Classroom Management Saves Time and Decreases Teacher Stress
Teaching Strategy Goals: Save time, decrease stress,improve classroom management outcomes.
Classroom management means streamlined procedures and planning.
Classroom management also means controlling students’ behavior, cultivating students’ motivation and building partnerships with your students.
Assessment: different from “grading.”
Assessment teaches, decreases stress and saves time.
Grading, assigns scores, wastes time and increases stress…for both teachers and students.
Grading motivates some students, and dampens motivation for many others.
But, everyone expects teachers to assign grades.
Assessment provides sign posts on the path to quality teaching; while grades gouge ruts (sometimes gullies) on the path to teaching and learning..
Behavior management means the difference between bounce-stepping home feeling refreshed and relaxed, or shuffling home feeling uptight and nervous.
Negative student behavior drives more teachers out of the profession than poor principals and a lack of support (a close second).
Positive student classroom behavior occurs in classrooms where the teacher believes that students want to behave.