The Multigrade Classroom
The Adventist multigrade curriculum enables learners to develop a life of faith in God, and use their knowledge, skills, and understandings to serve God and humanity.
A well-planned behavior management and organization system is key to creating a classroom conducive to learning, while establishing norms of behavior that help each child feel safe and protected.
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In the multigrade classroom, classroom management is imperative! Good classroom management helps both the teacher and the students by laying out specific and appropriate procedures that helps students know what to do thus allowing teachers to focus on working with students.
This section of the website will focus on the unique needs of managing a multigrade classroom and will give you suggestions and examples of procedures used successfully by other multigrade teachers. Remember, procedures are routines that need to be taught so that students know what is expected.
Creating and implementing classroom procedures is the key to achieving a positive classroom environment. Procedures are routines that need to be taught so that students know what is expected. In addition to arranging the room and practicing moving into groups, students can be involved in discussing the rationale for establishing other procedures to govern their classroom. Remember, the key to effective procedures is consistency.
However, if a procedure doesn’t work, it should be discussed and changed. If a procedure is necessary it should be enforced.
Effective teachers know what activities need to be done and have worked out the procedures for each of them. These procedures should be posted or handed out to the students at the beginning of the school year. Teachers should teach the procedures verbally and post them.
A cookbook approach for success with classroom management and organization. Helpful to the multigrade teacher, the new teacher and other educators, who want to fine tune what they already do—developing students to truly be independent and successful learners.
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