• 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-

  • @Ana_moderator said in TEST What is your classroom management style?:

    What management style do you usually use?

    As a elementary math teacher, I tried many teaching approaches . Some are successfully impressed pupils like assign group projects . Some of my approaches are not much effective, especially make math concepts using materials , books and worksheets. Create a supportive and engaging classroom environment that can thrive academically and develop a positive attitude towards mathematics is not that easy because all students are different in their way.

  • @Ana_moderator
    I combine few strategies to create a conducive learning environment in math lessons that supports student engagement, participation, and achievement. The first thing is plan an interactive and hands-on activities that encourage active participation among students. Regularly use positive reinforcement techniques like give rewards, praise, encouragements to acknowledge students' efforts, correct answers, and participation.

  • @Ana_moderator
    Hello Anna,
    The appropriate choice of classroom management style is very important for the educator as it will enhance the teaching and learning process. Due to the fact that im working in a ZEP institution, I normally embed an authoritative management style in my classroom. I find it more relevant compared to the laissez faire, authoritarian and indifferent management style because it helps me create a positive relationship with my students. I want to highlight that my students come from a marginalized region and they face various learning difficulties. Integrating an authoritative management style enables me to cater for their diverse learning needs as well as provide pastoral care to them. This approach also promotes student's participation in the classroom, I normally emphasized on the students centered approach. Everyone irrespective of their disabilities is given equal chance of participating in the teaching and learning process. Most important I prompt my students to give feedbacks during the explanation and evaluation phase. As a result, remedial work is conducted.

  • @Housna said in TEST What is your classroom management style?:

    Due to the fact that im working in a ZEP institution, I normally embed an authoritative management style in my classroom.

    Yes, I absolutely agree with you, that in your specific situations, the needs of your students require such an approach. It is, in some ways, similar to what Bryan mentioned above.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  • Being a primary school teacher, I believe my classroom is a blend of Authoritarian and Authoritative styles. At times I have to keep them focused and attentive to the lesson presentations but when it comes to engage them to the group work / peer work I have to switch to the authoritative style.
    first half of my lesson being authoritarian teacher helps me in keeping the students focused and second half of my lesson being authoritative teacher helps me in giving my students liberty of speaking, discussing and collaborating.

  • Hello Housna

    Exactly;an appropriate classroom management style is crucial for the educator as it significantly improves the teaching and learning process. Effective classroom management creates an environment conducive to learning, reduces distractions and disruptive behaviors, and allows students to focus on educational activities. By establishing clear rules, well-defined routines, and high expectations, the educator can foster a climate of respect and collaboration. This not only optimizes instructional time but also addresses the individual needs of students, thereby enhancing their engagement and academic success.
    Chokri

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

  • @Ana_moderator
    In my teaching experiences , I used both an authoritative teaching style and authoritarian style. At the beginning of my teaching, I am very strict with my rules. But , later on I implement the authoritative style and just give priority to their movements and their ideas. So, students take opportunity and misuse the freedom that I give. So, I went back to the authoritarian style of current year students . My teaching style depends on the students' attitude.

  • @imranmemon
    To effectively manage a primary school classroom, it's crucial to establish clear routines and specific expectations from the outset of the school year. By fostering a climate of respect and inclusion where each student feels heard and valued, the foundation for a harmonious community is laid. Positive behavior management, including reinforcements and redirection strategies, encourages positive behaviors while teaching responsibility. Varied teaching methods cater to different learning styles and building positive relationships with students enhances engagement and motivation. Lastly, open communication with students and their families, along with efficient management of time and classroom space, completes a comprehensive approach that promotes a supportive and enriching learning environment for all students.
    Best regards from Tunisia
    Chokri

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