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Imagine you are preparing for your first semester at an elementary school in your home district where you will be teaching a sixth-grade class, and you were assigned a homeroom. You are well-aware that classroom management is one of the biggest challenges for a new teacher, and you are planning ahead of time how you will apply what you have learned about enforcing desired behavior and establishing rules and procedures with students.

Part 1: Classroom Management Models

Research various classroom management models and theories.

Create a visual organizer that compares at least 2 different models/theories and includes the following:

  • Name of model
  • Model description
  • Theorist
  • How each model functions in the classroom
  • How each model promotes appropriate behavior
  • How each model is used to create a positive learning environment
  • Part 2: Classroom Expectations

    Create a table that lists routines and procedures students will be expected to follow in your classroom. Include the following routines and procedures:

  • Entering the classroom
  • Exiting the classroom
  • Turning in assignments
  • Obtaining materials
  • Going to the restroom
  • Getting out of their seat
  • Checking devices in and out 
  • Include the following information/columns for each routine or procedure:
  • Steps for accomplishing the routine or procedure
  • Consequences for not following the routine or procedure
  • Method for teaching the routine or procedure
  • Consider the roles in which students’ diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, abilities, developmental levels, and skills might have on your plan as you formulate your responses.

    Part 3: Analysis


    Choose 3 of the routines or procedures listed in your table from Part 2 that you believe are most important, and write a 260- to 350-word analysis that addresses the following questions:

  • Why are these routines or procedures critical to your success in the classroom?
  • What classroom management model(s) do these routines and procedures follow?
  • How will these routines or procedures promote student engagement?
  • From a legal and ethical standpoint, why is it important to have routines and procedures in place?
  • How did you consider the diversity of your students when creating and communicating expectations?
  • What impact do preparation and instructional planning have on whether students follow these routines and procedures?
  • Compile your visual organizer, table, and analysis into one document for submission.

    Cite your sources according to APA guidelines.