INTASC #5: Motivation and Classroom Management

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

INTASC #5 InterpretationI need to be aware and understand my students as individuals first then move on to understand my class as a whole. Motivating my students to learn while attaining classroom management is a juggling act in itself but with the right techniques (such as routines and procedures) it can be done. I will achieve this goal because I know it is the basics to running a smooth class. I understand I need to create a safe environment where my students are comfortable and can learn without distractions. In order to create a positive environment they need to be able to trust me, as well as their peers. Keeping students engaged in learning and motivated will require the use different media’s as well as, learning different ways to gather information. I will need to teach my students how to utilize these different sources of information so that it works in their best interest. This will also set the tone of positive social interactions amongst the students by letting them interact with one another.

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I attached my Student-Centered Discipline System because I believe it is important for all students to be aware of what is expected of them and what the consequences of their choices (good or bad) could be depending on the nature of their actions. Rountines and Procedures and Rules and Consequences are tools that can be very effective if done the proper way and allowing the students to know up front where I stand and what I expect out of them as well as what is expected out of me will provide us both with the information we need in order to make the best choices we can.







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