KINDERGARTEN

A CLASSROOM IN THE FUTURE

Philosophy

Progressivism is a theory of education that is concerned with “learning by doing” and supports that children learn best when pursuing their own interest and satisfying their own needs.

The progressivism philosophy has an educational goal of having the needs and interest of students formulate the curriculum. As a teacher, it is their role to allow the curriculum to be driven by student debate, discussion, and demonstration. As a student, it is their role to join with teachers in integrating content-area interest.

At the center of the Progressivism movement was John Dewey (1859-1952), an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer.


TEACHING STYLE

DIFFERENTIAL LEARNING

Our Classrooms

Classroom management and problems

Classroom rules

Students must be familiar with school policies and procedures, documentation, and support structures. Students help devise rules that allow each student to learn.

Pre-Planning Strategies

Pre-planning for classroom management involves a number of strategies. A teacher may design a seating chart, arrange furniture in specific ways, determine various types of reward systems, and observe other teachers.

Routines

A routine built around greeting students at the classroom door sets a tone for the classroom. Make a clear start on each day's lessons, incorporate transitions from earlier lessons, give clear instructions, and set time limits.

Steps in behavior management

The seven steps to successful behavior management include:

1. Reminding

2. Reinforcing

3. Relocating

4. Repatriating

5. Reporting

6. Reuniting

7. Renegotiating


Behavior interventions

Classroom behaviors interventions are presented in a pyramid, with low-level intervention at the bottom, mid-level interventions such as seat changes in the middle, and high-level interventions such as incident reports at the top.

Our common core lesson plan

GROUP PROJECT: CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE: KINDERGARTEN

Lindsey Ellison, Elizabeth House, Brittaney French, Norah Evans, and Katie Guba