The general complaint from graduate students is that they have very less time for a lot of work. The excitement is always there when you enter a grad school. But when things get to start going, you will realize that time management is so necessary to survive. The trick of the trade lies in how well you manage it and use the ever ticking time. Coping up with lectures, assignments and friends are never going to be easy. How well are you going to do it?
So think about it for a second before you read on, what are you doing daily in order to manage your time? do you find yourself thinking about the other tasks on your day while you are in the middle of one task? do you find yourself blending two tasks together Un / successfully? do you find yourself in bed thinking about what you should have done today and didn’t? if you are doing at least one of those things it’s good since you are at least aware of your time.if you find yourself doing homework for school in the bus to school or even saying to yourself that you will get away with not doing homework at all, then it becomes serious.
SPEAK IN CODE. How will you signal that students should be silent, return from breakout groups, or listen for instructions? Instead of yelling over the students, and thus adding to the hubbub, develop a code to signal that you want your students’ attention. Counting backwards from 5 to 1, ringing a bell, turning down the lights, or issuing a call-and-response clap are some tried and true methods to refocus your group.
You can start by keeping a diary of how you spend your time and once you see how you spend your time, you can make adjustments that will help you reach your goals. To complete a task more quickly you can try putting a limit on the time you are willing to spend on any one task that might force you to become more focused and efficient. Some activities, you will find, are more flexible than others from a scheduling standpoint, while others are not. For example, if you want to further your education but you have a job 8 AM-5 PM, you may have to limit yourself to one evening class each quarter.
What must be done to insure that the classroom is ready for the next group to enter? Depending on the subject you teach and the activity for the School management system Singapore day you may want to start winding down the lesson five or ten minutes before the bell rings. At the very least you should start a count-down so they know how much time they have left and what needs to be done. Have the materials collected and put away. Have each student clean up their “work” area.
Acknowledging their contributions in front class, as long as it was an educated guess, even when it’s not correct academically. Somehow I demonstrate/describe a benefit from their work.
There’s no magic to managing children’s behaviour. It’s a matter of following the right behaviour management strategies, at the right time and in the right way. So, is Jack an unintelligent child? Absolutely not — but he was severely under educated and so typical of so many children demonstrating severe behaviour problems. He couldn’t do the basic tasks, was frustrated and falling behind with his learning every day he was in school.
The best classroom management strategy involves developing a sense of belonging in every student. If you can do this classroom management will no longer be a problem and the new sense of belonging that this student experiences will carry over into his/her life outside of school.