On 20 Feb 1998 21:15:42 -0000 mcdoug43 (Sarah Elizabeth
> I'm a Student Teacher and my first full week in the classroom
>starts this Monday. The classroom that I'm working in is real
>and the kids always seem at ease (7-12). As part of my course work,
>supposed to think of my philosophy on Classroom Management. My
>cooperating teacher has a very Interpersonal approach with her
>I think that's particially why they seem to react so well to her. The
>students seem to know their limits( with my cooperating teacher) ...
>the classroom climate has been set. The students can move as they
>and socilaize throughout class .... I have absoluting no probelm with
>.... actually it makes more at ease that they are not as quiet as
>mice. Although I sometimes wish that my philosophy would fall more
>that of my cooperating teacher, I realize that for my own sanity and
>experience in the teaching world, I need to try my own approach to see
>can feel even more comfortable....I want my student teaching
>get me off to a positive start in the education world.
>One of my goals would be to set-up my own rules for the classroom.
>students are not what I would even consider "bad", yet some of their
>behaviors make me so nervous (For example: throwing pencils & crayons,
>rough-housing, foul-language, etc.) I'd like to establish a list of
>simple rules: No throwing objects, noise level should be that I can
>over (since I have a rather quiet voice and prefer not raising it
>neccessary). Of course, if the rules were broken, there would have to
>plan of action. Do I send the student who is talking over me into the
>hallway until I'm finished talking? Do I make a seating chart if
>level is uncontrollable? Do I start a demerit system ..... everytime
>throw an object it gets marked down ....once it's happened 3,5, 7,
>face this consequence?
>My mother is also a classroom educator ... although not in art. I
>her about my goal. She wondered if this would push the students away
>me because they are already so accustomed to the classroom "climate".
>cooperating teacher is great in that she has told me that she'll
>in whatever I want to accomplish.
>As Art Educators, what do you all think? Do you think my approach to
>classroom management will push them away from me as their new,
>inexperienced art "teacher"? My professors say that if you stick to
>initial plans for Classroom Management, you'll be o.k., just don't go
>on your rules. I'd appreciate any feedback :o)
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