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.
a knowledge of the multiple facets of Elementary Classroom Management.
a content poster on a specific theorist.
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.
- Understand learning stages of children and select
developmentally appropriate learning materials for students.
- Design lessons during Level III field experience.
- 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.
- Create inclusive energizers to help promote a caring
- Create management lessons with modifications for including
- 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
- Create a management content presentation using a variety of
- Create a management lesson for elementary students using a
variety of strategies.
- 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.
- Create a management presentation that engages and motivates
- Demonstrates a creative management technique.
- Create a management lesson for elementary students which
- Demonstrates ability to handle management issues that may
arise during a lesson to elementary students.
- Create a physical environment plan which will promote positive
- Integrate Children’s literature into a management lesson for
- Write a paper on “Philosophy of classroom Management”
incorporating management techniques as well theorists’ points of view.
- 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.
- Contribute actively to class discussions.
- Create an interactive presentation which involves verbal,
non-verbal, technology and questioning techniques.
- Create a “parent” letter
- Communicate appropriately and professionally with Level III
cooperating teacher, staff and administrators.
- 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.
- Write a lesson plan with specific objectives for a
management lesson and presentation.
- Create quizzes for presentation content.
- Include in the lesson plan inclusive adaptations and
modifications to meet needs of all students.
- Plan a developmentally appropriate lesson for elementary
students with specific materials needed, specific goals, and related assessment
- Create a daily schedule to include all subject areas.
- Develop a lesson plan with knowledge of management
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
- Create lesson plans in Level III field experience that
include summative and formative assessments.
- Create a quiz over content on management topic/presentation
- Use authentic assessment strategies tin management lesson to
- Write summary paper on importance of assessment, principle
- Assess fellow members as well as self in performance of
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
- Reflect on a lesson presented to elementary class.
- Write a summary paper on the importance of principle #9
explaining its importance for teachers.
- Write a summary paper on how they will try to incorporate
this principle into their teaching experiences in the future.
- Attend professional development activities/ training at
Level III schools.
- Reflect on presentation to class.
- Demonstrate reflective abilities in a journal kept during
Level III filed experience.
- 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.
- Reflection paper on the importance of principle #10 and its
importance to teachers.
- Demonstrate knowledge of area agencies available to assist
- 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.
- Demonstrate knowledge of software available to use to teach
- Use technology in presentations.
- Support ethical use of media
- Examine ways to communicate with parents via technology.
- Use the internet to develop management lessons to elementary