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James Telman EDI 638 Sec 01 My Classroom Management Philosophy

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Telman Some, or possi ly many, may not !no" it #t eing a teacher is a $a#nting pro%ession& 'n a $aily asis teachers are teaching, planning, prepping, "or!ing o#t complications, colla orating "ith peers, learning ne" teaching techni(#es to stay "ith the changing o% o#r st#$ents nee$s an$ e(#ipping the classroom "ith the est possi le learning en)ironment& E)ery teacher has their o"n "ay o% teaching, "hether it is s#ccess%#l or not all $epen$s on "hat classroom philosophy they ha)e an$ ho" they manage their classroom& * s#ccess%#l teacher is not one that simply !no"s the in%ormation nee$e$ to e learne$, #t a s#ccess%#l teacher is one "ho has create$ a s#ccess%#l learning en)ironment "hile a$opting a philosophy+s that %its the personality an$ teaching style o% the teacher& *s a teacher to e, I mysel% ha)e a$opte$ a %e" philosophies to %it my teaching style an$ ho" I "ant my classroom to r#n& The classroom management philosophies I choose not only %it "ho I am as a teacher #t they are also cre$ite$ philosophies that ha)e een pro)en to "or!& I ha)e a$opte$ into my classroom management philosophy ,o)e an$ ,ogic, Capt#ring -i$s .earts, /ong an$ some o% 0on 1orman2s2 classroom management tips& Part o% my classroom management philosophy is ho" I "ill e setting #p my classroom, prepare %or the year to come an$ ho" I "ill r#n my %irst $ay+ %irst co#ple "ee!s o% school& Tho#gh I $o not ha)e many oo!s as o% yet, I $o plan on ha)ing an e3tensi)e li rary %or my classroom& I hope to ha)e a )ariety o% rea$ing materials, "ith the hope o% reaching all rea$ing le)els, rea$ing pre%erences an$ pro)i$ing m#ltiple literacy2s %or m#ltiple le)els o% learning& I "o#l$ li!e to ha)e a rea$ing "all "here I ha)e my oo!s, posters an$ se)eral other reso#rces %or !i$s to choose %rom& I% comp#ters are assessa le I "o#l$ li!e to place comp#ters near this rea$ing area& I ha)e notice$ great

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Telman "or! eing $one "hen testing st#$ents !no"le$ge a%ter they ha)e %inishe$ a oo!& St#$ents "ill rea$ %rom their ,e3ile le)el an$ then ta!e a test online& *long "ith a rea$ing area I "ill also e loo!ing to #il$ a s#pply area& This s#pply area "ill ha)e mar!ers, crayons, colore$ pencils, paper, scissors, gl#e an$ any other s#pplies that "ill e #se$ thro#gho#t the $#ration o% the year& These s#pplies "ill e place$ in containers that can e ro#ght to $es!s an$ "or!ing areas& I li!e the i$ea o% ma!ing s#ch s#pplies accessi le to my st#$ents so that they ecome in$epen$ent& The less st#$ents ha)e to as! me to go get something or $o something that helps "ith the lesson the more time I ha)e to teach, instr#ct an$ chec! %or #n$erstan$ing& 5ot only $o I "ant a s#pply area #t I also "ant han$s on learning area& I hope to #il$ this han$s on learning area "ith games, microscopes, p#66les an$ anything I can get my han$s on that "ill enhance my st#$ents learning& E)ery month I "ill e changing #p my poster oar$s that "ill either coinci$e "ith the moth or learning #nits eing learne$ at the time& St#$ents2 $es!s thro#gho#t the year "ill primarily e $irecte$ to"ar$s the %ront o% the room& These $es!s "ill e %acing the %ront in pairs o% t"os2 mainly eca#se it "ill ai$ in my instr#ction an$ in the hope%#l #se o% a smart oar$, "hich I "ill %or s#re #se in the integration o% my lessons& My main %oc#s o% #sing the smart oar$ "ill not only e #se$ to teach a lesson #t to get the class in)ol)e$ y coming #p to the oar$ an$ interact "ith the lesson& I "ant to ma!e my lessons as han$s on as possi le, in t#rn eing more %#n "hich allo"s more learning to occ#r& 'n the %irst $ay o% school I "ill e gi)ing each st#$ent a han$ "ritten letter& This letter "ill allo" me to connect "ith st#$ents on a more personal le)el in the i$ea o% 7Capt#ring -i$s .earts8& 0ight %rom the start I "ant !i$s to !no" I care %or them an$

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Telman $esire to #il$ a teacher st#$ent relationship, one that care gen#inely a o#t them as a learner an$ as a person& I "ill also ha)e a letter that "ill e sent home "ith the st#$ents& This letter "ill e %or the parents, gran$ parents an$ g#ar$ians& This letter "ill intro$#ce "ho I am, my teaching metho$s, the year to come an$ "hat to e3pect %rom the !in$ o% lessons I teach thro#gho#t the year& I "ant comm#nication to e open to me& I% there are (#estions or concerns, I "ant them to e hear$ ans"ere$ an$ "or!e$ on& * teachers2 "orl$ is not 9#st "ithin the classroom #t it is also o#tsi$e the classroom an$ in the comm#nity. Just a side note: I want to always have an open desk for and possible new students throughout the year, that has any and all supplies given to my students at the beginning of the year including the welcome letter. The %irst co#ple o% "ee!s o% school "ill not only e #se$ to teach lessons #t to teach my class my classroom management an$ ro#tines& St#$ents in my classroom "ill ecome e3perts o% my r#les, e3pectations, $ay:to:$ay ro#tines an$ ho" as a class "e "ill learn an$ $isco)er together& 5ot only "ill I )er ally state classroom r#les, ro#tines an$ e3pectations; #t I "ill also ha)e )is#als aro#n$ the room helping remin$ st#$ents& .a)ing )is#al ai$s are al"ays help%#l, it allo"s one to see an$ !no" "hat is e3pecte$ on a $aily asis& <e%ore e)ery year egins I "ant to ha)e my aca$emic plan lai$ o#t& This plan "ill e $irectly correlate$ "ith the $istricts c#rric#l#m plan& This plan "ill e poste$ on my log or lac! oar$ %or parents an$ st#$ents to see o#tsi$e o% the classroom& E)ery "ee! I "ill e posting home"or! an$ in%ormation regar$ing to "hat is eing learne$ an$ "hat2s nee$e$ to e $one& I "ill also ha)e %#t#re %iel$ trips poste$ as "ell, allo"ing parents to plan ahea$& This %orm o% comm#nication "ill allo" parents to !no" "hat2s

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Telman eing learne$, "hat their chil$ren ha)e %or home"or!& 7Readiness is the primary determinant of teacher effectiveness.”( ong, !arry" >rom .arry /ong I ta!e se)eral things& I li!e ho" /ong ma!es things simple& To many r#les can lea)e one con%#se$& ,i!e /ongg, I "ill e ha)ing ? or less r#les "ithin my classroom& /ith these ? r#les come conse(#ences, "hich coinci$es "ith ,o)e an$ ,ogic, "hich I elie)e goes great "ith /ongs2 management style& Conse(#ences m#st ha)e %ollo":thro#gh& I% yo# are not consistent "ith s#ch conse(#ences then one may not ta!e yo# an$ the r#les serio#sly, esi$es chil$ren nee$ consistency an$ or$er in their li)es& 0#les are a $are to chil$ren to rea! them& That is "hy proce$#res an$ ro#tines are in place& St#$ents !no" "hat to $o, "hen to $o it an$ "hen to $o things a#tomatically& My class "ill egin as soon as st#$ents "al! thro#gh the room "ith a "arm:#p& D#ring this "arm:#p is "hen I ta!e atten$ance an$ l#nch co#nt& I hope that my management s!ills "ill pro)i$e the least amo#nt o% time "aste$& ,i!e /ong, ,o)e an$ ,ogic, Capt#ring !i$s hearts an$ "hat seems to e 0on 1ormans approach I "ill not $iscipline to $egra$e st#$ents #t to teach them& I "ill sho" st#$ents empathy, #n$erstan$ing an$ patience& I "ill not sho" anger to"ar$s my st#$ents an$ I "ill not arg#e& I "ill $e)elop my 7 #mmer8 in se)eral $i%%erent %orms& /hen a st#$ent acts o#t I "ill a$$ress the pro lem an$ ta!e the attention a"ay %rom me an$ place the attention on the st#$ents action& *s a teacher I loo! to #il$ personal relationships "ith my st#$ents& I "ill learn my st#$ent2s li!es an$ $isli!es an$ get to !no" them on a more personal le)el& These philosophies %it me per%ectly eca#se I "ant to #il$ connections "ith my st#$ents at school, at home an$ in the comm#nity& I "ill meet !i$s at the $oor, sha!e their han$s an$ mention things to them letting them !no" I am o ser)ant an$ caring&

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Telman ,i!e Jim >ay says, I "ill gi)e enco#ragement rather than praise eca#se enco#ragement is more personal an$ connects more "ith the st#$ent& Tho#gh my classroom management philosophy is still in the "or!s, I "ill #se "hat I ha)e learne$ in all that I $o& I ha)e not ta#ght a class %or any length o% time nor ha)e I ha$ my o"n classroom as o% yet& Tho#gh I ha)e neither o% these e3periences, I loo! %or"ar$ to trying o#t "hat I ha)e learne$ an$ ta!en %rom these e$#cators& >rom all these management philosophies I "ill #il$ proce$#res, ro#tines, e3plain, rehearse, rein%orce an$ egin my class as soon as my st#$ents "al! into the $oor& I "ill ta!e empathy, enco#ragement, #il$ing relationships "ith my st#$ents, 7 #mmer2, $eman$ respect, plan ahea$, sho" !i$s great pieces o% "or! so they !no" "hat2s e3pecte$ o% them an$ set high goals& >rom these philosophies I "ill ens#re patience, %ollo":thro#gh an$ consistency& /itho#t patience, %ollo":thro#gh an$ consistency e)erything else "ill %all apart&

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