C-Management HELP PLEASE 1)what are the advantages & disadvantages of classroom managent? 2)How does it(C.M)impact delivery inthe classroom/ what kind of impact does it have on delivery in the classroom?

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I have a problem with the premise of your question.  Every classroom is mangaged somehow.  You can't have pluses and minuses.  I would argue that classroom management is the most difficult thing for teachers, because everyone has to find their own style.  It's not synoymous with discipline.  It's everything about organizing and running your classroom.

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There are NO disadvantages to classroom management--every teacher should have it! 

Seriously, though, what I find most critical in the area of classroom management is consistency.  Set clear boundaries and have high expectations, and you won't regret it.  Students will test those limits; however, once they know you'll be firm, fair, and consistent they'll have the freedom to be creative and confident.  Students will flourish in a fair, consistent environment.

Wish I knew the trick to make that happen easily and naturally for everyone, but I don't.  I'm confident, though, that everyone can do it.

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There are tons of threads started on this already that you may want to read... but in short, classroom management is the FIRST THING to tackle as a new teacher. Once you've got it down you'll hardly have to think about it.  But in my opinion, don't worry about anything else as much as you worry and figure out your management plan.

Advantages:

  • If students aren't settled enough to listen to you, they cannot learn.
  • Consistent management saves time and although in the classroom time may not seem like money - ultimately, it always is... after my first year of teaching I was able to get everything planned and graded without taking any work home.  Ever.  And I taught WRITING.  Management.
  • Management promotes respect.  Respect promotes relationships.  Relationships promote success.
  • Good management also promotoes independence in students - a positive for LIFE - and not just yours in the classroom.

Disadvantages:

Keep in mind, one strategy does not work forever.  You must be willing to work with your students.  However, there is success in CONSISTENCY.  Kids do not like to be surprised.  They do not like inconsistency.  (Heck, humans don't really like it, do we?)  So whatever you decide to do, stick with it for a while to and wait it out.  Be firm.  You must earn your students respect and trust before you can start being flexible.

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