A classroom manager’s responsibility goes beyond just imparting knowledge to his students. Apart from being an educator an instructor, his role entails molding the learners to all solid citizens with both knowledge and understanding of the broad aspects of life using different methods and techniques. Any instructor should embrace the teaching methods and techniques that ensure the learners understand and decipher whatever point or subject he is putting across. In a world that is technologically advanced, there have been methods that today’s students can use to understand their areas of study well. In this case, the classroom manager should dispel his fears and discomfort of him feeling that he is just an instructor. The role of a classroom manager becomes broader because sometimes the learner has to acquire life skills and additional knowledge that are equally relevant to their lives. Irrespective of the teaching strategies and methods that the educator uses, the learners are set to obtain valuable information apart from their study area that is equally important to them.
Hence, a classroom manager’s role entails just more than conveying knowledge by using various teaching techniques and methods. Apart from lecturing the students, the classroom manager also teaches and guides the students in the areas of organizational skills as well as how to think critically in every aspect of their learning journey. To dispel the uncomfortable feeling that the educator has, he must also realize the importance and impact that his presence in a classroom has over the students. Lowenstein and Bradshaw argue that as providers of information, educators also need to remember that learning is best brought about by a blend of motivation, inspiration and stimulation (9). Therefore, the primary responsibility of an educator is being a classroom manager whose work encompasses just more than teaching and passing knowledge to the learners but also acting as a facilitator of learning by students as well as overseeing the learning process. Active interactions between instructors and students help them to broaden their ways of thinking and challenge them to increase their analysis, insight, and confidence.
Lowenstein, Arlene and Bradshaw, Martha. Fuszards’s Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing. Sadbury: Jones and Bartlett, 2004. Print.