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Posted on October 12, 2015 1:27 am
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gyteMe
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Managing the Class
During your classroom walkthroughs, you visited a 2nd grade classroom. When you walked in, the teacher, Mr. Samsong, was having classroom management problems during instruction. Students were getting up out of their seats without permission, talking to one another, and drawing instead of paying attention to the instruction. In the class, 11 of the 25 students were English learners. What would you do?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 13, 2015 9:38 pm

PeSuQy
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Mr. Samsong needs to remember that his students, including the ELL, may not be familiar with his expected rituals and routines. He needs to take the time to explain to his students, in ways that all can understand, his expectations. If he is lacking ideas, he could shadow or ask for help from a peer who excels in classroom management. His students are motivated by different factors and he needs to figure out what motivates each student.
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Solution 2
Posted October 12, 2015 5:29 pm

uhaBeJ
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I think a great option would be to partner her with a peer that has great classroom management. Have someone cover her class for an hour or two, two or three times over the course of a week or two. Allow her to observe how the other teacher runs her classroom. She may also need some ESOL support. Sometimes having a second adult is a good start.
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Kady Schlemmer
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True, as small as it may seem, the presence of a second adult may be enough to bring about change. It doesn't hurt to try!
  Posted on: July 9, 2016 8:26 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2015 4:57 pm

tuRemy
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It sounds like Mr. Samsong may not be clear with expected behaviors and consequences. Establishing firm rules and procedures and being consistent with behavior expectations is essential to good classroom management. He should take the time to go back and establish rules and procedures, and also incorporate visuals for his English language learners.
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Solution 4
Posted October 18, 2015 5:55 pm

ypyPuT
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Hello gyteMe,
I agree with all of the aforementioned posts. Mr. Samsong needs to return to basics. The first course of action when teaching a class is establishing procedures and explaining expectations for behavior. I think that because there are a number of ELL learners within his class, he should have the ESOL teacher come and assist when introducing the procedures at the beginning of the year. Mr. Samsong should also present and model the procedures and expectations in various ways for his students. By creating charts or staging mini-dramas, Mr. Samsong can present how he wants the students to act that caters to visual and kinesthetic learners. This will keep the students engaged and provide further support for the ELL students in his classroom.
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Solution 5
Posted October 9, 2016 10:44 pm

aMapuN
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I would start by having a list of classroom procedures that the students should follow during certain times. Going over these when things like this happens is a great idea. For example, one of the procedures is to stay in their seat unless it is an emergency or were given permission. Make sure that all the students understand what this means. By going over this can help eliminate some of the classroom disruptions.
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Solution 6
Posted October 18, 2015 4:03 pm

eryMav
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I would advise Mr. Samsong to engage the class in more student-centered learning activities. Specifically, he could use differentiation strategies that will keep the students engaged throughout the lesson such as group work and projects. I would also be sure to pair the English learners with other students, so that they can assist them.
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Solution 7
Posted February 25, 2018 11:28 pm

Andrea Howey
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on the first day I will go over classroom expectations in both english and in the students native language
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