Due: Friday, 11/03/2023
By the end of this phase, you will have developed a professional portfolio to not only showcase your work but also to assist you in getting organized and establishing your credibility. The third piece that you will include in your portfolio is about classroom management and instructional engagement. You will have two options but only choose one to do.
Option 1: Writing a reflection on your practice on Classroom Management and Instructional Engagement.
Utilize the questions below to guide your reflective writing:
– Are there consistent challenges you face in classroom management, and how might you approach them differently?
– What strategies are you employing to address disruptive behaviors, and how effective have they been?
– How do you ensure that every student feels safe, respected, and valued in your classroom?
– How often do you vary your teaching methods to cater to different learning styles within your classroom?
– Which instructional strategies have proven most effective in engaging your students, and why do you think they work?
– In what ways do you incorporate student feedback or suggestions to improve engagement in your lessons?
Option 2: Provide a sample of your practice of classroom management and instructional engagement
Ensure to include at least 3 of the following components in your submission:
– Classroom Expectations: Clearly defined rules and behavioral expectations, co-created with students when possible. This can include guidelines on respect, listening, participation, and safety.
– Routine and Structure: A well-laid out daily or weekly routine, ensuring predictability and smooth transitions between activities.
– Behavioral Interventions: Strategies for addressing disruptive behaviors, possibly tiered based on the severity and frequency of disruptions. This can range from non-verbal cues to more structured interventions.
– Positive Reinforcement: Methods for recognizing and rewarding positive behavior, such as praise, points systems, or classroom privileges.
– Communication Methods: Clear strategies for communicating with students individually and as a group, as well as methods for effective parent or guardian communication.
– Real-world Applications: Incorporating examples, case studies, or projects that connect the curriculum to real-world scenarios or students’ personal interests.
– Student Voice and Choice: Opportunities for students to have input in their learning, possibly through choice boards, project topics, or discussion themes.
– Technology Integration: Utilizing educational technology tools that can increase student engagement and cater to the digital natives of today.
– Feedback Mechanisms: Strategies for providing timely, constructive feedback and methods for students to provide feedback on lessons or activities.