Classroom Management

Classroom Management

In the multigrade classroom, classroom management is imperative! Good classroom management helps both the teacher and the students by laying out specific and appropriate procedures that helps students know what to do thus allowing teachers to focus on working with students.

This section of the website will focus on the unique needs of managing a  multigrade classroom and will give you suggestions and examples of procedures used successfully by other multigrade teachers. Remember, procedures are routines that need to be taught so that students know what is expected.

Creating and implementing classroom procedures is the key to achieving a positive classroom environment. Procedures are routines that need to be taught so that students know what is expected. In addition to arranging the room and practicing moving into groups, students can be involved in discussing the rationale for establishing other procedures to govern their classroom. Remember, the key to effective procedures is consistency.

However, if a procedure doesn’t work, it should be discussed and changed. If a procedure is necessary it should be enforced.

Effective teachers know what activities need to be done and have worked out the procedures for each of them. These procedures should be posted or handed out to the students at the beginning of the school year. Teachers should teach the procedures verbally and post them.

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Lifeline: A Handbook for Small School Success

 

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North American Division
Small School Survival Guide

Summer Committee

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Classroom Management & Organization

Multigrade Workshop

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Pacific Union Conference

Martha Havens, Associate Director of Elementary

A cookbook approach for success with classroom management and organization. Helpful to the multigrade teacher, the new teacher and other educators, who want to fine tune what they already do—developing students to truly be independent and successful learners.

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Creating a Climate For Learning

Teacher Bulletin Resource

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A Class of Positive Behavior

Teacher Bulletin Resource

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