March 13, 2018 - Olivia Mode-Cater
Dance Ed Tip # 24:
What is your classroom management style?
- This teacher provides only negative feedback to students.
- Positive feedback and praise are rare.
- This teacher micromanages students’ behavior and immediately reprimands students for any major or minor infraction.
- The students are scared into immediate compliance.
- Dancers develop anxiety when they are in that classroom.
- This classroom management style doesn’t produce any permanent changes in behavior overtime.
- This teacher is too nice and is primarily concerned with the dancers liking them and being their friend.
- Inappropriate behaviors are ignored.
- Students are rewarded for trying hard versus the quality of their dancing.
- The classroom is run by the students and is usually out of control.
- The dancers are aware that there are no boundaries in the classroom.
- The students don’t trust the teacher as the adult in the room who can handle difficult or challenging situations.
- This teacher continues instruction regardless of what is going on in the classroom.
- This teacher has low expectations of their dancers and does not care about their success or failures.
- This teacher treats the job more as babysitting than teaching.
- This teacher provides no emotional support and no boundaries.
- This teacher can be oblivious to important warning signs that students are displaying in the classroom in their regards to physical, emotional, and mental health.
- This is the ideal classroom management style that all dance teachers should be striving for.
- This teacher cares about the students’ success and has high expectations for their learning.
- This teacher sets clear boundaries on what behaviors are unacceptable and has a plan to deal with inappropriate conduct.
- There is clear respect and trust between the teacher and the dancers and between all the students.
- The students feel appropriately cared for and challenged.
- The dancers feel safe to make mistakes and that they will be treated fairly.