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Re: classroom management

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Salvador Wilcox (salvador_wilcox)
Mon, 17 May 1999 20:22:12 PDT

Seig Heil! just joking. but on a more serious note, the more rules and the
more restricted students feel, the less creativity they will exude. i
wonder if we let students feel we trust them and foster a classroom of
mutual respect, if the rules would be unspoken and unnecesary. i don't mean
anarchy of course but that we become better teachers when we let go of our
need to be in control, to be domineering; and to let go of our expectations
and let the students take charge of their work.

salvador wilcox
in soon-to-be-unbearable-pittsburgh

>From: Jackie Billingsley <jab1997>
>Subject: classroom management
>Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 19:03:55 -0500
>Hi gang,
>I would like some feedback on what your expectations are for your
>students when it comes to classroom management. Below are my
>expectations, maybe i am too hard.
>1. Follow are rules lined out in school discipline management book.
>2. Students are responsible for their own daily supplies - pen, pencil,
>sketchbook, I dont even loan them out.
>3. I have high expectations hoping to get above average instead of low
>expectations and barely getting that.
>4. I answer all questions through questions when I can, to force
>students to find it themselves from previous knowledge, they hate that,
>just give them the answer.
>5. I dont provide answers to questions such as "What color should I
>use?" I feel if I do, I have done the thinking and they are only going
>through the motions.
>6. Students should stay on task at all times, concentrating on work, a
>large amount of unnecessary visiting hinders thinking about what they
>are doing. Now discussing work that is going on is different. I
>constantly monitor students progress, keeping them on task.
>I could go on, anyone care to add to this or take away from my approach.

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