Students are required to be in school for eight hours a day. Students can not be expected to be perfect angels the entire time in every class. However, classroom management is still very important. By creating a fun, and interesting environment, students will stay on task which will minimize classroom disruptions. As teachers, it is important to remember that a teacher should not turn a minor disruption into a large one. The smallest discipline possibly is the best way to solve a small problem in a classroom. However, there are ways to minimize disruptions by simply being prepared for them.
The first step to having a managed classroom is organization. An organized teacher can focus on the lesson they are teaching, and students will not be distracted by a chaotic environment. A neat classroom is a large step towards proper classroom management. Help to keep students on task by writing the agenda on the white board. That way, students realize there is a lot to be accomplished, and they can understand the importance of using time wisely.
Another way to keep students on task is by having an assignment for them to work on right when they enter the classroom. This is a great classroom management tool. It provides a good opportunity for reviewing the last lesson they learned in class; it helps them gather their thoughts to focus immediately; and it encourages students to be on time to class. When working on the lesson for the day, involve all of the students by having them all be required to write down answers to the questions asked. Be sure to require complete sentences to improve their writing skills and to help them understand their notes when they want to review.
Having all of the students write down answers provides another means of managing a classroom. After having the students write their answers, have them pair up and share their answers with a classmate. This way, everyone participates, and it involves those students who are too shy to speak up in front of the entire class. When all the students feel like their opinion about a topic is important, classroom management should be much easier. After they share their answers, discuss the question as a class so everyone is sure to understand the topic. Be sure to limit the amount of time spent writing and discussing so students do not goof around and waste their time. With these tips, any classroom can be a constructive learning environment.