-treat everyone with respect (this covers almost everything: I would elaborate upon introducing the rule)
-think before you act
(will revise after I see Brian's, either his isn't done like mine or for some reason I can't see his post, I can only see Nov. 5)
3.) -showing an organized classroom shows students a good model for following rules and expectations
-classroom management is crucial because if it isn't an issue then the students have more time to learn
-as a teacher you can't assume that because a rule or expectation is inherent to you that doesn't mean the students have the same understanding
2.) -within the first two weeks of school you should make sure that students understand what you expect so that you can maximize learning time the rest of the year
-involving students in their own education is a good way to maintain classroom management because the students then care more for their own education
1.) -writing daily expectations on the board before each class
-after establishing expectations for the year it is important for students to see what they need to accomplish each class
-this also allows them to get a sense o accomplishment at the end of the day
Reading 5: Hearts and Minds
This article is about classroom relationships and how important they are to learning and effective teaching. Some teachers feel that they must develop a good relationship before they can teach, however the article says that "their relationships are their teaching." Classroom management is not an issue in a democratic classroom. A good way to solve the management issue to have a good curriculum around which the students can relate. Another way is to create a classroom community through discussion, class murals, and role playing. It is very important to get to know the students as individuals. The curriculum is a very crucial part to the classroom. It must be relevant to the students lives, culturally and worldly. Lastly is to have the students see as a person, not just a teacher. Let them see you laugh and that you have ambitions so that understand you better.
Reading 7: Stubbornness and the Kindness of Strangers
What happens in your first year of teaching is very crucial. A real teacher is defined by the fact that they try to make a difference every day against surmountable odds. It is also very important for veteran teachers to take you under their wing and to encourage you. It is very hard as a teacher to join the teaching community unless you have your own class under control. With time comes experience. Even though it may not look like you have made a difference look back at the beginning of the year/career and you will see what you have done.
Reading 9: Start the Day with Community
This teacher at the beginning of his/her day has the class come together for what they call community meeting. They begin with greeting then group activity and lastly news and announcements. This is a good way for students build their circle of friends and work on their social skills. These activities are meant to bring the class in as a community. Also how a teacher begins the day sets the tone, so by doing this it is starting class on a good note.