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Classroom Management Plan: Early Childhool Program

Create a developmentally appropriate classroom management plan for a selected age level within the early childhood program. Your plan should reflect your individual personality, teaching style, and philosophy of education. It should also reflect your ability to synthesize the knowledge and insights gained from the readings, research, and discussions to define your goals as an early childhood education classroom manager.

Your plan should include:
1. A philosophical statement on your beliefs about classroom management. This should include a description of what you believe to be your teaching style.

2. Classroom Design Description

This section must include:

A description of and rationale for the climate you intend to create and nurture in your classroom. Be sure to include the age range/level of the students (i.e. 4-5 year olds, pre-K program).

A description and rationale for the logistics of the classroom - furniture arrangement, seating arrangements, storage of materials, use of wall space, control of environmental factors, etc.

You may include a map to illustrate your classroom arrangement if you wish.

3. Classroom Expectations

How are classroom rules created? What might they include? How are they communicated to students, parents, and administrators?

4. Classroom Procedures

How will curriculum be selected? How are lessons structured? How do they start and finish? How will technology fit into your plan? How will you adapt educational activities to meet the needs of young children with diverse backgrounds? How will student learning/progress be assessed?

5. Child Guidance

What strategies and techniques will you use to use to promote self-discipline in young children? How will you communicate with parents and other family members?

6. Conclusion

Statement of how your plan reflects a positive learning environment that is developmentally appropriate.

b. Introduction of the topic
c. Classroom Management Plan
1. A philosophical statement on your beliefs about classroom management. This should include a description of what you believe to be your teaching style.

2. Classroom Design Description

This section must include:

A description of and rationale for the climate you intend to create and nurture in your classroom.

A description and rationale for the logistics of the classroom - furniture arrangement, seating arrangements, storage of materials, use of wall space, control of environmental factors, etc.

You may include a map to illustrate your classroom arrangement if you wish.

3. Classroom Expectations

How are rules arrived at? What might they include? How are they communicated to students, parents, and administrators?

4. Classroom Procedures

How will curriculum be selected? How are lessons structured? How do they start and finish? How will technology fit into your plan? How will you adapt educational activities to meet the needs of young children with diverse backgrounds? How will student learning/progress be assessed?

5. Child Guidance

What strategies and techniques will you use to use to promote self-discipline in young children? How will you communicate with parents and other family members?

6. Conclusion
Statement of how your plan reflects the principles outlined in this course.

Solution Preview

Interestingly, I completed the exact same assignment as an undergrad. After over a decade of actual classroom experience, I feel this is a important assignment, as it gives you the opportunity make preparations for your future classroom. I hope my thoughts and suggestions help you in thinking about your own ideas and plans for the beginning of your career and your first classroom!

1. A philosophical statement on your beliefs about classroom management. This should include a description of what you believe to be your teaching style.

This statement should reflect what you believe to be the most important reason you decided to teach. Ideas include: to inspire children, to show compassion, to prepare the future leaders of (your country), etc. You should also include your teaching style. What is your role? Do you see yourself as more of a coach? A facilitator? A demonstrator? An expert? A delegator? You do not have to limit yourself to one. However, I would recommend focusing on 1 or 2 for this, keeping the age group in mind. Choosing too many appears non-committal and might give the impression you think you can be everything to everybody. Realistically, select the one(s) most important to you, and your true passion will shine through in your statement (and in your job interviews!).

2. Classroom Design Description

When envisioning your future classroom, most people tend to focus on appearances. Physical setup is important, but ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides excellent ideas for a classroom management plan. It is geared toward early childhood, but is helpful for all grade levels. It addresses philosophy, room design, procedures, and more.

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