Mr. MacGibbon’s Classroom Management Plan
Hello again parents/guardians and students,
I'd like to share with you all the plan that I use for classroom management. So far, I've been having a great experience in all of my classes, but it's always good to be prepared, because the reality is that sooner or later, boundaries tend to get tested!
My approach is simple. There are four rules and three steps that we go through if one of those rules is broken. The rules are as follows:
- Respect the teacher, your classmates and yourself
- Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat (primary-intermediate) / Raise your hand or wait your turn before speaking (intermediate-middle)
- Listen and follow directions
- Keep hands and feet to yourself (primary-intermediate) / Respect the personal space and property of others (intermediate-middle)
If a rule is broken, these are the three steps that we go through:
- Time Out
- Letter Home
If a letter is sent home, the only thing required is that the parent sign the form and perhaps have a brief discussion with the student about what happened. The primary goal of the letter home is not to shift responsibility for classroom management to the parent! Rather, the most important part of the letter home is the requirement for the student to return the letter, signed by you as the parent, to me as the teacher. The idea is to make the student accountable for returning the letter, discussing the issue with you as the parent, and then following up with me as the teacher.
Please see the following documents:
Pat MacGibbon NCCS Classroom Management Plan (Primary)
Pat MacGibbon NCCS Classroom Management Plan (Intermediate-Middle)
As always, please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂