Lab Number One-Management

Why do class management and effective teaching go hand in hand throughout every day of teaching?
       They go hand in hand because you cannot be an effective teacher if you have bad classroom management. Children in classroom settings need structure and an everyday routine or else they do not know what do, and that effects their learning capabilities.

Why should your list of rules be short and positive?
       Children do not have long attention spans. When making rules, if you keep the list short they will most likely be able to remember them and re-call them when asked. Also, if you concentrate on the positives, children will not be afraid in your class. I remember having a teacher and all her rules started with Do Not Do This... One of the worst classroom experiences ever, I was to afraid to do anything for being scared of being punished.

List three reasons why students enjoy the squad square structure as well as three reasons why teachers benefit from employing the squad square structure for management?
   Students: They know where to go, social interaction, puts them into teams so it gets rid of the torture of picking teams.
  Teachers: Students can't hide-therefor gets rid of some misbehaving, can take attendance easier, can engage all the students at once.

 What common elements do all of the activities in this management lab share?
      They all involve organizing students and keeping track of students, without the students being aware that they are being kept organized. Also, it teaches students new concepts while playing games. Teaching through the physical.

How is the affective domain addressed in this lesson? How is the psychomotor domain addressed in this lesson? How is the cognitive domain addressed in this lesson?
    The affective domain is addressed by teaching the students about personal space and how to respect other students personal space. The psychomotor domain is addressed by keeping the students physically active with different motor skills such as skipping, running, galloping while doing different activities. The cognitive domain is addressed by teaching students new concepts, such as the definition of personal space and general space, and the difference between the two. 

Fnd another class room management activity:
      I know that at the summer camp I work with, when picking teams we have the kids play rock paper scissor shoot, then divide the winners from the losers then have them play again with winners vs winners and losers vs loser. Then we have them play again winners vs. winners of that round vs. losers vs. loser of that around until they are separated into four teams.  This mixes the kids up so that they are not just with kids that they are friends with, or that are all on the same skill level. It is also more fun than having a counselor stand there and count them off by fours.

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