Students attend school in order to acquire necessary academic skills. However, school is also where they engage in collaboration and discovery, deal with confrontation, face adversity, and feel connected to people outside of their families. In short, school is the first place where youth encounter the real world.
Having entered the 'real world' via formal education, they now have teachers to care for them and help them understand the rules of this new world. Some young people come to school with ideas about the new world order, but many do not. This is where teachers play a key role in teaching kids the new rules - also known as 'Behavior Management’.
Behavior management can politely be described as a “..a process that guides people to change their actions within a specific context.” (Thank you Reference.com) This is about encouraging self-management. But, we know it to be one of the most daunting things teachers and parents face.
Fear not! We’ve endeavored to condense behavior management into a few bite-sized chunks:
Good management starts with building relationships
Not surprisingly, classroom management is a staple to success in the classroom. Schleicher found that “On average across countries, students who reported that their teacher is willing to provide help and is interested in their learning are also about 1.3 times more likely to feel that they belong at school.”
When students are able to trust their teacher and know that they are cared for, they will, in turn, reciprocate the investment you’ve made in them. You may not be able to reach every student - and that's O.K. - but, you can earn their respect.
Have some time to spare? Here’s our full article on behavior management in the classroom.
My Daily Classroom Management Strategies | High School Teacher Vlog
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