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Classroom Management


Encouraging Responsible Behaviour

  • Have students establish individuals and group goals—for example, knowledge / grades / year and future.
  • Provide printed (or electronic) agenda/daytimer to include daily assignment schedule, marks, important fact of the day.
  • Establish and clarify expectations with respect to homework and assignments.
  • Use “earned time/make up time” concept: 10 minutes at the end of morning/ afternoon.
  • Coordinate a “buddy system” grouping: students assisting each other with picking up assignments.
  • Review student goals periodically: assist in planning for improvement.
  • Contact parents or guardians with information—positive calls or to discuss concerns.
  • Initiate individual and group reinforcement strategies.
  • Conduct student–teacher–guardian–parent conferences schoolwide: train the students to conduct the conferences.
  • Review periodically/annually student perceptions of the curriculum and your instructional strategies for example, What did you enjoy? Dislike? If you were the teacher …