Erin O’Connor & Melissa Reichard
Classroom Management Plan
Description of grade level, ages, course content, and community including issues of diversity (e.g. economic, racial, disability):
This classroom management plan is directed towards ninth grade freshman in Crestwood High school.
The average age during
freshman year is usually fourteen to fifteen years old. The course is Academic English II, which includes a vast array of literature, including works from the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods. In addition we will cover selections derived from British literature, American literature, and global literature. Some examples include short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, plays by William Shakespeare, poems by William Blake, and an assortment of novels such as
The Catcher and the Rye
Crestwood High School is located in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, which is a part of Luzerne County. The Mountain Top community is a suburban area with a predominately white population. The ethnic demographics include a 94% Caucasian population, 1% Black population, 2 % Hispanic population, and 3% Asian population. In addition, Crestwood has a 14% eligible for a free lunch population and 4% eligible population for reduced lunch.
Crestwood High School’s
student population is 1062 students. The school contains a male population of 51% and a female population of 49%.
Description of how you will physically arrange your classroom:
r classroom, we will arrange the students’ desks in five rows and five columns, with
wide spacing in between to allow for easy movement throughout the classroom. This setup also works great for a literature class because it allows the desks to be moved at any time to create a large group discussion. Our book cases, shelves for materials, and cabinets will be located along the walls for easy access. We want our classroom to have a warm, safe, and welcoming atmosphere. In order to achieve that, we chose to put motivational, creative, and fun posters around the room to display that positive and warm atmosphere. In order to remind our students about our rules and expectations, we chose to place two charts/posters on the front board where students can see them and be reminded of them as well. Below is the diagram, which provides a detailed description of what our classroom would look like.