Sunday, April 29, 2012

Classroom Management

     As I was at the conference, I was talkig with some of the teachers about classroom management. Some of the storis they told were very amusing and I'm glad they were able to laugh about it. However, it makes me so nervus to begin field. As of right now I don't feel ready to teach! I'm hoping being in block next semester will really help. Older kids can sometime have attitudes, and they can definitely bring them out during class time. Now, I 've had to manage rooms full of people before and it has its challenges, but I think a classroom is going to be different. It has the same people everyday and they are going toget tired of being there, get distracted, and other things. This is one of my biggest fears about teaching. What if my classroom isn't controlled?!  So I started looking online for advice. There are so many articles online and blogs that teachers keep on this kind of informaton. It made me feel a little better. But i think the best resource we have is our professors. I spent some time discussing this with one of my professors and I already feel better about this. I'm still nervous for field, and even more nervous to student teach. But I have a semester to prepare! So good luck to all those others out there who are getting ready for field or stuent teaching as well!


  1. Elle, I have the same concerns! I actually wrote in my blog about how nervous I am to student teach next semester. I don't have an answer for you of what to do with an unruly classroom but if I encounter it while student teaching and come up with a solution, I will let you know!

  2. Successful classroom managers are the unsung heroes of the education profession in my opinion and need to have people study how they are able to effectively apply disciplinary tactics and methods to a classroom successfully. While not the most important part of a classroom, it is incredibly difficult to be able to teach if your room represents a Chuck E. Cheese and then becomes the priority of time and attention rather than teaching/learning. I think you'll do fine, as the classroom is a mutual-respect area. If you get it from them, give it right back, and vice-versa, and I think you'll be fine