• 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)

    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?