Teachers should be intentional and systematic in the way they manage their classroom considering the linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds of the students. Clear classroom management plans help to reduce confusion and set clear expectations for students accounting for their interests, academic, social and behavioral needs. It is also beneficial for teachers to share their classroom management plans with other stakeholders such as the parents or guardians of the students.
You have recently been hired to teach a sixth grade inclusive classroom at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. Your principal has asked you to write a 500-750 word letter to the parents of your students outlining your classroom management plan.
Within your letter, address the following:
Evidence-based strategy you use within your classroom management plan that positively influences the behavior of students with disabilities .
Classroom setting and how it promotes a safe, culturally responsive, and engaging learning environment through meaningful activities and social interactions for students with disabilities .
Student behavioral expectations for success.
Fostering respectful communication within the classroom environment.
Considering GCU’s Integration of Faith and Work, honoring the dignity and diversity of all students and valuing the experiences of students .
Description of individual or group contingency plan you may use, such as token economy.
Working collaboratively with school personnel and parents/guardians to support the needs of the student.
Methods you will use to communicate behavioral concerns with parents/guardians and how often you will use them.
Include a brief introduction of yourself and formal closing.
Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.