Strategies for Classroom Management: Organization and Planning
- An effective environment facilitates student learning: Specific physical and instructional-related dimensions of management are associated with effective teaching (organization and administrative management of the classroom).
- Organizing and planning for instruction includes how a teacher considers the grouping of students which includes meeting the individual needs of each student as well as instructional concerns of effectiveness, efficiency, and social benefits.
- Daily scheduling of activities enhances the instruction by considering the opening and closing of activities as well as special scheduling of each academic period.
- Instructional planning must include lesson plans, which are an integral part of teaching and should focus directly on the teaching objectives derived from students' IEPs.
- A consistent procedure for assigning and evaluating homework and determining parental involvement with homework is warranted.
- Record keeping for instructional and/or administrative purposes (collecting, maintaining, and utilizing student information and data) should be an integral part of all educational programs.
- The unique problems of the grading process must be understood.