Philosophical Statement:

Describes your beliefs about classroom management, and is reinforced with a description of what you believe to be your teaching philosophy and approach, and how this related to your choice of theory and/or program. Room Arrangement Map(s): Includes different types of activities that pertain to room arrangement, along with a room layout diagram with: student seating arrangement, teacher desk, resources, and displays. Provides a rationale for your choice of arrangement(s), along with and a description of activities conducted in each part of the room. Classroom Rules/Norms: How are they determined? What might they include? How are they communicated to students, parents, and administrators? Classroom Procedures: How will you begin and end class days/periods? How will you plan for transitions/interruptions? What instructional strategies will you use that may require specific rules and procedures, and how will you implement these? Differentiation for Special Populations (learning disabilities, ESL, gifted/talented, etc.): Describe how you intend to encourage and respond to all students, regardless of ability. What techniques are you going to use to maximize the effectiveness of your classroom management? Student Roles in Classroom Management: What steps or initiatives will you utilize in order to involve students in managing the classroom? Explain how you will encourage student involvement and connectedness. APA and Course Guidelines Followed (see p. 4 for “General Guidelines”)




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