Debra Purcell-Regis – Classroom Management Tips For Novice Teachers

Posted: May 30, 2016 in Sports and Education
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Before she made the decision to retire in 2014, Debra Purcell-Regis had established a reputation for being an excellent teacher who was abler than most in terms of helping children develop. While she placed a lot of her focus on personal interactions with her students, she also recognized that good classroom management is vital if you’re going to create a healthy learning environment. These tips will help any new teachers who are struggling with this aspect of the job.

Use Your Natural Voice

A lot of teachers make the mistake of trying to put on a persona when they enter the classroom, which often means using a big, booming and authoritative voice when delivering lessons. Students will quickly notice that this is not natural and you may find they become less engaged. Be yourself, within the boundaries of professional responsibility.

Establish Rules

One of the first things you should do when taking on a new class is establish the rules that you expect students to abide by. Make these rules clear and also outline the consequences of breaking any of your guidelines. Furthermore, you need to make sure you are consistent and fair when exercising the classroom rules.

Design Good Lessons

Debra Purcell-Regis spent a lot of her time developing engaging lessons for her students. If your lessons are boring, or focus entirely on a single teaching style, you may find that many of your students switch off and don’t actually learn. Try to make your lessons fun and interesting, while also delivering the information that your students need.

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