Classroom Management Plan
prepared for class and in your seat when the bell rings.
respectful of each person in the classroom and their materials.
shall adhere to all "Student Expectations."
the right for students to learn and the teacher to teach.
Consequences of Choosing to Not Follow Classroom Rules:
Offense: verbal warning
Offense: teacher-student discussions
Offense: parent notification and detention
Offense: detention and student-parent-principal conference
Offense: removal from the classroom
I believe the consequences that will be implemented in my classroom are clear and fair.
The first day of school I will explain that student misbehavior and disruptions will keep the class from being able
to do the fun things that are planned from the year. In order for the class to
succeed as a whole, we need to be prepared, treat each other with respect, and do what is expected of all of us. The environment that we create will be conducive for student learning.
Classroom Management, Organization, and Expectations
The organization and management of the classroom are critical
for establishing a productive working environment. This environment needs to
be established immediately so that students can focus on learning. Students need
to be clearly told what the teacher expects from them and what they can expect from their teacher.
Management and Organization
Classroom rules and consequences
will be discussed and posted in the classroom the first day of class.
and procedures will also be discussed the first day/week of class.
The teacher will determine
the seating chart that will help create a positive learning environment.
Lessons and assignments
for each day will be designed in advance to engage the students and be as interesting and informative as possible.
All lessons and assignments
will be aligned to Michigan standards and to the objectives of the course.
Each lesson will be designed
to teach students the objectives of the course and students will be evaluated according these objectives.
Students who were absent
and need to make up work will need to look in the "Absent Folder" for missed assignments in the file cabinet.
The agenda for the day
will be written on the side chalkboard.
The class will be dismissed
by the teacher (not by the bell).
Expectations of the Teacher:
Ø Be prepared for each class each day.
Ø Be fair and kind to each student.
Ø Exude enthusiasm and interest in the subject matter.
Ø Promote a safe classroom environment conducive to learning.
Consider learning styles, abilities, and disabilities
of each student when planning lessons.
Ø Be available to students who need extra help outside of the classroom.
Expectations of the Student:
Ø Abide by classroom rules.
Ø Each student will do his or her best.
Ø Actively participate in each lesson and each homework assignment.
Ø Be responsible for their actions.
Beginning the Class
Ø Students will have all required materials and be in their seat when the bell rings. If a student is not in their seat when the bell rings, it will result in a tardy.
Ø They will be engaged in the warm-up question(s) on the overhead with their homework on their desk.
I will take attendance and collect homework.
Ø The teacher will ask if there are any questions regarding their homework or the previous lesson, clarify
any misunderstandings, and use this as a review and transition into the new material of the next lesson.
Ø Students who were absent need to look in the "Absent Folder" for their
Ø Students who are tardy will enter the room quietly and do their best to meld into what the
class is doing.
Ø Students will be seated and taking notes.
Ø Students will respect the teacher by giving their full attention to the teacher.
Ø There will be no talking during lectures.
Ø The students and teacher will be engrossed in the progression of information, which requires the attention
of both parties. Both the teacher and student should be ready to answer questions
related to the lecture at any time.
Ø If done individually, students may come to the teacher’s desk with questions. If assigned to small groups, then the teacher will come to the students’ group.
Ø It is expected that 80% of group discussion will be regarding the assigned topic.
Ø The classroom should be relatively quiet during seatwork. During
group work more talking will be allowed. During individual seatwork the students
should be focusing on their assignment and talking will be kept to a minimum.
Ø If the assigned work is completed before the end of the hour, students may work on homework from other
classes unless there is an enrichment activity pertaining to the assignment available.
Use of Classroom Resources
Ø Pencils may be sharpened anytime that the teacher is not lecturing.
Ø The teacher’s desk, chair, and all items on or behind their desk are off limits to all students.
Ø All other materials in the classroom need to be returned to their rightful place before the end of
the hour, in the condition they were in when the hour began.
Ø Only the teacher will operate all technology equipment.
Out of Classroom Procedures
The first day of school
students will be told where to go and what to do during an emergency (fire, tornado, lockdown, etc.).
Students will be respectful
of all property of the school and will conduct themselves responsibly while outside the classroom.
Hall passes will be issued
when the teacher is not lecturing. Each student will have three passes for each
Ending the Class
The students will help
the teacher summarize what was learned that period.
will be given out or repeated at the end of the hour.
The classroom will be
returned to the state it was in when the class began.
The teacher will dismiss
feel there will be few minor disruptions in my classroom. I plan on moving at
a brisk pace through the material with smooth and thought out transitions. This
will cut down on disruptions and misbehavior. Small disruptions will be dealt
with by me moving toward that student or area of he classroom. I may also ask
the student who is not focused on the lesson to answer the next question. Saying
the students name without stopping the lesson will also be a way to swiftly stop the disruption.
On-going Discipline Issues
Repeated misbehavior will be handled
more severely. I will first ask the student to stay after class to discuss his
or her behavior. There may be something the student is dealing with personally
that is affecting his behavior in class. If I am aware of extenuating circumstances
I will be more able to handle each situation appropriately. If the misbehavior
continues I will contact the student's parents by phone or by e-mail. This will
hopefully help reinforce good behavior from home. Removal of the student from
the immediate environment in which he or she is disrupting the class may also help the student focus. I will move the student's desk to attain this outcome. If
the negative behavior continues I will call a conference with the parent, the student, and myself to come up with an action
plan that will correct the negative behavior demonstrated in the classroom.
Aggressive and Violent Behavior
If a student became violent in
my classroom, I would first try to separate that student from the rest of the class.
I would then try and send them to the office and I would contact the office to let them know a student should be arriving. If I needed to bring the student to the office I would get another staff member to
watch my class while I was away. I would try to resume teaching as soon as possible.
If a student brought a weapon to school and I was aware
of it, I would calmly but promptly ask the student to put it away. I would promptly
and calmly contact the administrators of he building to notify them of the situation.
If the administrators were unable to assist me immediately I would ask another teacher to watch the class while I escort
the student to the office. I would cooperate with the student and communicate
with him or her to try and keep the rest of the students safe. My primary goal
would be to remove the weapon and the student from his or her peers and turn the situation over to administration.