Classroom Management and Discipline Assignment
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Running head: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTClassroom management and disciplineName of the student:Name of the university:Author note:
1CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTAbstractReflective practice refers to the process of self-evaluation and self-observation that helps in identifying own strengths and weaknessesso that changes can be brought about for professional development. By collection of valuable information on the classroomenvironment and alignment of own education delivery standard with the needs of the learners, one can successfully highlight flawsand developmental need. It acts as a means of professional development to a great extent. Reflection might be a response to anychallenge encountered while in a classroom setting. It is advisable that one creates an action plan based on reflection so that outcomescan be achieved better. The present paper reflects on the interconnection between reflective practice and professional development.The three key areas that are the focus of the paper are classroom management, assessments and personal and social development. Thepaper highlights own understanding of critical reflection. A detailed action plan is then outlined that would address the three areas ofdevelopment.
2CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTIntroductionProfessional development and reflection go hand-in-hand, as pointed out by educators from different domains. Critical reflection hasbeen thought to have the quality of teaching an individual what needs to be done for better performance in coming time. Planning,implementation and evaluation of professional actions are guided by reflective practice, helping the individual to achieve the set goalsand objectives. A wide host of advantages of reflective practice have emerged time and again in literature. It aids the educator to bemore steward, who understands the standards of professional conduct outlined in different rule books and abide by them (Oversby etal., 2013). The present paper considers a discussion of the implications for development of professional practice in the context ofpresent professional standards and current views of professionalism. Relevant literature forms the basis of this paper that leads to aprogramme of professional development that is presented in the form of an action plan. The three development needs identified areclassroom management, assessments and personal and social development. The paper is divided into two sections- understanding ofreflection and the action plan based on the previous formative assessment.Understanding of reflectionA rich pool of literature indicates the prime importance of reflection in ongoing education and professional development in almost alldomains, including management studies. The prominent role of reflection has been recognised by distinct scholars who state thatundertaking refection of own practice plays an important role in classroom decision making. Reflection is the system of decisionmaking that entails changes in practice. It adds to the individual’s knowledge body for application in case of future decisions.
3CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTReflection involves a dominant phase of self-evaluation through critical analysis of decisions and their outcomes. Determining howeffectively they have contributed towards achievement of learning outcomes is noteworthy (Nicholls, 2014). Reflection can beperceived in multiple ways. One concept is that reflection is the process of undertaking an assessment of behaviour, situation,effectiveness, practices and accomplishments of the individual. It is a form of self-evaluation that involving persistent, active andcareful contemplation and inspection of the person’s beliefs, values and knowledge. The ultimate outcome is professional growth,development and increased understanding of the respective profession. Reflection always needs to be, deliberate, constructive and it isimperative that it is done regularly. The perception of reflective practice was introduced by Donald Schon in the year 1987 whothought of it as the refinement of an individual’s talent in a particular discipline. He recommended refection to be away for educatorsto recognize consonance present between successful practitioners and themselves (Dixon et al., 2014).Reflection is the cycle of giving deliberate attention to own actions for the purpose of an expansion of opinions about own practice.Decisions made in the future on the basis of this are significantly better. The three stages can be distinctly differentiated from eachother. The first stage involves the analysis of the impacts of the strategies implemented. The second stage involves the assumptionsthat underpin the practice and the related consequences. The third stage involves questioning and examining the ethical and moraldimensions related to decision making in a classroom situation. Educational, technical and principled decisions are adjudged in thisprocess (Trorey, 2017).
4CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTThe basic elements of reflection are practical experience, meaningful knowledge and collaboration with peers. Practical experience isconsidered to be the basis for speedy learning. However, it is not possible to learn from the experiences if reflection is not there.Meaningful knowledge of theories of learning is crucial for meaningful and productive reflection. Collaboration with peers isimportant if the person aim to foster professional growth. The collaborative model augments personal reflections and gives significantsuggestions to students from peers. Reflecting on the aspects that went wrong in the classroom setting must have a good outcome asthe findings are to be used in future. Celebrating the areas of success and working on the areas of failure is essential. Reflection canreadily become the key to reach teaching heights in a matter of no time(Edwards et al., 2013).Experiences in the professional field would guide future practices when combined with reflection. For making experiences thestrengths of practice, this is important. The vision of knowledge base is to be increased with philosophical awareness. Mistakes can beeliminated while reflecting if philosophical views are there. Educational research and instructional resources are the other two aspectslinked with reflection. It is to be mentioned in here that reflective practice can be clearly defined on the basis of the concept of actionresearch. This is defined to be the comprehensive curriculum development tool that imbibes continuous feedback targeting particularproblems of students in a certain setting (Beauchamp, 2015). Action plans is the development portfolio that encourages theprofessionals to have a clear outlook about the goals and objectives that are to be achieved within a certain time frame. The learnerscan be encouraged to gather pieces of information related to each other on their professional learning. For achieving the goal, activities
5CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTare to be outlined in conjunct with each other and realistic steps are to be made ready for the same. With a robust action plan it islikely that the individual would achieve the goals.Areas identified for improvementAreas for ImprovementPlan of actionSourcesofInformation/EvidenceTimeframeOutcomesRoom management -The first and foremost thingfor classroom managementis to maintain the classroomenvironment.I think that the classroom setup creates a big effect onlearning of the student andhope that the classroom willbe a great environment for thestudents that will help thestudents to engage inclassroom discussions, criticalthinking and reflection.Having the desks of aclassroom in a circle willEvidence from classroom1 week for aclassroomI believe that the circularform of tables willencourage the discussionand by this method thestudents will learn fromeach other.
6CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTcreate a good environment.Providing sufficientsupplement materials forstudents.I will provide bookshelves inthe corner where the studentscan study and researchsupplemental to the coursebooks. There will be a coupleof PCs for doing the projectsand reports additionallyutilization of uses to displayreports to the class (i.e.PowerPoint). The studentswill likewise approach thecomputer lab in the schoolwhere they will be able tolearn social examinations andadditionally innovation byNotes from classroomobservation.1-3 weeksThis will help to educatethe students byencouragingacomprehensive process oflearning which I willendeavour.
7CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTincorporating the lessons.Iwould be a better person whowould be able to remain calmand composed in tensesituations.Findingsresolutions to issues wouldnot be a problem anymore as Iwould be able to handlematters more tactfully.1.Questioning strategies anddifferentiation during theinstruction∗To maintain thestrategies which areused are not effectivelyeliciting the proof of theunderstanding of the∗I have to implement thestrategies to obtain theunderstanding level of theNotes from classroomobservations conducted;Results of Student GrowthObjective and post-assessments reviewed bythe teacherFour – 8 weeksInstruction in the subjectComponents: UsingAssessment in Instruction