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Maintaining An Effective Learning Climate
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The Classroom as a Community
- Demonstrate communication skills that assist in solving problems.
- Identify methods of conflict resolution and peer mediation in the learning environment.
- Analyze teacher and student interactions.
- Describe the importance of developing the classroom as a community.
- Examine the importance of mutual respect in the classroom.
- Identify communication roadblocks and solutions.
Engaging the Learner
- Describe strategies to enhance student responsibility and social development.
- Explain how student motivation is affected by reward and punishment.
- Compare various classroom environments and their impact on student engagement.
- Design a physical environment to promote student engagement.
- Analyze strategies for involving students in the learning process.
Working With Parents
- Identify the value of parental involvement in classroom management.
- Describe strategies to promote effective communication between parents and teachers.
- Apply planning and communication skills in preparing for a parent-teacher-student conference.
Addressing Disruptive and Off-Task Behaviors
- Compare disruptive and nondisruptive off-task behaviors.
- Identify proactive techniques to prevent violent or abusive behavior.
- Apply strategies to address off-task behaviors.
Approaches to Classroom Management
- Compare various classroom management and discipline models.
- Identify cultural issues that may affect the classroom management plan.
- Analyze how instructional planning enhances classroom management.
- Identify technology resources that can assist in classroom management.
Materials Management and Record Keeping
- Compare and contrast systems of materials management and record keeping that assist in creating an effective learning climate for all students.
- Identify technology that can be used for materials management and record keeping.
- Examine methods of documenting behavior to share with parents and staff.
- Describe the need for an organized classroom management plan.
- Analyze the guiding principles and key stakeholders of a classroom management plan.
- Analyze the influences that home, society, and school have on classroom expectations and discipline issues.
- Evaluate the impact of one’s personal philosophy on a classroom management plan.
Establishing Classroom Expectations and Procedures
- Analyze reasons and methods for establishing classroom expectations and procedures according to purpose, age-appropriateness, and ease of implementation.
- Evaluate time management strategies, including transition time, distribution of materials, and the use of time limits to assist in effectively maintaining continuity within the classroom.
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