{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "I feel like classroom management is harder for me than for others. I'm starting to think that it's because I am a male teaching in an elementary.", "post_id": "5cf1e813982fe3001bdcf9dd", "reply_count": 5, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "5c751b9f2f6b98001bc666f8", "bowl_name": "Teachers", "feed_type": "crowd" }

I feel like classroom management is harder for me than for others. I'm starting to think that it's because I am a male teaching in an elementary.

likeuplifting
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Men are needed as elementary teachers. Unfortunately many students don’t see a strong, caring male in their lives. Some of the best elementary teachers I have seen are men. Classroom management requires a lot of work on the teacher’s part. I don’t believe male or female affects it. You have to know what you want to see and then teach them those routines. It’s all about classroom routines and they need to be taught at the beginning of the year. Stay strong, firm, but positive.

like

I agree with John (another comment). Figure out what you want in your classroom and how you want it to run. That will change over time Figure out what are your non-negotiables and what you don’t care about. Then create a system, structure or routine for EVERYTHING. Spend the first month of school literally modeling it and having them practice and hold students up to high expectations. If they can’t do it they go back and do it again correctly. When they do. They get positive praise, points, etc

like

I would not believe that at all. To think that is to give up and you should not give up. Classroom management is not easy. Observe other teachers. Ask other teachers to observe you. Look for workshops and articles about classroom management. You’re students are fortunate to have you as a teacher. Do your best to make yourself the best teacher for them.

like

what grade?

Just get clarity. How do you want to be interpreted? How do you want your room to feel? What experience do want your students to have? Create the universe you imagine and then rule it. Find your sass and use it. Everyone needs you to be the teacher you are in your head.

Related Posts

Do you think your building or classroom is ready to go back to school?

like

Now that my school is completely in-person, I’m noticing that the students who were online last year are pushing back on everything we do in school. Following the most basic of rules, directions, or fun is a struggle. I teach 8th grade, but I coach in the high school. I’m seeing it across the board. Is anyone else seeing this too? Is your school or district addressing it with any preventative measures social-emotional supports?

likehelpful

Would you get a COVID Vaccine? Suppose it was mandated by your school and you still had reservations about it.

likefunnysmarthelpful

I have a student who has difficulty controlling his laughing. He laughs at everything from people making mistakes in the classroom to people tripping over something on the floor.

like

Do you think your building or classroom is ready to go back to school?

like

Does your school have a hat/hood rule?? I just don’t really see the point. I do not care at all if a student wants to wear a hat or feels inclined to put their hood up. What are everyone else’s thoughts? Should I care about this? I feel like I have bigger fish to fry this year!

likesmart

Is anyone using Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness in their classroom or school wide? Reading a book (cover attached) and I have so many things to discuss!!!

Post Photo
likefunny

True or False: Teachers don't quit because of the kids. They quit because of the adults.

likesmart

Remote teachers: Have any of your schools set target dates to go back to the classroom or is it still up in the air? I don't know how much longer I can take this!

like

What is your max class size for the year? Is that number based on a virtual or in person classroom?

like

Do you think your building or classroom is ready to go back to school?

like

The last show you watched represents the theme for your classroom this year. What is it?

likefunny

I keep reading about gamification in the classroom. Is this a good idea or silly?

like

“If you’re not sweating by first hour, you’re not teaching”, “Don’t let me walk in the room and see you a$$ sitting down”, “ You should leave everyday exhausted” just a few quotes from our new academic supervisor. I find these extremely offensive, but since this is a supervisor any advice on how to handle this situation?

likefunnyhelpful

How do you implement differentiation in the classroom without going crazy with planning and extra worksheets?

like

What is your max class size for the year? Is that number based on a virtual or in person classroom?

like

Maybe stirring the pot, but the unvaccinated are very comfortable posting confidentially, despite being around other people’s children who may be too young to vaccinate. I’m just curious, are any of you comfortable and confident enough to let the adults of your students know if you’re not vaccinated?

likehelpfulfunny

Some people think that SPED students should be in their own classrooms because working with them can distract teachers from general instruction. Do you think SPED students should be included in regular classes?

like

Has anyone here transitioned into teaching from another profession through alternative certification? Did you feel like you were prepared for the classroom by the end?

like

I feel like my classroom is really small. It’s an interior room, so there are no windows, which doesn’t help. I’m looking for suggestions that make my room feel larger and brighter. Thanks!

like

Additional Posts

Part of the crowd. The briefcase doesn't show in post details though.

like

Testing for sound!

Hhjjndjjffjjddjdh dndbbdndjjdjdndnnf dndbdhjxjdjd djdjhdjdjdjhdjndndndjdjdjdjjcncndjdjnd dhdjhdjdjdjhddhhd ghhhhhhh ghbbbbb fghhhhhhbh cvhhhhhhbhbb ghhbb. Hjnxnxndbd vsbdbddbbxbdbbd dbdhdhdjjxndnbdhdh

like

Do you see this post? 12:59am

Post without company

like

My company is now displaying!

like

Ahh it is posting but into middle of feed as opposed to top.

like

My only face to face client meeting tomorrow at 10 AM is now cancelled. Call in sick and sleep till noon? #Blessed #BlessedAF

like

Does anyone else cringe when they hear someone call themselves a “foodie”?

like

When your friends schedule a holiday party at 830pm specifically so you can make it and you still don't make it 😓

like

When you're drunk on a plane talking about how big time of a consultant you are and then you whip out a blackberry.........

like

Lol. So many 2pm calls are being taken from the playground. That’s taking the WFH perks a little too far isn’t it.

likefunnysmart

Can I just lie in bed and do nothing? Traveling really makes my Thursday seem like a Friday and I don't want to do anything on Friday.

like

Best city/suburb to live in the US? Looking for good public schools, temperate weather, outdoor activity options, not overly expensive.

like

Does anyone feel that there is literally no end to learning? Where do you stop? At what point do you become okay with not knowing everything?

like

Frankly I wish this firm would hire more people who can code, understand data structures, know how to work with statistical models, etc. And fewer cute perky MBAs who make pretty decks and use upspeak

like

What undergrad school did you go to?

like

Ethics training this morning: "examples of inappropriate behavior are.. Repeated, blatant disregard for personal time" 😅😆😂 don't piss on my feet and tell me it's raining

like

I think it's silly when people consider their pets as part of their family, treat them as humans, and they seem like they "would die for their pets". Pets are NOT human damnit!

like
like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal