As we have known, this week we learned about The Important of Well-Managed Classrooms. This material is a new topic, not a new subtopic. Therefore, all of us (included lecturer; arum, yeni, zen and I) must full pay attention to understand this topic. To make easier understanding this topic, we (as lecturer) designed various learning activities. We discussed together before showing off to others (students) not only directly (face to face) but also by sms to decide our group teaching strategy and method. After discussed, we decided to use student center learning as our teaching strategy, group discussion, role play, and lecturing to clarify student’s understanding as our teaching method. We prepared materials by collecting the data from internet. In internet, we found so many materials about our topic, because of it we decided to focus on who is the important role to make classroom in well managed, why classroom have to well-managed, how to make the classroom in well managed. In short, the message of this topic is teacher is important role to make class in well-managed then student can achieve higher goals than others. Here our materials, below:
The impression you (as a teacher) make on the first day of school can make or break you when it comes to classroom management and organization. Classroom management is an important aspect of teaching learning process. Management is a process of integrating resources and responsibilities towards the accomplishment of stated goals. Learning to manage a classroom requires diligence and careful planning, but it is worth the effort. Foutz (2005) described that classroom management should be used to meet both the students’ and the teacher’s needs. It should be constantly evaluated and re-evaluated in order to maintain an environment that is effective for both learning and teaching. An effective classroom management plan will enable the students and the teacher to respect each other. It is important in order for classroom organization and for efficiency in teaching.
Foutz (2005) says, “Effective classroom management begins with the teacher. The teacher must plan well so that the students will be able to meet their learning and behavior objectives. ”Mayeski (2005) argued that creating a safe and orderly environment in the classroom is a survival skill for teachers and optimizes the learning environment for students. In this regard the role of the teacher as leader is also very crucial. Referring this point, Ramsey (1999) stated that the role of an effective leader is to create a climate that welcomes, supports, and rewards innovative thinking and problem solving.
There are four things a teacher must do to create a well-managed classroom:
When students know what is acceptable and what is not, they will help your classroom run smoothly. It is your job to make sure they have a clear target or goal. To accomplish this, it’s vitally important that your expectations are posted around the classroom. You can send your classroom expectations contract home with students on the first day to be signed by the students and their parents. You can post the expectations at the front of the room and on the first bulletin board of the year.
–Experience also helps, but setting expectations — clear expectations — is the first and most crucial step to having a well-managed classroom.–
Students need to know that you care for them. Students also need to see that you are passionate about the subject area you are teaching. If students feel the teacher is not knowledgeable or shows no interest in them, they will shut down. They will begin to question, “What’s the point? Mr. or Mrs. _________ doesn’t care about this, so why should we?” Your passion about a subject should be contagious. Demonstrating that you are credible and able to share your subject area will help you maintain a well-managed classroom.
Being professional is another very important element of classroom management. Teaching is a profession, even if sometimes it is not looked upon as one. I often joke with my friends, “What do a lawyer, doctor, astronaut, and mechanic all have in common?” They all have teachers.
Being professional means a number of things. It means being organized and ready to teach every day. It means having a student-focused mentality. Professionalism means treating students with respect and listening to them. It means creating meaningful activities that allow students to participate inside and outside the classroom. Being professional also means dressing professionally. You might argue this one, but students sense the amount of authority conveyed by how teachers dress. Taking your profession seriously sets the tone for your well-managed classroom.
As a teacher, you have the job of showing why school is relevant and necessary in students’ lives. They must see that you are interested in their success. Expressing excitement and passion for your subject area will show students you enjoy what you are teaching. As this reading stated earlier, activities and materials must be meaningful to your students. If there is no direct link between school and the real world, what and why are we teaching? In his book Teaching Teens & Reaping Results, Alan Sitomer writes, “Having an education opens doors; not having an education closes them.” It is our job as teachers to make sure students understand that education matters and has value.
In short, our teaching was running well. By evaluating of role play activity, we can say that all of students could understand the material.