Classroom Management and Culture

5 Jun

Many think ‘Classroom Management’ as the process of creating an environment where students raise their hands before answering questions or contributing to a class discussion; where students don’t whisper to their neighbors, or run around the classroom; and where students use only respectful language towards their classmates and teacher – in sum, where students are well behaved. Teach For India aims at classroom environments that are all this and more. It enables and supports fellows to build a classroom culture of achievement-a culture in which students are inspired to work hard to attain success; are motivated to learn; and collaborate with their peers to bring the whole class to higher levels of achievement. So that ultimately, creating this powerful classroom culture will make it easier to ensure that students meet the ambitious goals for behavior and academic performance set by the fellows

This culture is built on six principles:

  • Maintaining high expectations for student behavior and fellow’s own ability to assert authority in the classroom
  • Establishing rules and procedures
  • Establishing classroom procedures and routies
  • Responding to misbehavior
  • Creating a classroom community and
  • Value academic success, hard work and team effort.

Now when I am aware of them I look forward to learning and adapting to these principles.

Source: TFI 2010 Classroom Management and Culture Guidebook

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