Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Classroom Management

During my daily feed-reading session, I came across Dan Meyer's cool vlogs. The one below on classroom management hit home. My reflex is, fortunately, decidedly *not* to lay down the law, (which carries its own problems). But the analogy to the first-year cop is spot-on. I was lucky to be in a teacher prep program, and to have a cooperating teacher, who taught me that an ethic of care goes hand-in-hand with classroom management. Nonetheless, it often seems, at the beginning, that you are teetering on the Tipping Point into Chaos and the state of You'll-Never-Get-The-Class-Back-Now! Thankfully, I've never had a "bad kid", and of course: there's no such student. (Knock on wood.)

On a tangential issue: I am a little miffed at Mr. Meyer, seeing as that I do like cop shows a lot and would likely enjoy The Wired. Will likely enjoy it, since I added it to an already prallgefüllt Netflix queue. And I don't have the time!


dy/av : 006 : carver's classroom management from Dan Meyer on Vimeo.

4 comments:

Classroom said...

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Sandy H. said...

Thank you for sharing this video and your insights. As a student-teacher, one of my biggest concerns is classroom management. I have not encountered any problems in my Mentor Teacher's classroom, but that is due to the culture he has created. However, your post left me wondering--how does one go about building "caring discipline" into the classroom? What does that look like? And what do you do when the Tipping Point into Chaos slips all the way into chaos and you reach You'll-Never-Get-The-Class-Back-Now status?

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