Classroom management for teachers
It’s necessary to provide teachers and education staff with strategies, skills and knowledge to effectively manage a classroom, so the main objective of the course has been to develop effective classroom management strategies for personal, social and relational development for instance self-confidence, team building, leadership...
They could learn and practice reflective tools, analyze and improve current practices to develop a student-centered teaching approach and get an overview of the trending innovative teaching methods, their benefits for the student learning process and attitude and other activities.
These were the main topics discussed in the new edition of the course “Effective Classroom Management Strategies for teachers and education staff” that took place in Tenerife from 02/10/2022 to 08/10/2022. The participants came from all across Europe, with Ulla Anttila from the school Oulunkylänyhteiskoulu in Finland; Steffen Lang and MareikeGerstenecker from the school Gymnasium Balingen in Germany and EmanuelaAndrietti, Alessandra talamonti, FilomenaCantoroand LuiginaCastoranifrom the school Liceostatalesaffo in Italy.
There are three important concepts to get a supportive climate for the students in the classroom that are the engagement: create a more conducive learning environment for themselves and other teachers and students; the environment: students can be who they really are through the sincere expression of their ideas, feelings, concerns, desires and goals, both personal and professional, and finally, the safety: to protect the welfare of pupils and teachers.
First, they learnt about Social Emotional Learning that is the process by which children and adults effectively acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for the others.This skill is essential to create a more tolerant and supportive atmosphere.
Group dynamics were also discussed. This concept is important because it allows each student to get to know each other thoroughly, control their emotions and understand those of others.
Communication in the classroom is essential to reinforce the learning process and obtain the necessary information from students in order to influence the achievement of their training objectives.This will allow the teacher to identify what actions can be taken to help them overcome their obstacles and obtain good academic results.
Then, the topic of “Flipped Classroom” was presented. This concept means that the lesson becomes homework, while class time is used for collaborative activities, experiences, debates and workshops. In this context, the teacher does not assume the role of protagonist actor, but rather becomes a sort of facilitator, the director of the didactic action.
In the end, we talked about conflict management. Participants were able to observe how conflicts can also be beneficial if handled correctly.
More info on this course here
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