The paper "Classroom/Behaviour Management" is a great example of an annotated bibliography on education. The author points out the fact that teachers will always prefer to control their students in the classroom. The more the control of the classroom the better the quality of the teacher as often asserted by most educators in the teaching field. This can be linked to the fact that teachers are afraid of losing control of their classrooms as a result of students having more autonomy. The author also points out the significance of control citing the U. S.
military in Vietnam and recently in the Gulf war. The former had a centralized control in the pentagon while the latter had decentralized control in the battleground. The author also uses two theories to explain control issues, Theory X thinking states that the more the students gain autonomy the more likely they will not learn what the teacher is teaching. Theory Y thinking on the contrary that’ s that students have the intrinsic motivation of learning and thus the role of the teacher is to facilitate in removing any barriers.
This article is thus appropriate for inclusion because of its significance in providing further insight into class control issues. O’ Ferrall. M.E. , Green, A., Hanna, F. (2010). Classroom Management Strategies for DifficultyStudents: Promoting Change through Relationships. Middle School Journal, 41(4), 4-11. Authors in this journal acknowledge the challenges that teachers face while teaching, they are expected to comprehend the pedagogy and also develop lessons that are engaging. These lessons must also meet the needs of a varied group of students with personal and cognitive challenges. Teachers are thus expected to use a number of teaching strategies that will promote positive relationships with students.
Teachers are thus expected to win the hearts of the students while also getting inside their minds. The authors also state that teachers who develop this form of relationship often face fewer problems related to student behaviors and thus increasing the performance of students. The article also suggests unique strategies of integrating knowledge and skills gained from counseling and psychotherapy to aid teachers in enhancing the personal relationships with students. I personally feel that it is appropriate to include this article because of the paramount importance of student and teacher relationships in improving the performance of students as well as decreasing unwanted students' behaviors.
As the authors point out, teachers’ actions while teaching has more impact on students’ achievements and thus important to consider the strategies put forth by the authors of this article. Oliver, R.M. (2007). Effective Classroom Management: Teachers Preparation and Professional Development. National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. Retrieved from HTTP: / www. tqsource. org. The author of this article states that classroom management is a major challenge especially to new teachers who find it difficult to control students in the classroom.
The author also notes that behavior management competencies are greatly influencing the persistence of new teachers in the profession. More so teachers with classroom management issues are also ineffective in the classroom and thus reporting high levels of stress and other symptoms such as stress. Such disruptive classroom behavior results in high teacher turnover.