Mr. Fowler’s 2016-2017 Classroom Management Plan
This classroom is a safe, respectful, positive, fun, creative, and exciting learning zone. We will use the Great Expectations (GE) model in our classroom. The mission of Great Expectations is to motivate, inspire, and challenge individuals to achieve excellence in learning and living. The GE model follows six basic principles:
1. High Expectations - Teachers must hold high expectations of students. When students recognize those expectations, they will respond by reaching upward to achieve them. - Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson
2. Teacher Attitude and Responsibility - Teachers who have positive attitudes possess the influence necessary to shape the attitudes of students. The teacher's attitude is one of a facilitator of learning who encourages and believes in students, and who requires excellence in every detail. - Haim Ginott, John and Eunice Gilmore
3. All Children Can Learn - All children can learn no matter what labels are placed upon them, whether it is learning disabled, low socioeconomic status, unstable home life, inner-city, or rural. - William Glasser
4. Building Self-Esteem - Building self-esteem is the key to helping students believe they are capable of learning and motivating them to try. - Harris Clemes, Reynold Bean, and Aminah Clark
5. Climate of Mutual Respect - Students are empowered to take risks necessary for growth when encompassed in a climate of mutual respect in which mistakes are seen as opportunities to learn and their ideas and efforts are appreciated. The teacher must extend the same respect to students that he/she desires to receive from them. - Rensis Likert
6. Teacher Knowledge and Skill - The teacher must be knowledgeable and skillful in learning theory and teaching methods that enable students to achieve academic and social success. - Benjamin Bloom
I will help students achieve excellence by guiding them in adhering to the following eight expectations:
Along with the eight expectations we will have school and classroom procedures to promote success that students will be expected to adhere to. If a student chooses not to adhere to the 8 expectations, follow a procedure, or chooses to have negative behavior I will help the student learn to assume responsibility for their own behaviors and to understand that their choices have consequences. Consequences will be used to help students learn. Consequences will be logical and guided by the student’s choices that they have made. I will use a variety of techniques according to each individual situation and the needs of each student.
Severe Clause: If any student physically or verbally endangers themselves or any other person the student will immediately be removed from the classroom and sent to the principal’s office.