Mrs. Elton’s Classroom ManagementPlan
The following plan explains my philosophy and expectations for my classes. I will refer to this plan throughout the year to help me make decisions as I work with my students.
My philosophy about education and learning is that I am responsible for working with all students to create an environment where students feel safe, students are provided with learning opportunities that help them gain understanding, students find success and students feel like they are part of a community.
My goals are to help all students grow in their understanding of math principles, feel confident of their abilities, and graduate from high school.
I will treat students with respect and get to know them on a personal level. This will lead to some thoughtful conversations and greater understanding of where each child is coming from. If there is a need for discipline, I will establish why they are acting out and work with them to find a solution.
I plan to follow this plan to create a classroom that fosters learning and respect for one another.
School Policies and Procedures
While I have my own specific set of guidelines for my class, I will defer to school policy in most situations.
1. Discuss Expectations: On the first day of class, and as necessary throughout the year, I will review my set of expectations with my students. Students need to be aware of my expectations in order to know what to expect.
2. Treat students with respect: I will treat my students as adults, and I will show my respect by speaking to them as I would like them to speak to me. If a student behaves in a way that does not earn them my respect, I will attempt to work with them to correct the problem.
3. Create a positive environment: I will create an atmosphere where students feel welcome and know that education is important. Learning needs to be a priority while trying to keep things fun and interesting.
4. Encourage participation: I will encourage all students to participate by answering at least one question each day. Students will be expected to try each practice problem, so they can ask questions before getting the assignment about concepts that are still not making sense. Keeping students engaged in the lesson and focused on what we are learning will help them to feel comfortable with the lesson and comfortable asking questions.
1. Be Respectful: All students need to show respect to each other, the teacher, their belongings and those of others. When there is a difference of opinion, a rational discussion will be encouraged, however, name calling and foul language will not be tolerated.
2. Be Prepared: This applies to a number of situations. For example, when you come to class, have all your materials. If you forget your work at home, let me know and we will come up with a plan. Be ready for assessments by studying for them and having all assignments completed on time. Use the restrooms during breaks between classes, so you won’t miss class time.
3. Do what is right: If you don’t complete your homework, don’t resort to copying or turning in someone else’s work. I expect all students to turn in their own work, except on group projects. If cell phones are not allowed, do not use them secretly during class. If you hear a rumor about someone, don’t repeat it. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
4. Do your best: Do your best to focus on the lesson during class. Do your best to understand,ask questions and complete each assignment to the best of your abilities. Just getting by is not a good idea. Do your best to be on time, not miss class or get behind. Do your best to not disrupt class or the learning of others.
The list above represents what I expect my students to follow. When students don’t follow these, I will discuss the issue with the student. If it continues to be a problem, I will contact the parent and/or principal to discuss a solution with the student. There may be times when a detention or suspension is issued according to the school’s plan.