Frequent breaks and classroom management

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by REW, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. REW

    REW Rookie

    Apr 3, 2018
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    Dec 6, 2019

    I kinda hate the word classroom management.
    I have a wonderful class. They are playful, eager to learn, and curious. In November we had at least one holiday or workday each week, plus thanksgiving. I can see things suffering. This weekend I’m spending some time reflecting on how to make our schedule flow better, but also figure some tricks up my sleeve to rein them in. They’re not bad, but they legit seem to forget the “rules” in class. For example, today I had a kid spinning around kicking in the air. I had to close down centers due to unsafe behavior (throwing toys).

    One of things we decided to do was limit materials between now and winter break. Nothing new; keep things very low key.

    [Prek but follow public school schedule/structure]
  3. catnfiddle

    catnfiddle Moderator

    May 8, 2008
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    Dec 6, 2019

    If you don't like the term "classroom management", that's absolutely fine with me (and probably with them). That being said, it sounds like you're adjusting their work and your expectations beautifully for the age level. A better term for your style is "listening to the language of the learner".

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