About This Chapter
Managing Student Behavior & Communication - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will review how to establish acceptable behavior guidelines, set and explain your expectations for your students and present new concepts and material in small bits of information. By reading through these text lessons, you can learn methods for:
- Defining and setting classroom norms
- Observing student behavior and helping students concentrate on class lessons
- Applying disciplinary strategies for improper behavior in the classroom
- Communicating learning goals to students
- Implementing scaffolding instruction in your classroom
How It Helps
- Supplies effective strategies: Review practices for monitoring student behavior as subtly as possible.
- Improves communication skills: Go over examples that will help you learn how to best communicate lesson goals and teacher expectations to your students.
- Offers instructional alternatives: Get more information about effective teaching practices you can implement in your classroom to help students learn more efficiently and effectively.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Explain clearly your expectations to students
- Establish behavioral parameters in your classroom
- Recognize behavioral lapses and respond accordingly
- Help students re-focus on lessons as needed
- Convey what students are expected to know for each lesson covered
- Provide support to your students through scaffolding instruction
1. Classroom Norms: Setting Expectations with Students
Establishing classroom norms and setting expectations is an incredibly important first step towards helping your students behave responsibly and work to the best of their ability. This lesson will discuss some strategies to successfully establish classroom norms.
2. Monitoring Student Behavior in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will explore simple methods for managing student behavior. Such methods include the use of proximity, using a calm but firm tone, and learning to be consistent with what you say and do.
3. Classroom Discipline: Definition & Strategies
What makes a great classroom? Is it the teacher, the students, or the resources? While these components are important, tying them into great classroom management skills is key. Learn more about classroom discipline, preemptive strategies, and in-the-moment tools.
4. Communicating Goals, Directions & Procedures to Students
An important aspect of student success is making sure they clearly understand goals. This lesson outlines methods teachers can use to make sure students understand objectives before or during teaching.
5. What Is Scaffolding Instruction?
Scaffolding instruction is an incredibly important technique to use when teaching. This lesson will introduce you to scaffolding and provide some examples to give a clear picture of this technique at work.
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Other chapters within the Using Danielson's Framework for Teaching in the Classroom course
- Introduction to Danielson's Framework for Teaching
- Knowledge of Content & Pedagogy
- Student Development & Learning
- Setting Instructional Outcomes
- Designing Instruction & Assesssments
- Creating & Managing a Classroom Environment
- Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques in Teaching
- Engaging Students in the Learning Process
- Flexible, Responsive & Reflective Teaching
- Maintaining Accurate Records in the Classroom
- Communicating with Students' Families
- Growing & Developing Professionally as an Educator