Classroom Management

This can be a most difficult task for even the most experienced teacher, but there are techniques to learn - and, yes, these are skills that can be learned. Classroom-management is more than just discipline. An organised environment is conducive to good behaviour, as are norms of behaviour, consequences for breach and routines. Good classroom-management means setting the stage for teaching and learning. The effective teacher knows how to keep the classroom orderly, the students organised, attentive and focused. The ultimate aim is to ensure that the students are academically productive. Effective classroom-management strategies reduce the risk of poor behaviour that might affect learning and maximises the chance that students will learn effectively.

Teacher Resource Links

A Classroom Discipline Plan That Teaches Democracy

Classroom Composition, Classroom Management, and the RelationshipBetween Student Attributes and Grades

Classroom Management: A Critical Part of Educational Psychology, With Implications forTeacher Education

Classroom Managementin Diverse Classrooms

Pre-service teachers’ episodic memories of classroom management

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.