Classroom Management and Organization
This is extremely important in order to establish a firm foundation for the rest of the school year. According to Burden, “When students sense that a teacher cares for them, they see the teacher as more credible and as an ally. This increases motivation to follow directions, to adhere to rules, and to put in effort for classroom activities” (2014, 5). Thus, by simply showing Interest and Intentionality Into students’ lives, teachers can help themselves and their students to succeed throughout the year.
Another proactive way teachers an create a positive classroom environment is to promote students’ self esteem. Though this may seem like a broad statement, teachers can utilize simple tools and words that will encourage students to be self-motivated and to have self-esteem. Teachers can do this by setting up goals for students, constant encouragement and affirmation, and choosing students to do certain “Jobs” that they have proved to be equipped for. Simple gestures such as thumbs up. A pat on the back or high five can also send big messages to the student that they are proud of them for a job well one.