CREATING A WORKING ATMOSPHERE

 CREATING A WORKING ATMOSPHERE

The bridge from chaos to order in the classroom has four spans, each of which must be in place if the teacher is to guide his/her class across. These are:

  1. Effective lessons based on a well-conceived curriculum. The students’ work should be interesting, involving plenty of varied student activity.  There should be something for every student to do all the time.
  2. Good organisational skills. Teacher must control the time and the space; improvisation is not allowed.
  3. Good teacher-student relationships. First establishing a fair, formal authority (which is legitimate) and then moving on to a personal relationship where the students wants to improve for his own sake and expecting teacher’s approval.
  4. Effective discipline (which is almost impossible unless the first three conditions are satisfied.)

See more at: www.geoffpetty.com

Jesús G.

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