Classroom Management-Content Management in Class - Teaching Style
“Learning comes before Teaching”
CBSE conducted a training session for the teachers all over India on 12th July 2020 on ‘Classroom Management- Content Management in class - Teaching Style’ which was attended by Mrs. Prabjyot Kaur, Mrs. Anju Sirohi and Mrs. Mansi Priya of Arwachin International School. The resource person of the session was none other than Mrs Swapna Nair, the Principal of our school.
Beginning with the role of a teacher from a guide to a scaffolder, Mrs Nair highlighted that an efficient and effective teacher is the one who works sequentially on the overall framework of the child. Effective teachers establish an effective learning classroom which provides an orderly environment for the academic, moral, social and emotional development of the children. She asserted that the classroom management has mainly three basic features - Content, Conduct and Covenant. Content includes curriculum planning, instructional designing, physical environment, time management and teaching style; Conduct means the rules and regulations for a class and the class discipline and Covenant refers to the kind of relationship between a teacher and a student and student-student relationship.
She very well proved using various instances that classroom management & organization play an integral part in creating a happy classroom where children have holistic learning. She also stated that the principles of classroom management depends on the willingness of the teacher to own, observe and share the responsibility of the class by setting long and short-term goals and knowing the behaviour of the class.
Speaking about the teaching style which depends on the VARK theory (Visual, Auditory, Reading and writing, Kinesthetic learners), she said that it can be formal, authoritative, instructional, delegated, facilitatory or blended. She said that the blended style, being the best of teacher-centred and student-centred learning style, incorporates the 21st century skills i.e creative thinking, flexibility, adaptability, problem solving etc.
The teachers were motivated to reflect upon and test their own teaching style going through a link shared by our Principal and the key message given to the teachers by her at the end was to set goals, make schedule, revisit and revise plans to create and work for the overall development of our children through effective classroom management strategies. It was an extremely wonderful & fruitful session for all the teachers who attended it.