posted by scooby on .
• How do classroom management issues differ, depending on the subject matter?
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My experience is that the problems don't differ much because of the subject, but vary because of the students.
Consider Calculus vs Remedial math (or whatever fancy name it has this year).
It is not the subject matter that drives the differences in management issues, as the students. One group of students is highly civil to others, respectful, and motivated to achieve. The other group is frustrated, angry, and avoiding growth in math. My experience also tells me that the outside school environments for these groups is at substantial variance also.
Consider what an advantage it is teaching a foreign language. The students have to pay attention so that they know what to do! The "classroom management" is easy once you have their attention!
Here are some sites with helpful ideas:
Sra (aka Mm)
Then again, you CAN look at Montessori, where you don't have to capture their attention to what you're teaching as much as guide the students into learning what they're interested in.
Ah...I love Montessori classrooms. :)