SIM 3: Agree
There is something to be said for an organized, quiet learning space. With all we know about building relationships as a foundation for a strong learning community you might want to reconsider your endorsement of this approach to instruction. Beyond the teacher-driven mode, there are implications for student-to-student relationship building that may never occur in this stringent setting.
Learning is messy, and although a new teacher often needs extra support, and practice, to get a handle on classroom management, it’s always best to support that new teacher in a philosophy and approach that will enhance learning goals, and create the kind of culture and climate for creative, critically thinking, collaborative and communicative students.