“Classroom Management in itself is not good or bad, It’s how its operationalised and how it’s implemented. It can be implemented in a manner that can foster relationships, efficient lessons and learning”
Hello and Welcome to episode 54 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, the ONLY primary and elementary Physed podcast that brings you actionable knowledge bombs on a weekly basis! I am absolutely delighted for this milestone episode as I welcome back the first EVER PE Umbrella REPEAT GUEST, the individual in question goes by the name of Aaron Beighle!
Aaron was a very recent guest only three episodes ago (episode 51), so if you want to hear all about Aaron and his amazing insights, including his top resources and activities then head on over to that episode right here!
To that end, this episode heads away from the regular PE Umbrella interview structure as Aaron and myself form a discussion on all things Class management. The story behind this episode stems from a link that I shared on Twitter recently to an article that is titled…
“Good Classroom Management Is Nothing To Be Proud Of”
To say I found some of the ‘claims’ made in this article quite surprising would be a huge understatement and after reading it himself, Aaron had some similarly strong views, as well as not entirely understanding the angle the article is coming from. Before I go any further, you can see the article for yourself by following the link below. While this article was not specifically written with Physed in mind, it is still referencing teaching in an education setting and at the end of the day, that is what we all are, educators.
During this episode, myself and Aaron play opinion tennis as we share our own thoughts on classroom management and the role it plays in the world of education.
Is it really all that important?
Does focusing on ‘it’ really hinder the development of ‘good’ teaching?
Were you trained how to ‘manage’ a class of students?
Can it really make or break a lesson?
All of this and more is discussed in some depth during this weeks episode and I would love to hear your take on it too! Contact me on twitter ‘@ryansporting’ or Aaron ‘@aaronbeighle’ to share your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree. So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join us both Under the PE Umbrella!
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