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Creating learning environments

Classroom as ecological systems


Classroom characteristics:
a. Multidimensional – people, task, time pressures
b. Simultaneity – many thing happening at once
c. Immediacy – very fast pace
d. Unpredictability – many things can go wrong
e. Public – students assessing teacher`s action
f. History – today`s event depends on yesterday`s.
Basic task of a teacher?
Get things in order..rules and
procedures…
Gain/ win their cooperation
How to get coperation?
Teacher must plan, …..
Involves managerial work..
Four levels of classroom
management
a. Primary school (lev.1) – direct teaching of rules
and procedures are important
b. Primary school (lev.2) – monitoring and managing
c. Early secondary - guidance and motivate
d. High Secondary – fit activities with curriculum.
Aim of classroom management

To maintain a positive and productive


learning environment
Goals of classroom management

More time to learn - Quality time on task, more


academic learning time (higher rate of success)
Access to learning – students should know how
and when to participate
Management for self-management
(teacher manage the class so students
can manage themselves)
Time in class
1. Allocated time – time to learn (100)
2. Engaged time
time spent actively on learning
3. Time on task - time spent actively
engaged in the learning task at hand (40)
4. Academic learning time – time when
students are actually succeeding at
the learning task (35)
Creating a positive learning
enviro.
1. Give work that students are able to do
2. Motivate them
3. Teacher explain classroom rules and
procedures
4. Planning space for learning
Space for Learning
Creating a positive learning
enviro.
1. Give work that students are able to do
2. Motivate them
3. Teacher explain classroom procedure
4. Planning space for learning
Creating a positive learning
enviro.
1. Give work that students are able to do
2. Motivate them
3. Teacher explain classroom procedure
4. Planning space for learning
Creating a positive learning
enviro.
1. Give work that students are able to do
2. Motivate them
3. Teacher explain classroom procedure
4. Planning space for learning
Maintain a good environment
for learning
1. Encourage engagement
2. Prevention of problems – withitness
- overlapping
- group focus
- movement management
Dealing with misbehaviour
How to Stop misbehaviour quickly:
1.eye contact
2.verbal hints
3.give them the `I message’
4.remind the rules
5.ask them to state the rule
6.stop the misbehaviour
7.offer a choice