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Philosophy of Classroom Engagement and Management Assingment Michael Santana
Grand Canyon University: EDU 536

My Philosophy for classroom engagement and management revolves around student interaction and establishing a strong curriculum that helps student’s grow in knowledge. In addition, rules of the classroom will be laid out early and apply to everyone in the classroom. The expectations of the classroom will be labeled and displayed where all students and teachers can see. The teacher as a facilitator is very important. The teacher is responsible for the overall atmosphere of the class and is the key contributor and monitor for classroom discussions. It is the teacher’s role to bring discussions back on topic when they digress as well as offer stimulating discussion topics when none are presented. The teacher should encourage participation and always remain positive in regards to feedback (Jones, F., 1987). The teacher should be able to receive constructive criticism and use it to continually change to better facilitate learning. Overall facilitation relies on a set of skills and knowledge that can be used to encourage individuals to come together to complete work (Thomas, G. 2004). The teacher should instill an incentive system to teach students about cooperation that gives the student’s time during the class to partake in learning games that are fun and active but still gives adequate instruction. In addition, using omission techniques for those students who misbehave (Jones, F., 1987). The teacher overall should have the ability to communicate in an effective manner and be firm, fair, and consistent in disciplining (Charles, C., 2011).
The teacher’s role as an instructor is equally important when engaging and managing students. The teacher must instruct the students on the rules of the classroom in such a way to ensure that all…...

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