Week 2 Tasks (for undergraduates and Dip Ed students)



Introduction

Last week I presented these in a diagram, but this was difficult to read for some students and difficult to print. Hence the new format.

The online lecture

Watch/read the online lecture Assignment 1: examining assumptions.
If you’re an undergraduate, make sure you do this before the Wednesday tutorial.

Reading

Continue your reading about classroom management. What you read is up to you (though see suggestions below). The only requirement is that you read, and, if you’re an undergraduate, that you report on your reading in your Wednesday tutorial.

Reading suggestions (Don’t do them all! Choose what’s going to help the most.)

  1. Look again at the Models_of_classroom_management.jpg
  2. Read pp 458-467 of the Krause article (it’s in the CPP 2 e-Reserve)
  3. Read Steve’s blogpost ‘Models of classroom management’.
  4. If you haven’t already, study these two documents: Guide_to_CPP_2_resources.png and Abstracts of e-Reserve articles Sheet1.pd.
  5. Select a further article or articles from our CPP 2 e-Reserve to read.
  6. Browse around the Ning. Read other people’s Week 1 posts, and other stuff you find interesting or useful.

Writing

Writing suggestions (Choose what’s going to help the most.)

  1. After you’ve viewed/read the online lecture, respond in writing. What did you find yourself thinking about after watching/reading it? What did you take away from it?
  2. Steve talks, in his online lecture, about the way moments of crisis, frustration or challenge can help us think about our assumptions. Write about an incident you have recently experienced or observed with a student (in or out of school) that has challenged you. What assumptions did you bring to that experience or observation that were unsettled by what happened?
  3. Is there something you’ve read or heard this week that has stimulated your thinking about classroom management and about the kind of approach you want to take? If so, write about it.
  4. Look again at the Models_of_classroom_management.jpg
  • Which of the models most matches the teacher you want to become?
  • Which of the models might offer you greater flexibility and effectiveness than you possess now?
  • What implications do your answers to these questions have for the way you're going about your reading?



The Undergraduate tutorial on Wednesday

  1. Clarifications: Professional Experience, KLA workshops on Thursdays, CPP 2 lecture times
  2. Roll: A short sentence-long response to the online lecture (see The Online Lecture above)
  3. Reading: in pairs, two minutes to talk to each other about what you've been reading for CPP 2
  4. Assignment 1: Small groups. Having viewed/read The Online Lecture, discuss Assignment 1: Clarify, value, concern, suggest
  5. Look again at the Models_of_classroom_management.jpg Looking again at the Mindmap. Writing (5 minutes, to be shared if you wish, or kept private):
  • Which of the models most matches the teacher you want to become?
  • Which of the models might offer you greater flexibility and effectiveness than you possess now?
  • What implications do your answers to these questions have for the way you're going about your reading?