Educating kids in the classroom setting isn’t an easy task. Without a classroom management system in place, though, it’s becomes nearly impossible. Check out the following six reasons why classroom management systems should be the primary focus for new teachers.
Effective Classroom Management = Increase Engagement with Students
By having an effective classroom management system in place, teachers have the ability to engage with students instead of always dealing with negative or interfering behaviors. When teachers have to spend their time dealing with behavior, it takes away from student engagement. It takes away from teacher engagement as well. And, it takes away from the time teachers can use to actually teach kids.
Strong Classroom Management Allows for Effective Teaching
Curriculum, content, and effective teacher trainings are really only as good as the time allows. Without classroom management in place, you won’t have time to utilize even the best teaching interventions or curriculum. It makes it very hard to be a good teacher. And, it makes it hard to use all of that information you learned in your education or teacher programs.
It doesn’t have to be that way. By implementing a strong classroom management system you’ll become a more effective teacher.
Of course, there’s always those teachers that say, “Well, that’s not my thing. I don’t want to deal with classroom management because I want to spend my time teaching.” But, without that classroom management system in place, you won’t have the chance to spend your time teaching. Put the time in at the forefront, and you’ll be happily educating your students for years to come.
Classroom Management Systems = Strong Classroom Communities
Strong classroom community is built on the foundation of an effective classroom management system. Why? Because those systems are designed around positives which means that you are building up the community as a whole. You’re:
- teaching kids to take responsibility for their own behaviors.
- teaching the entire class to be responsible for themselves as well as each other.
- building positive self-esteem.
- increasing that positive feeling toward each other and towards you and your classroom.
Kids do better in the structure that a classroom management system provides. They are able to learn more effectively and that community becomes stronger.
Classroom Management Systems Increase Learning Ability
Implementing a classroom management system allows for all students to learn making it especially critical. The system is in place not only for the kids who are “acting up,” but to provide structure so that all kids can learn. That means that all kids are in an environment that is conducive to receiving the best education possible.
Classroom Management Systems Prevent Teacher Burnout
A strong classroom management system prevents teacher burnout and this is so, so important. If you’re constantly dealing with behaviors in your classroom all day, you’ll burn out quickly. That’s just the reality.
Classroom behavior one of the top three complaints that teachers have about their jobs. Chasing behaviors is tiring. A strong classroom management system allows you to mitigate a lot of those behaviors. So, the more time you spend at the beginning ensuring your system is working – the better off you’ll be.
Classroom Management Systems Make Teaching and Learning Fun
It’s true! When everyone understands what’s expected of them and the environment is positive, teaching becomes more fun and learning does, too!
Many teachers will say, “I got into teaching to teach, not deal with behavior.” And the truth is that the more emphasis you put on that classroom management system at the beginning, the less time you have to deal with behavior. Kids have more fun in a structured learning environment than they do when it’s all over the place. That means that the behaviors will (for the most part) stay at bay.
Expert Tip: Time put it at the beginning of the year to get your classroom management set up is NOT lost time. Rather, it’s time well spent! Any time you “lose” teaching your students the system will be made up by not having to deal with student behaviors all school year long.