Grade: Senior
Subject: Computer

#2331. Classroom Management

Computer, level: Senior
Posted Fri Aug 10 14:45:52 PDT 2001 by RAY A. JAMES (
Business and Classroom Management
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Tx
Materials Required: CLASSROOM MATERIAL
Activity Time: 1 WEEK
Concepts Taught: GLASSER THEORY

First Day Of School Journal and Classroom Procedures

By: Ray A. James

1. Eighty percent of teachers leave first five years due too poor management.
2. Class Rules for students and teacher:
a. tolerance
b. respect
c. open-minded
d. positive attitude
e. help
f. be prepared
g. keep on task
h. must be dressed
i. integrity
j. responsibilities
k. on-time
l. participation
m. prepared
n. break
o. evaluate fairly
p. be co-operative
3. 4mat is used in schools for teachers to determine how a student might react as
1- primary teachers
2- math
4-business entrepreneurs
4. When using reaction/reflection -- can't be right or wrong
5. Four psychological needs based on Glasser's theory:

a. fun
b. belonging
c. power
d. freedom
6. Induction- a structured program that takes place before the first day of school for all newly hired teachers.
7. SQ3R still popular on reading.
8. Four Stages of Teaching

a. Fantasy
b. Survival
c. Mastery
d. Impact
9. Effective Teachers have positive expectations for students. Make extremely good managers. Know how to design lessons.
10. Do not sign a contract until you ask a district if it has a new teacher induction program.
11. Happy experiences are begged, borrow, and steal.
12. Teaching is a service profession. Effective would be explanation of district's schools and department or grade level curriculum. Teaching is not private practice. Teaching is flexible and adaptable. Listening and learn.
13. Effective Teacher: Understands how research is done. Uses proven research based on practices. Understands that these practices are used by thousands of other teachers and are tried and true methods that work.
14. Find effective teachers that understand the research process. Teaches with proven research based on practices. Knows the difference between an effective teacher and an ineffective one.
15. First Day- keeps an open mind. Name and student lists. Name tags and get acquainted activities. Pictures and Lesson Plan learning objectives. Use textbook as a guide. Relevancy and expectancy are important. Set high expectations. Let parents know what to learn. Prepare a handout. Include home phone, public class newsletter. Communicate early, calling parents. Accept high quality work.
16. Students are told that they have a clean slate. There are no throw away kids. Treat students as individuals. Be passionate and use enthusiasm.
17. Early assessment- determines if students need to be re-taught certain skills.
18. Mention the strengths of the child. Be honest and kind. Unlock potentials and identify abilities.
19. Focus on accessibility of students and calling parents.
20. Effective teachers manage their classrooms. Ineffective teachers discipline their classrooms.
21. Classroom is: 1. Arranged for productive work. 2.The room has a positive climate, 3. The students are on task. 4. The students are cooperative and respectful of one another.
22. Evertson's studies shown that effective teachers had the classroom ready.
23. Do not overly prepare your classroom by decorating; leave open space for large groups.
24. Parent's needs letters before school begin. Visit the home of each child before class begins.
25. Greeting students
a. Your name
b. Room number
c. Section or period
d. Grade level or subject
e. an appropriate welcome or greeting
26. When class starts to get the students to work.
27. Post the assignments in the same place every day.
28. The ineffective teacher keeps the assignment a mystery until it is announced, and it may be announced in different ways and posted in different places each day.
29. Post assignments if you want the students to do them.
30. The effective teacher starts the class immediately with an assignment, not roll taking.
31. Use your seating chart to take roll. Have folders or something personal in a box at the door then count the ones that are absent. Take roll quietly.
32. Prime time is the first few moments in a class.
33. A grade book if designed properly should show the student's results and progress immediately.
a. Attendance
b. Homework assignments
c. Classroom work
d. Test grades
e. Skills mastered
f. Project grades
g. Extra-credit work
h. Class participation
i. Classroom behavior
j. Cumulative progress
34. Three basic records in a grade record book require a separate line:
1. Attendance
2. Scores
3. Running Total
35. Four common attendance records are:
1. Present -- nothing in space
2. Absent -- an A
3. Unexcused Absence -- use a check
4. Tardy -- an T
36. A grade record book is available from:
Merle J. Whaley
2941 B Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503
TEL: (970) 241-7777 FAX: (970) 241-0016
37. Effective teachers introduce rules, procedures, and routines on the very first day of school and continue to teach them the first week of school.
38. General Rules:
Respect others
Take care of your school
Be polite and helpful
Keep the room clean
Behave in the library
39. Specific Rules:
Be in class on time.
Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
Listen to instructions the first time they are given.
Do not use vulgar or offensive language.
Have all materials ready to use when the bell rings.
40. Specific Rules for High School
Be in your seat when the bell rings.
Bring all books and materials to class.
No Personal grooming during class time.
Sit in your assigned seat daily.
Follow directions the first time they are given.
41. The discipline plan should be posted for the first day of school, with a copy ready for distribution to each student.
Classroom Rules
Follow directions the first time given.
Complete all assignments.
Do your own work.
Stay seated unless told to get up.
Keep your hand, feet, and objects to yourself.
Allow Mr. James to teach.
42. The problem is not discipline in the classroom it is the lack of procedures and routines.
43. An effective classroom is when the students are actively involved in meaningful work. The procedure governs what they do and they understand how the class functions. The teacher is moving around the room, also at work, helping, correcting, answering, disciplining, smiling, and caring.
44. An ineffective classroom is the students are in their seats doing busywork or nothing. The only person who is observed working is the teacher. The teacher is in control of the classroom.
45. Procedures are important they offer security along with routine.
46. The three steps to teaching procedure are:
a. Explain - demonstrate
b. Rehearse -- practice the procedure under supervision
c. Reinforce -- Re-teach, rehearse, practice, and reinforce the classroom procedure until it becomes habit.
47. Procedures for Quieting a Class
a. Freeze
b. Turn and face me; pay attention and keep your eyes on me.
c. Be ready for instructions. I will have something to say.
48. Morning Routine
a. Remove jacket.
b. Empty backpack or bag.
c. Get core folder.
d. Sharpen pencil.
49. Hand Signal
a. If they are to speak raise index finger
b. If they are to leave their seat raise two fingers
c. If they need your help raise three fingers
d. Silently respond with a nod or hand gesture
50. Students should pass their papers across the rows, not up the rows.
51.Classroom Procedures
A. Beginning the Class
Enter the room quietly
Tardy Bell means be in class
Seating Chart
Raise hand for questions
Quiet during announcements

B. Classroom Management
Noise Level Mild
How students get help
Behavior at normal level
1 pass must be returned
How will students get recognized by raising hand
Cooperative Learning is doing assigned task

C. Paperwork
Tray to turn-in work
Hand-outs pick-up at beginning of class
Portfolios for projects
How and when students make-up quizzes
Late work a 20% reduction on grade per day
Put in folder

D. Dismissal from Class or School
Students dismissed one roll at a time
When students need to leave give hand signal
Can stay afterward
Fire drill follow set guidelines
Stay after class for questions to anything

E. Syllabus or Course Outline
Flexible schedule for first six weeks
Typed-up and given to students for first six weeks
Contract negotiations for Juniors and Seniors

F. Bring Books, Notebooks, and Supplies to Class
Keep own supplies
Teacher furnishes pencils
Return all use material to teacher
Keep supplies in a box

G. Other Procedures
Follow class rules and tardy procedure