Classroom management, from my point of view, means that your students do what you want them to do. If you want them to laugh and have fun, they do, if you start to explain an important item in the lesson, they focus on learning, and if you want them to behave well during the class, they stick to the rules you set.
Successful, happy classrooms are those in which orders are not always being given and the teachers there aim ultimately at motivating and encouraging students to learn and reach their full potential. While teachers are doing so, their classes are being well managed and students are focusing on the learning and sticking to the agreed-upon rules.
In fact, if you cannot control your class, it will be impossible to teach anything.
You should follow a specific system and practical techniques to succeed in managing your class effectively so that you will be able to go toward achieving the set learning objectives. Here are some of these techniques that successful teachers get accustomed to following along the school year in their classes.
- Speaking at the students’ language level, giving them comprehensible language.
- Teaching according to the level and needs of the students.
- Creating a friendly and engaging learning environment in the classroom.
- Communicating clearly in language the students can understand.
- Behaving well in the class and act confidently. Their shoulders and heads are held high, their eyes are kept in contact with the students’ eyes.
- Keeping moving around the room having control of everything therein.
- Being well planned and well organized.
- Making sure the students understand what they are doing and why they are doing it.
- Giving clear instructions for students to follow.
- Preventing bad behaviour and if it occurs they deal with it immediately.
- Allowing the students to share some of the responsibility for creating a purposeful atmosphere in the classroom.
- Distributing classroom tasks among students such as cleaning the board, taking care of visual aids, collecting homework, distributing papers and materials, etc… The more responsibility students have, the more they will feel that it is their class and the more they will be managed by the teacher’s instructions.
Research shows that classroom management is one of the main preoccupations for novice teachers; in many cases, it may be more important than subject knowledge for them. However, during preparing training courses for teachers, classroom management receives little attention when compared with more general aspects of the methodology.
That’s why I have decided to prepare a quick, simple guide book on classroom management: The Quick Guide TO Classroom Management that every teacher needs to have as it includes practical techniques and tips considering some specific situations teachers may find themselves in while teaching in some countries.
From my own experience, the techniques included in the book have worked well and I’m sure that if you try them with your students, you will have more motivated and enthusiastic learners. Most importantly, if you follow these techniques and tips, you will have more time in your class for teaching and your students will enjoy learning.
This book is a series of featured blog posts on classroom management that I have published on my blog. I gathered them in one place after receiving many requests from teachers to do so. They expressed a strong desire to read them in a short time with the least effort.
As a matter of fact, there are tons of documents on classroom management on Google but most of them are theoretical or not suitable for the situation you are in as a teacher. Besides, you will spend a lot of time and effort to accumulate some useful ones of them.
That’s why I have prepared this guide, mainly to save your time and effort providing you with the most practical techniques and tips on classroom management.
This simple guide is so practical and useful that you will find after reading it, you can’t teach without and the best place for it is in your pocket to return to it for immediate help.
By getting and reading this book: The Quick Guide TO Classroom Management, you will be able to overcome any challenges you face related to classroom management in whatever teaching situations, e.g. teaching large classes, teaching mixed-level students, having some hyperactive students, correcting students’ errors, … etc.
Simply, this book helps you have the students well-managed, well-behaved and focused on learning because it is characterized by:
- Including many tips gathered in one place which means that you will save the time and effort of searching for them on Google.
- These tips are practical and focused rather than theoretical. That means you can follow and apply them easily to achieve your target of managing your class.
- The techniques deal with different contexts and situations where teachers may find themselves in, e.g. teaching large classes, mixed-level students … etc.
- The tips and the suggestions in the book are so simple. However, they are very effective if followed in a suitable situation and at the right time.
- Some tips and steps are recycled and set in other words along the book to remind you that they are very important and effective in achieving classroom management.
In fact, if you decide to get this book, you will pay so little for it compared to the benefit you will get from it, the effectiveness you will have in your classroom and the successful management you will achieve in every class you teach.