Module One - Classroom Management

Overview: This first module looks at an issue that almost all new teachers will struggle with from time to time in Classroom Management.
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In this first module you will be getting the participants acquainted with the BT Matters program, the personnel involved with the program, and their fellow participants. Then you will jump into the first core content topic, Classroom Management.

Objectives for this Module include:

  • Gain an overview of the BT Matters Project Design
  • Determine your classroom management style and the implication to change yourself to adapt to the needs of your learners
  • Consider how physical space, routines, and procedures proactively engage student learning
  • Understand how motivation serves as a foundation to build nurturing relationships with students
  • Consider how curriculum and instructional decisions influence classroom management
  • Discover resources within the school community and community at large
  • Begin to design a classroom management plan


Activites for Classroom Management Module

Overview - Activity 1 - Welcome
and Get to Know You

Activity One - Welcome and Overview (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity One - PowerPoint (PowerPoint File)


Overview - Activity 2 - Ice Breaker

Activity 2 - Ice Breaker (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 2 - PowerPoint (PowerPoint File)

Overview - Activity 3 - Program Overview

Activity 3 - Program Overview (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 3 - PowerPoint (PowerPoint File)

Application - Activity 1 - Teaching Styles Inventory

Activity 1 - Teaching Styles (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 1 - Teaching Styles Article (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 1 - Conflict Management Self Evaluation (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 1 - Survey Information (Adobe Acrobat File)

Application - Activity 2 - What Does This Say

Activity 2 - What Does This Say (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 2 - PowerPoint (PowerPoint File)

Application - Activity 3 - What If Scenarios

Activity 3 - What If Scenarios (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 3 -What If Scenario Cards (MS Word File)

Activity 3 -Routines, Procedures, Celebrations (MS Word File)


Application - Activity 4 - Motivation for Learning

Activity 4 - Motivation for Learning (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 4 -Motivation PowerPoint (MS PowerPoint File)


Community Connections -

Activity 1 - Community Connections (Adobe Acrobat File)


Conclusion - Activity 1 - Reflection

Activity 1 - Reflections Using Chart and Graphic (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 1 -Reflection Graphic (Adobe Acrobat File)


Conclusion - Activity 2 - Continuing the Conversation - Discussion

Activity 2 - Discussion Activity (Adobe Acrobat File)


Conclusion - Activity 3 - Exit Slips

Activity 3 - Exit Slips Instructions (Adobe Acrobat File)

Activity 3 -Exit Slips Handout (Adobe Acrobat File)



The below materials are all simliar to the above activitis but are combined into one complete module.


Facilitator Resources

M1.1 Welcome and Overview (PowerPoint File)

M1.2 Article - Grasha-Teaching Styles (PDF File)

M1.2 Motivation and Learning (PowerPoint File)

M1.2 Routines and Procedures (MS Word Doc.)

M1.2 Survey Information (PowerPoint File)

M1.2 What Does this Say? (PowerPoint File)

M1.2 What If Cards (MS Word File)

M1.4 Closing Comments Diagram (MS Word File)

M1.4 Exit Slip (MS Word File)

Participant Resources:

Participant Manual - Full Module - (In Adobe Acrobat Format)


Facilitator Resources:

Facilitator Guide - Full Module- (In Adobe Acrobat Format)



Additional Resources for Classroom Management

New Teacher Academy: Classroom Management - Blogger Lisa Dabbs looks at a framework for novice teachers in how to approach their first years.
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NEA Classroom Management Tools: Provides varied articles and tools to provide examples and helpful tips.
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WEAC-Strategies for Classroom Management: Very good tips and resources from the Wisconsin Education Association.
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Classroom Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers - Gaetan Pappalardo offers advice on how to answer common questions in the classroom that may seem trivial, but can easily stump the amateur teacher.
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What's the Secret to Effective Classroom Management? - Blogger Maurice Elias shares his ideas on the secret to effective classroom management.
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Tricks of the Trade: Classroom Management Tips for Teachers - This compilation of short videos from educators explores how to keep it all together in class. You can also suggest your favorite strategies and tactics in Edutopia's classroom management discussion group.
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