Classroom management on the first day of school

by DEBORAH J. STEWART, M.ED. Originally posted on Teachpreschool.org

by DEBORAH J. STEWART, M.ED. Originally posted on Teachpreschool.org

Classroom Management vs. Behavior Management 

It is easy to confuse the term “classroom management” with “behavior management.” In today’s Bam Radio discussion, Harry Wong says “One of the most misused words in American education is ‘classroom management.’ You say that to most teachers and they think it has to do with behavior management.” “Classroom management is how you run and manage a classroom with procedures so that the students know what to do, when to do it, and how they can do it so that they can learn and succeed.” 

In the early childhood classroom, we can look at classroom management as a plan for what procedures our students will follow throughout each day as well as what the teacher’s role is in helping our students have a successful experience each day. Let’s break this down a little further…

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