student to use in the slots and names for each learning center that is available to them in the classroom.
The teacher would first have to introduce the learning centers and tell the students what they are about. During the day there would be a certain time slot for the students to use these learning centers. This is a good time for students to do independent work and learn on their own. The teacher would show them their name tags and explain that they should pick new centers each day to allow them to experience and learn more throughout the year.