Some of you love them. Some of you hate them. No matter how you feel you have to create them. Today, we’re talking lesson planning.
A lesson plan is a teacher’s detailed description of the course of instruction or “learning trajectory” for a lesson. A daily lesson plan is developed by a teacher to guide class learning.
But… planning involves so much more! Today we will be exploring the classroom environment and developing positive teacher/student relationships.
Establish a positive classroom environment
- Make the classroom a pleasant, friendly place
- Accept individual differences
- Learning activities should be cooperative and supportive
- Create a non-threatening learning environment
- Organize physical space; eliminate situations that may be dangerous or disruptive
- Establish classroom rules and procedures and consistently reinforce them
Develop positive teacher/student relationships
- Set a good example; be a positive role model
- Create an exciting learning environment for all students
- Reward good behavior; create special activities that children will enjoy doing
- Correct misbehaviors; have consequences of disruptive behavior; communicate them to children
- Handling disruptions
- Keep it short and simple (KISS)
- Use a warning system
- Defer disruptive behavior proactively (eye contact, close space between you and student, use head/hand gestures)
- Help students be successful
- Use planned ignoring (and teach other students to also ignore)
Information we discussed was sourced from: http://www.kean.edu/~tpc/Classroom%20Management/EFFECTIVE%20LESSON%20PLANNING%20&%20Classroom%20Mgmt.htm
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