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Classroom observation: Teacher's style of management, How the teacher interacts with students, Classroom set-up and more...

A. Teacher's style of management
b. How the teacher interacts with students
c. Classroom set-up
d. Examples and incidents of mutual respect
e. Preventive procedures and activities
If possible, interview the classroom teacher and ask the following questions:
a. What discipline model is used in the classroom and school?
b. How does the teacher deal with the parent/guardian of a disruptive child?
8. If you choose to conduct a brief activity, especially consider the classroom management issues involved. Prepare a 700-1050-word reflective paper on the experience. The reflection should include your consideration of classroom management issues, and any you may have dealt with and how.

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Hi,
I'll try to answer based upon some of the teaching I've done and observed.

a. Style:
Professional, but also relaxed with the students. Students obviously respect her, and when she is speaking if they are disruptive, she stops speaking and looks at the students. They will say, "Oh I'm sorry" or "We'll be quiet now." Then, smiles are exchanged. The teacher does joke with the students a bit, and the students appreciate that. The students seem to really like her obvious respect for their ideas and thoughts, as well as the way she treats them with kindness. She obviously has expectations for good behavior, but is not strict or demeaning.

b. Interaction:
The teacher led a discussion and made sure that all students participated. She did not rely only on the ones that rose their hands. She either called on other students or had peers ask other peers to speak. She always found something valuable out of what the students said. If the student obviously did not read the material assigned, she simply said, "Well, looks like someone needs to catch up on their reading!" Or, "You ...

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"If the student obviously did not read the material assigned, she simply said, "Well, looks like someone needs to catch up on their reading!" Or, "You better pay attention today so..."

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