Setting the basics in place to make for an empowering classroom experience.
The fundamentals of the classroom are entrenched in classroom management and planning. More specifically, classroom management is one of the first few things to think about when starting the year. It covers behaviour, routines, structures, and just about anything else that makes the classroom run smoothly, ensuring that all our students are able to follow along. On a broader level, it means thinking about the behaviour and culture of the classroom, which sets the tone for how everything unfolds, or rather, how everything falls apart.
At the same time, teaching, as a field, also requires a lot of planning that occurs behind the scenes to make each lesson solid from start to finish. The long term plan is one of the most essential guides to making the year more carefully planned, in addition to thinking about grading and homework structures. There are several ways to plan a unit, but thematic units are one of the best ways to move forward, especially for the language arts, although math units and science units also follow a similar process. Then, we delve into lesson plans, following the I Do, We Do, You Do approach along with other ways to plan and execute lessons in the classroom.