Tagged: Classroom Environment

Creating an environment of respect and rapport in the classroom and the strategies to achieve this: setting and maintaining expectations of behaviour, classroom routines, physical layout of the class, and consequences for misbehaviour.

Class Environment and Management Reflection

This post is a reflection on my strategies for classroom environment and management (Domain 1) for the American School Foundation of Monterrey Track 1 project. Managing the classroom environment to create a respectful, positive and welcoming place to learn is one of my priorities as a teacher. While some elements of this (e.g. relating positively to students) have come naturally, others (e.g. keeping a Gr 9 class on task for 60 minutes) have been a struggle. […]

Semester 2 Management Plan

Semester 2 Management Plan A couple days ago I sat down with our instructional coach, Mel, to update my classroom management plan for the start of Semester 2. I am aiming to improve my...

My classroom after one month

Isn’t it lovely? I have the students set up in groups of three, roughly facing the front but also inclined towards each other. Some of the students don’t seem to like the desks facing...

New classes at ASFM: Student expectations

I had my Grade 9 and 11 classes submit surveys through Socrative, an online tool for quickly collecting student feedback or answers, on their expectations of me and each other for the year. They...

New classes at ASFM: my expectations

I have thought quite a bit about how to outline my expectations for students at the beginning of this school year. I want my expectations to be simple and straightforward, to express my core...