Domain 2: Classroom Environment
Teachers who excel consider each student individually--the student's own interests, concerns, and intellectual potential. The components in this domain consist of many of the non-instructional interactions that occur in the classroom such as:
Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport Establishing a Culture for Learning Managing Classroom Procedures Managing Student Behavior Organizing Physical Space
Read the linked articles on physical space in the classroom below. You will use these to answer your response questions, assignments. and reflection essay.
Read the linked article on managing behavior and creating a culture for learning below. You will use this to answer your response questions, assignments, and reflection essay.
Videos and Media
This is a video on elementary classroom setup
This is a video on effective daily routine in elementary setting.
This is a video on managing classroom transitions.
This is a video on keeping attention in the classroom.
This is a video on how to keep the attention alive through physical release.
This is a video on classroom management strategies for new teachers. MUST!
Response Questions - COMPLETE
Response Question One: Classroom Management Model (Write 200 words)
What elements or techniques do you currently implement in your classroom management model that you find work well? Discuss why you think these methods are successful. Attach your response here or upload a word document using your last name as an identifier.
Response Question Two: Cultures for Learning (Write 200 words)
What are you and your school doing to establish both classroom and schoolwide cultures for learning? What particular issues does your school's demographics present in promoting a culture for learning, and what do you feel can be done to address those issues? Attach your response here or upload a word document using your last name as an identifier.
Assignments - COMPLETE
Using Domain 2, "The Classroom Environment," write a one-page reflection on one component of the domain (organizing physical space, (there is so much paper to keep up with) that you are having issues addressing in your own classroom, and what steps you are taking and have taken to address those issues. Attach your response here or upload a word document using your last name as an identifier.
Look through the four attached behavior contracts below. Choose one that you find either useful or interesting. Write a one-page summary of its merits and issues as compared to the other formats. Please be sure to review the practicality of implementation, as well as the desired results from instituting such a contract. Attach your response here or upload a word document using your last name as an identifier. (USE BEHAVIOR CONATRACT #1)