210:120 Elementary Classroom Management

Alignment with INTASC Professional Standards

Principle #1: CONTENT KNOWLEDGE--The candidate understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the multiple facets of Elementary Classroom Management.
  2. Examines management theorists.
  3. Create a content poster on a specific theorist.
  4. Create a “character” lesson.

Principle #2: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT--The candidate understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.
  1. Understand learning stages of children and select developmentally appropriate learning materials for students.
  2. Design lessons during Level III field experience.
  3. Write “Philosophy of Teaching” paper based on how children learn best and based on the 11 INTASC standards.

Principle #3: DIVERSE LEARNERS--The candidate understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  1. Create inclusive energizers to help promote a caring community.
  2. Create management lessons with modifications for including all students.
  3. Create an inclusive classroom management environment plan.

Principle #4: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES--The candidate understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  1. Create a management content presentation using a variety of strategies.
  2. Create a management lesson for elementary students using a variety of strategies.
  3. Understand and use various teaching methods and techniques to promote positive classroom (energizers, music, modeling, multiple intelligences, motivational strategies, etc.)

Principle #5: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT--The candidate uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  1. Create a management presentation that engages and motivates students.
  2. Demonstrates a creative management technique.
  3. Create a management lesson for elementary students which engages students.
  4. Demonstrates ability to handle management issues that may arise during a lesson to elementary students.
  5. Create a physical environment plan which will promote positive social interaction.
  6. Integrate Children’s literature into a management lesson for elementary students.
  7. Write a paper on “Philosophy of classroom Management” incorporating management techniques as well theorists’ points of view.
  8. Observe transition techniques, and journal on their effectiveness, during Level III field experience.

Principle #6: COMMUNICATION--The candidate uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  1. Contribute actively to class discussions.
  2. Create an interactive presentation which involves verbal, non-verbal, technology and questioning techniques.
  3. Create a “parent” letter
  4. Communicate appropriately and professionally with Level III cooperating teacher, staff and administrators.
  5. Demonstrate collaboration skills while working with partners on presentations and lessons.

Principle #7: PLANNING INSTRUCTION--The candidate plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
  1. Write a lesson plan with specific objectives for a management lesson and presentation.
  2. Create quizzes for presentation content.
  3. Include in the lesson plan inclusive adaptations and modifications to meet needs of all students.
  4. Plan a developmentally appropriate lesson for elementary students with specific materials needed, specific goals, and related assessment tool.
  5. Create a daily schedule to include all subject areas.
  6. Develop a lesson plan with knowledge of management techniques incorporated.

Principle #8: ASSESSMENT--The candidate understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.
  1. Create lesson plans in Level III field experience that include summative and formative assessments.
  2. Create a quiz over content on management topic/presentation to class.
  3. Use authentic assessment strategies tin management lesson to elementary students.
  4. Write summary paper on importance of assessment, principle #8.
  5. Assess fellow members as well as self in performance of presentation.

Principle #9: REFLECTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT--The candidate is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
  1. Reflect on a lesson presented to elementary class.
  2. Write a summary paper on the importance of principle #9 explaining its importance for teachers.
  3. Write a summary paper on how they will try to incorporate this principle into their teaching experiences in the future.
  4. Attend professional development activities/ training at Level III schools.
  5. Reflect on presentation to class.
  6. Demonstrate reflective abilities in a journal kept during Level III filed experience.
  7. Document and analyze characteristics of an effective beginning teacher through the development of a professional portfolio.

Principle #10: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS--The candidate fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.
  1. Reflection paper on the importance of principle #10 and its importance to teachers.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of area agencies available to assist families.
  3. Demonstrate ability to interact appropriately with parents and community during Level III participation week.

Principle #11: USE OF TECHNOLOGY--The candidate integrates the computer and other high and low technology into classroom teaching activities, assessment and/or documentation.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of software available to use to teach management issues.
  2. Use technology in presentations.
  3. Support ethical use of media
  4. Examine ways to communicate with parents via technology.
  5. Use the internet to develop management lessons to elementary students.