REFLECTIVE PRACTICES OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Classroom management is identified with classroom discipline, paying individual attention to students, adoption of suitable teaching method, use of teaching instruments e.g. selection of audio visual aids and designing interesting activities for students. This paper examines the practices of secondary school teachers to reflect over their classroom management skills. The population of the study comprised of secondary school teachers teaching in the public secondary schools of Rawalpindi. 295 male and female teachers were taken as sample. Data were collected through questionnaire. Descriptive analysis was made to see the tendencies and then variables were computed to run linear regression analysis. Results of the study show that reflection of teachers on their classroom management can improve their classroom management skills. There is a dire need to highlight the importance of reflective practices among secondary school teachers to stop them to rely on traditional methods of teaching.
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