Teachers struggle mightily with classroom management when they abandon following their classroom management plan exactly as it’s written.
This quote is according to Michael Linsin and his blog Smart Classroom Management, which I am following this week in order to revamp my own classroom management. Today I am going to share with you my exact plan for classroom management of individual behaviors, one that I will follow concentrate without fail this week. I already have a plan for group voice level seen here.
WHAT is my PLAN?
A classroom management plan has two, and only two, purposes:
1. To state the rules of the classroom.
2. To state exactly what will happen if those rules are broken.
Sending the letters home makes me nervous, however I do think this will make a difference, especially coming from the art teacher. I will let you know how it goes.
I will stick to this plan with NO exceptions this week. What will you be doing to make sure your students are learning with no distractions and that your teaching is stress free?