benchmark – my personal classroom management plan
Your personal classroom management plan is the cornerstone for the structure of your classroom environment. The tone of your classroom environment is reflected in your professional communication with students, families, and colleagues. It is also reflected in your management, engagement, and instructional strategies. It is imperative for you to have an understanding of how you wish to structure the students’ learning environment and how you plan to communicate these decisions with stakeholders.
For this benchmark assignment, you will revise your comprehensive classroom management plan
based on the feedback you received in your previous assignments. Consider all you have learned throughout this course, including the interaction you have had with classmates and current educators in the field. Sections 7 and 8 will be added to your classroom management plan.
Your classroom management plan should consist of the following sections:
- Professionalism – Based on the feedback you received from your peers, revise your statement on professionalism.
- Student Engagement Strategies – Based on the feedback you received from your peers, revise your statement on student engagement.
- My Philosophy of Classroom Management – Based on the feedback you received from your peers, revise your philosophy of classroom management.
- Classroom Procedures – Based on the feedback you received from your peers, revise your procedures and rationale.
- Rules, Consequences, and Reward System – Based on the feedback you received from your peers, revise your lists of rules, consequences and rewards and your rationale.
- Classroom Arrangement and Cooperative Learning – Based on the feedback you received from your instructor and peers, revise your classroom arrangement and your classroom arrangement rationale explaining how effective classroom arrangement maximizes classroom time and space. Include an explanation of how the physical learning environment and cooperative learning groups work together to actively engage students and foster respectful and safe communication .
- Communication with Families – Write a 250-500 word email to the families of your future students in which you introduce yourself. Include your professional background and provide a brief overview of your teaching philosophy. Identify three ways you will communicate with the families to establish open communication. Explain why it is important to maintain a positive, collaborative relationship to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical growth, and well-being of students.
- Classroom Management Evaluation: Write a 250-500 word evaluation of the effects of professional decisions and actions on students, families, and other professionals in the learning community. Explain how you will actively seek input from families, peers, and the community to grow professionally and improve classroom management. Include a summary of legal obligations in responding to student behavior and equity that you have read during your research.
- Reflection: In 150-200 words, review the feedback you received from your peers and instructor on your classroom management plan. What feedback did you incorporate into your final plan? What feedback did you choose not to incorporation? Why?
Include a title page, table of contents page, and all resources you used to create your classroom management plan.
Download your peers’ feedback comments from the CLC Forum to a Word document and submit with your Classroom Management Plan.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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College of Education (COE) program competencies and national standards assessed in the benchmark assignment:
Create a classroom management plan to establish a learning environment that maintains students’ attention by actively engaging students in managing resources of time and space, and fostering respectful ways of communication and safe interactions through the inclusion of expectations, values, and routines. [ACEI 1.0; CEC 2.2, ISCI.2.K2, ISCI.2.S11, IGC.2.K2, IGC.5.K8, InTASC 3(k),3(d), 3(e), 3(f), 3(i), 3(l), 3(q); GCU Mission Critical 1, 2]
Continually evaluate the effects of professional decisions and actions on students, families and other professionals in the learning community and actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally and align practices with laws related to educational equity. [ACEI 5.2; CEC 6.4, ISCI.6.S11, InTASC 9(a), 9(b), 9(c),9(d), 9(e), 9(j), 9(k); ISTE-T 4b, 4d, 5a, 5c; GCU Mission Critical 2, 3, 5]
Establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with families, school colleagues, other professionals, and agencies in the larger community to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical growth and well-being of children. [ACEI 5.3; CEC 4.3, 7.1, 7.3, ICSI.5.S2, ISCI.7.K2, ISCI.7.K4, ISCI.7.S2,ISCI.7.S3, ISCI.7.S4, ISCI.7.S5, ISCI.7.S6, InTASC 1(c), 1(k), 1(j), 10(a), 10(b), 10(d), 10(e), 10(f), 10(i), 10(j), 10(k), 10(n), 10(o), 10(q), 10(r); ISTE-T 3b, 3c,5b, 5d; GCU Mission Critical 1, 5]