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Published: April 18, 2011

Classroom management



The organization and techniques used by teachers to control students and assure desired learning results. A complex group of skills and techniques, classroom management requires a combination of teaching skills, a knowledge of and ability to use various teaching strategies and teaching materials, skill in organizing activities that promote learning, the ability to maintain discipline and the ability to deal with a wide range of student abilities and backgrounds. Among the many aspects of classroom management are motivating students to learn and teaching them the self-discipline to work independently and assume responsibility for themselves as well as the ability to work cooperatively with others. It also involves teaching disruptive students how to adapt to the classroom and become productive. No single management technique proves successful with all students in all classes. Classroom management courses in teachers colleges, however, do teach a wide variety of pedagogical techniques, theories of learning, children’s needs and behavior patterns, effective incentives and theories of group psychology and group dynamics.
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