Today we’re going to talk about three end of the year classroom management.
At this time of the year, everything takes longer and the students get louder. No one can find anything and it doesn’t matter how well you plan for your lessons, you’ll be interrupted constantly with chatter about summer plans or the latest television show or video game.
Classroom management at this time of the year is even more challenging, not just because of the interruptions in your classroom, but also to your schedule because of summer events, families going on vacation starting in May, let along June, and so much more.
The following are four classroom management tips to help you end the school year on a high note.
#1. Go With The Summer Flow
Since your students are excitedly talking about summer, integrate the season into your curriculum. You can use the resource below to do that. This will provide your children with a productive means of fantasizing about the break and learning, It will also lessen your chances of having to butt heads with them to focus on their assignments.
#2. Student Led Mini Reviews
Instead of you reviewing the lessons, especially if you have to give them a summative assessment at the end, let your students plan out a lesson for different topics that you’ve covered and have them teach it to the class in an interactive manner. This will engage your students, it will give them something to look forward to and, it will serve as a break from the usual routine.
#3. Review Routines
Go back to the beginning of the school year when you had to teach your students the routines and your expectations, and do something similar to that. Instead of teaching it to them, you’ll review it daily and then praise those who are doing it. This will ensure that it’s committed to memory for the day as students become more and more excitable as you approach the summer break.
#4. Slow It Down
Don’t worry about the curriculum because at this point, the more you try to force it on your students, the more pushback you’ll receive. Instead, slow down your pace, allow for longer wait time and be okay with your lessons taking longer than you initially planned.
Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:
- The importance of focusing on classroom management during the end of the school year.
- Four strategies: go with the summer flow, student led mini reviews, review routines, and slow it down.
If your children are struggling to hand in assignments on time, check out the following video training: 3 Steps to Teach Children How to Overcome Procrastination to Increase Productivity.
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