While classroom management extends far beyond, the correctional facility is the hub where learning experiences and activities are planned, guided, facilitated, assessed, and documented. The care exercised in creating an inviting and safe environment for instruction to take place will go a long way to ensuring that families achieve their goals in a timely fashion. This can be especially challenging in a jail where danger, rather than safety, is the unspoken message.
The extent to which classroom management is relevant to instruction and the learning standards is a function of the program. Family literacy may range from inmates sending recorded readings home to an actual program in a correctional facility. Depending upon the nature of the family literacy program, good classroom management can extend from greeting families when they enter the room; to selecting instructional resources; to organizing the environment in a comfortable, non-threatening arrangement; to encouraging self-monitoring of behavior; to settling disputes and managing differences in a respectful way. Many of these management activities provide opportunities for addressing the learning standards.
It gave us a chance
to maintain the rapport and bond that we have, and lets me monitor my
childs behavior when interacting with other people. I commend the
teachers involved in the Parent and Child Time program for their understanding
and enthusiasm when teaching the program.
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