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Managing the Classroom - Chapter Summary
By exploring this chapter you'll find content on the importance of a certain number of well-defined classroom rules. Learn how to utilize the physical environment of the classroom, including students' desks, to have a positive impact. Additionally, you will become familiar with:
- Teacher-student engagement strategies
- Fostering situational motivation
- Maslow's hierarchy of needs
- Utilizing wait time effectively
- Instituting learning centers
These video and text lessons each require around five minutes to complete. It is accompanied by a practice quiz so you can quickly assess your understanding of the classroom management subject matter. After taking the quizzes, locate any segments you want or need to study further by using the video tags.
1. Creating a Safe Learning Environment
A safe learning environment requires physical, emotional, and intellectual security for students. Discover ways to create that space for students to think, grow, and learn.
2. Implementing Learning Centers for Literacy Instruction
Learning centers are an important and necessary part of literacy instruction. Implementing these centers takes time and organization, and students benefit tremendously from the small group activities that take place in them.
3. Organizing Classroom Space for Reading & Writing
It is very important for teachers to put thought into the physical organization of their classrooms. Learn about specific literacy areas and how to create an environment where readers and writers are motivated, comfortable, and successful.
4. Classroom Management Techniques
Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and the decisions and actions a teacher takes in this area are extremely influential. In this lesson, we discuss different aspects of classroom management and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.
5. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment
In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.
6. Student Engagement Strategies
Students learn information in many different ways, which makes engaging diverse student populations challenging. In this lesson, we will define what it means to be actively engaged and explore several best practice strategies for engaging students.
7. Using Wait Time in the Classroom
During class discussion, is the pause between the teacher's question and the student's response important? It is, and the pause between the student's response and the teacher's reaction is also important. In this lesson, we define and discuss both types of wait time and how they can be used to optimize students' learning.
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Other chapters within the PLACE Reading Teacher: Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundations of Reading
- Language & Reading Development
- Emergent Literacy
- Teaching Vocabulary
- Learning Through Context
- Analyzing Content While Reading
- Fostering Strategic Readers
- Reading Process Models & Theories
- Instructional Strategies for Literacy
- Interrelationships in Language Arts
- Impacts on Reading Instruction
- Teaching Diverse Learners to Read
- Reading Assessment & Evaluation
- Using Data to Monitor Progress in Reading
- Selecting Reading Materials & Resources
- Role of the Reading Professional
- Role of Parents & the Community in Reading Instruction
- PLACE Reading Teacher Flashcards