Effective School Management

By: Jocelyn R. De Guzman
Our Educational System is comparable to a business establishment composed of the establishment, the manager, and the workers, which carries the same elements but differs in classifications which are the classroom, the teacher and the pupils.

Both endeavour to operate profitably to gain in business while the educational system operates for the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes.
The teachers foremost and paramount concern in the classroom is the learning of the pupils, effective discipline, and classroom management, observed tactfully and systematically. To develop a child into a well rounded personality, the teacher should think first of all of her classroom conditions and of her teaching competencies which have a great bearing upon the pupils development.

What is a classroom management?

It is a systematic way of doing things for efficiency and effectiveness – this is a management in any enterprise. Here we limit our definition to the classroom. So classroom management is a systematic way of doing things in the classroom for efficiency and effectiveness. In other words, it is a control of classroom activities for the promotion of educational efficiency. An effective classroom management depends upon the three factors which provide or permeate a wholesome atmosphere for pupils learning activities. These factors will greatly influence the effectiveness in classroom management. They are the venue of learning or the classroom, the teacher and the pupils.

The venue of learning should be located in a place where it permeates wholesome atmosphere conducive to learning. It must be free from any distractions whatsoever, and as much as possible… free from air and noise pollution.

The teacher as the key person within the four corners of the classroom, is looked up to by the pupils for the personality and competencies expected of her as a teacher. Experience – wise pupils especially in the lower grades regard teachers as their models. They follow
everything their teachers say though their own mothers who are also teachers correct them that such is wrong, yet these innocent creatures insist that their teachers are correct. They admire their teacher very much.

The pupils who are under a teacher are likewise responsible for the routine tasks and the academic capabilities assigned to them which could be done before classes begin. And should always be in school during school days. In so doing, wholesome and smooth carry over classroom activities dominate without too many interruptions.