November 2, 2016
As a teacher, it can often be difficult to take control and implement effective classroom management strategies if you have an unruly class. Whether you’re an experienced teacher or just began your career in this field, it’s likely that you’ll experience a handful of disruptions throughout the year. These can easily be handled and prevented when you know how to work the classroom. Implement these classroom management strategies for a smooth and successful year:
Tone: Always use a normal, natural voice when addressing your students. Even when students are being loud, raising your voice to get their attention won’t be an effective strategy and will just contribute to more chaos in the classroom. Using a voice that you would want your students to use will be sure to get their attention and keep things calm.
Wait: If students are getting out of hand while you’re trying to teach, take a few minutes and step back silently. Sooner or later they will realize you have been waiting and will begin to quiet down on their own.
Non verbal cues: It can be effective when you start to incorporate using hand signals or performing actions like flickering the lights as a way to get students to settle down without having to say a word.
Engage: Whether you’re teaching first grade or twelfth grade, sitting in one spot for an extended period of time can be difficult for your students. Kids have shortened attention spans, so be sure to break out your creativity when trying to keep them focused. Incorporating games or interactive lessons will help make learning fun and keep your students interested.
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