Someone once said that there are activities given in classes as “crowd control”. What this person means is that while the rest of the class copy important words from the board or answer worksheets, the teacher can go to the student(s) who needs special attention or extra time to be able to fully understand what is being done or discussed.
It makes sense, this crowd control concept. And no it doesn’t mean retractable stanchions can be in place to keep everyone in line. It could be that on the other hand, only these are “invisible”.
In a school setting, crowd control is really called “classroom management“. There are those who use this term as “classroom civility“ especially in the context of the older students where most likely, a fight will break out once in a while.
To understand more about crowd control in the classroom, here is a series of slides aimed to explain what this topic on crowd control in the classroom is all about.
As for not having to deal with these issues, it is better to be able to establish ground rules and expectations early on and be consistent with how to handle in the same manner the situations that tend to go out of hand.
Teaching and touching lives is a lot of fun and it entails a lot of challenge as well.
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