This back to school classroom management checklist is designed to help you remember all the caveats of your classroom management! Especially, if you've enjoyed your summer break like you should have.
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The ultimate classroom management checklist will help you create the class climate that gets the best learning results. The tone and expectations you set now, will determine success for the rest of the school year.
If you’re still reading, let’s look into all those classroom management areas that need to be addressed during back to school.
So here’s the ultimate back to school classroom management checklist. It’s organized into three areas:
Routines and procedures can turn your classroom into a well-oiled machine. What routines and procedures will students use to:
How do you expect the class to operate when students are there? Take a moment to close your eyes and visualize what you want your class to look, sound, and feel like.
…I’m waiting, and you’re not rolling your eyes are you? Really, visualize it.
Okay, what did you see and hear? Your vision of the classroom will make or break your expectations for the students.
…to make sure we cover all the most critical expectations.
How do you expect students to…
A whole other article, even website, could be devoted to classroom management expectations. As a matter of fact here’s a good one from Edutopia.
Your vision in the classroom will make or break your expectations for students. Click To Tweet
Classroom management is the single variable that has the largest impact on student learning. Students cannot learn at their optimum levels in chaotic and unstructured environments.
Clearly defined expectations are the foundation of effective classroom management. They provide the appropriate structure for optimum student learning. But the act of defining expectations is not enough. They must be clearly communicated.
What are your Students’ Expectations for You?
This is an unspoken part of classroom management that “naturals” do without realizing it. Let’s realize it, and do it.
How will you ask students to…
Students can not learn at optimum levels in chaotic & unstructured environments.Click To Tweet
How will you show cooperativeness by…
How will you show fairness by…
Authority + cooperative + fair = good classroom manager.Click To Tweet
We normally think of intervention as individualized. But the best teachers know classroom management is about intervention. It is about preventing disruptions and distractions.
Let’s continue the classroom management checklist with…
A clear, concise, and consistent classroom management plan is only good if you follow it.Click To Tweet
You it's true. A classroom management checklist is no good if there is no follow through!
You're plan needs to be concise and clear. But most importantly, it must be follow consistently.
That's what makes classroom management work.
But no matter how clear your plan, it is not good enough. It needs action. Without follow through, you'll lose respect. You'll lose your students.
It's your turn. Please share your thoughts.
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