Exploring Your Management Style 
You need to know yourself and your other teachers to plan effective technology projects. What's your classroom management style? Will this style work well in a technology-rich classroom? Let's find out.
Classrooms should be quiet for students to learn.
Students learn best in active, interactive classrooms.
Classroom control is critical.
You have to expect a few disruptions when students are working in teams.
Students need to be told what to do and when to do it.
Students need to learn to be self-sufficient.
Students need to be watched closely at all times.
I trust my students to be able to work independently.
I really feel like I'm teaching when I'm doing large group activities.
I feel that my best teaching occurs with individuals and small groups.
I like lots of rules in my classroom.
Fewer rules means fewer problems.
Good directions and guidelines mean fewer interruptions.
Good directions and guidelines help students become self-sufficient.
I spend most of my class prep time organizing lecture notes.
I spend most of my class prep time designing learning activities.
I say it once and expect the students to listen.
I repeat myself a number of times using different examples.
I expect students to take careful notes and ask questions at the end.
My students understand that they can interrupt a demonstration to ask a relevant question.
I will not accept excuses from a student who has difficulty completing a project.
I work with students throughout an assignment to be sure they are on track.
I am teacher-centered.
I am learner-centered.
If you tend to agree more with the first statements, you'll probably have a more difficult time integrating technology into your classroom.
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 Created by Annette Lamb, 7/00