Classroom Management Techniques Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kandi Young

Kandi has degrees in Communications, Human Services, Education and Computer Science. She is a Business, Marketing, and Technology instructor with a Master's degree in Education.

This lesson introduces key concepts of effective classroom management, including creating a positive environment, engaging students, and developing class rules. Students will participate in activities to create valuable material to manage their classrooms.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic aspects of classroom management
  • Implement classroom management techniques
  • Analyze and adjust classroom management techniques as necessary

Length of Lesson

1 to 2 hours

Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.2

Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.3

Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.

Instructions

  • Ask students to imagine they are a first year teacher, and consider the following questions:
    • What subject and grade are you teaching?
    • What will you do on the first day of class?
    • What will your rules and consequences be?
  • Discuss student ideas and responses as a class.
  • After the class discussion, show the Classroom Management Techniques video.
  • Guide students in a discussion of the techniques presented in the video and how it compared to their earlier discussion.
    • Was there anything in the video you found surprising? Explain.
    • Which aspects, if any, of the video matched up with your personal view on managing a classroom?
    • Which aspects of your personal view of running a classroom will you change after viewing this video?
  • Distribute the Classroom Management Techniques quiz, and allow them to share their answers as a class. Provide additional guidance as needed.
  • Complete one or more of the activities listed below (or extend the lesson over several days to allow time to complete all of the activities).

Class Expectations Role Play Activity

  • Ask students to consider their class from the earlier discussion, and determine five class rules they would implement, reminding them that rules will vary for each grade and subject.
  • Students must develop a plan for involving their classes in creating their class rules; plans should include a specific method and details on how to execute that method. Possible methods include:
    • Each student writes a rule they feel is important and shares it with the class.
    • Display cards that list different rules and allow students to pick those they feel are most important.
    • Hold a class election to choose rules.
  • When students have developed their plans, they will become the teacher for the class.
  • Each student teacher must first inform students the grade and subject for which the plan has been written.
  • Students will play the role of new students as the 'teacher' implements their strategy.
  • At the end of the activity, allow 'students' and 'teachers' to process what they learned. Possible discussion points are listed below.

Questions for Students

  • Did you like the chosen activity? Explain.
  • Did this activity make you feel like you had a say in the class rules? Explain.
  • What did you feel was the weakest point of this activity? The strongest?
  • What could have made this activity better?

Questions for Teachers

  • What worked well in your activity?
  • What did not work well and how will you change it?
  • What was the most difficult part of the activity to implement?
  • Were the rules created what you wanted to see for your classroom? If not, how will you adjust this activity in the future?

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