What’s the Secret to Effective Classroom Management?

Posted on April 04, 2011

Social rule structures eventually rest on one of two things: trust or fear. When the rules are based on trust, cheapest students feel freer to participate; problem-based learning can thrive, see versus learning focused on getting the one right answer; students can challenge prevailing wisdom, ask questions, and disagree safely with one another. Students can co-create classroom management rules because they want to be there and they want the classroom to be engaging and work well. When fear predominates, classrooms can look orderly on the surface, but it is the order of prison. “Underground,” perhaps, there is rebellion. Sometimes there is also overt misbehavior, to express frustration or even get oneself put out of the noxious environment. Read more HERE>

Author: Maurice Elias