Classroom management is the foundation for every teaching style. I have taught science at a tough inner city school and observed many teaching styles over the years. One piece of teaching is very clear: you either have effective classroom management with students or you don’t. There is no middle ground. And, I’m not saying classroom management turns a class into a prison. In fact, the classroom management I advocate and practice doesn’t focus on penalties and reports.
As you may have figured out, the FAQ for martial arts management is not a list that you post on your website or even hand out to anyone. It is actually a list of preemptive measures that you create to ensure your school runs smoothly, that your students are happy and that you achieve the goals of your martial arts school – bring in new students and retain the students you already have.
You should file all your notes properly after each lesson. Do not wait until revision time to search through pile after pile of papers for that set of revision notes / worksheets that you wanted to revise then. It will be bad time management on your part if you have to spend hours after hours in searching for stuff rather than in studying.
When you walk into your office and it is a mess your mind immediately says, “Ug!” and does not want to enter with you. You already have an up hill battle before you even sit down. You find it difficult to concentrate on any specific task. In fact, you may not even get to a task. It may be so overwhelming that you give up before you even start.
I have the four R’s I practice in my classroom every day. Most of my lessons are designed around using student collaboration. In my business careers I cultivated excellent lecture and presentation skills but those don’t work so well in high Student management system Singapore. I think learning only takes place when students are building social skills and academic skills. The only way to arrive at that learning opportunity is collaboration or project work.
There are several things you can do to keep clutter from building up. The problem is that in order for them to be useful you have to practice what you preach. You have to have discipline if you want to be better at running your martial arts business.
Have deadlines for the goals you set out for. If you have been realistic in your planning, you will not have a problem achieving them on time. Strike out tasks you complete as and then.
The best classroom management strategy involves developing a sense of belonging in every student. If you can do this classroom management will no longer be a problem and the new sense of belonging that this student experiences will carry over into his/her life outside of school.