• TEST What is your classroom management style?

    Classroom management is about actions that a teacher takes to create and maintain a learning environment in order minimize student misbehavior and to maximize their learning.

    Components of classroom management:
    ⏺ The Welcoming Classroom.
    ⏺ Ensuring that lesson run smoothly.
    ⏺ Prevention of disruptive behavior.
    ⏺ Managing different behaviors.
    ⏺ Engaging students.
    ⏺ Designing activity, assessing it and follow-up.

    Teachers have different classroom management styles (ways they interact with students to reach their goals, level of teaching control and standards to engage with students)

    WHAT CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STYLE DO YOU HAVE?
    There are 4 styles: authoritarian, authoritative, laissez-faire and indifferent style.

    Answer these 12 questions to learn more about your classroom management style.

    • Read carefully the statements below.
    • Respond to each statement (use the scale below) based upon either actual or imagined classroom experience.
    • Then, follow the scoring instructions below.

    1 point Strongly Disagree
    2 points Disagree
    3 points Neutral
    4 points Agree
    5 points Strongly Agree

    (1) If a student is disruptive during class, I assign him/her to detention, without further discussion.
    (2) I don't want to impose any rules on my students.
    (3) The classroom must be quiet in order for students to learn.
    (4) I am concerned about both what my students learn and how they learn.
    (5) If a student turns in a late homework assignment, it is not my problem.
    (6) I don't want to reprimand a student because it might hurt his/her feelings.
    (7) Class preparation isn't worth the effort.
    (8) I always try to explain the reasons behind my rules and decisions.
    (9) I will not accept excuses from a student who is tardy.
    (10) The emotional well-being of my students is more important than classroom control.
    (11) My students understand that they can interrupt my lecture if they have a relevant question.
    (12) If a student requests to leave the room, I always honor the request.

    Then calculate your results separately for the following statements and write your scores.

    Your score for the statements 1, 3, and 9
    Your score for the statements 4, 8 and 11
    Your score for the statements 6, 10, and 12
    Your score for the statements 2, 5, and 7

    I will send the meanings for each score and the descriptions of each management style next week, so you have time to calculate and share your results here in replies 👐

  • Soooo let's look at your results and analyse your classroom managelent style.

    • Statements 4, 8 and 11 refer to the authoritative style.

    • Statements 6, 10, and 12 refer to the laissez-faire style.

    • Statements 2, 5, and 7 refer to the indifferent style.

    Your score for each management style can range from 3 to 15.
    A high score indicates a strong preference for that particular strategy. Once you’ve determined your profile, read the descriptions for each management style.
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  • Did you a little bit of yourself in each or are you more inclined to one management style?

    What management style do you usually use?

    What style is working the best in your opinion?

  • Classroom management style refers to the approach a teacher uses to establish and maintain order, engagement, and a positive learning environment within the classroom. It encompasses strategies for behavior management, organization, communication, and student interaction. Effective classroom management promotes a balance between structure and flexibility, fostering a supportive atmosphere where students feel respected, motivated, and encouraged to participate actively in their own learning journey.

    "Empowering students through engaging education, fostering environmental consciousness, and advancing scientific literacy. Committed to shaping future leaders in Life and Earth Sciences."

  • @Bousl2336873cb4 have you had a chance to take a test? 🙂

    What management style do you usually use?

  • As a life and earth sciences teacher in Tunisia, implementing a student-centered management style could prove highly effective. By placing emphasis on student autonomy, collaboration, and inquiry-based learning, you can empower your students to take ownership of their education. Encourage active participation through hands-on experiments, group discussions, and research projects that relate directly to their lives and environment. Foster a classroom culture where curiosity is celebrated, and where students feel comfortable exploring scientific concepts through exploration and discovery. By nurturing their intrinsic motivation and curiosity, you can create a dynamic learning environment that not only enhances their understanding of life and earth sciences but also instills a lifelong passion for learning.

    "Empowering students through engaging education, fostering environmental consciousness, and advancing scientific literacy. Committed to shaping future leaders in Life and Earth Sciences."

  • @Ana_moderator

    What a nice test! makes me made a great reflection.

    In my classroom, I implement an authoritarian management style, particularly with my students with autism. I establish clear rules and maintain high expectations, ensuring that the environment remains orderly and controlled. This approach helps to create a structured and predictable environment, which can be beneficial for my students with autism as it provides them with a clear framework of what is expected. However, I am aware that this method might not fully address their unique needs for emotional support and individualized communication. While this structure can help reduce anxiety for some, I also strive to balance it with understanding and adaptability to ensure all students can thrive.

  • @BRYANb8875625e5 Great that you found this useful! I understand that in your specific situation, the needs of your students require such an approach. I believe this test was created with a more general approach in mind, but I appreciate that you have brought this to my attention.

  • @Ana_moderator

    Thank you for this kind of topic-