Ashley Hall's Professional Education Portfolio

K-12 Certified Music Educator

Substandard D

4. EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Management and monitoring of time, relationships, students, and classrooms to enhance learning, including the ability to:

d.  Design and implement a classroom management plan that utilizes respectful disciplinary techniques to ensure a safe and orderly learning environment, (e.g., instructional procedures utilizing the concepts presented in the SBE’s Positive Behavior Support policy, 2006) which is conducive to learning and takes into account diverse needs of individual students;

This substandard addresses the teacher’s ability to successfully design and implement regulated rules, standards, and expectations of their students in and outside the classroom. This substandard also stresses the utilization of parent, administration, and student input in the creations and modification of these set rules and expectations.

In most music classrooms in Michigan, the implication of a “student handbook” has become a standard. Much the same as a student handbook the school district might pass out at the beginning of the year, a music student handbook will include for both the students and the parents the rules, expectations, and requirements involved in performing with the band program. Available for download by clicking on the link below is a copy of the Pennfield Band Program’s Handbook.

Handbook 2010

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