Standard #5 Classroom Motivation and Management Skills

Principle 5: Motivation and behavior
The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagements in learning, and self-motivation

Interpretation:

Teachers set expectations in the classroom with personal attitude and the procedures and organizing structures to facilitate daily routine.     

Artifact and reasoning:

Students work best when they know what will be happening and have some choice in participation. Classroom Procedures Posters    

Students want to belong to a coordinated community of learners. Organization fosters cooperative teams of individuals who have ownership of materials, relationships and the learning processes. 

 SLANT activity: Improved learning through positive behavior choices   

Interactions should maintain dignity and mutual respect.  A sense of purpose is a  motivating tool as well.  Posted five point procedure rubrics facilitate clear expectations and consequences.   

For more details: Classroom Management   

Authentic assessments can be measurable over time

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