Classroom management is an umbrella term that covers many areas.
It includes establishing a climate for your classroom - the look and feel, conducting your class efficiently - planning and time management, reaching all your students - through your delivery, encouragement, teaching techniques, and maintaining an environment of respect and responsibility and discipline versus chaos.
Sometimes, having a quick guide handy can get you started in deciding how you are going to manage your class so that you can provide a paramount learning environment for your students and a satisfying working environment for you.
» Top 10 Classroom Management Practices
Teachers set the tone for their classrooms. How we respond to our students can make the difference whether a situation escalates or de-escalates, a person is humanized or dehumanized. As professionals, we strive to show our students respect. Yet, despite all our efforts, there will be times when students disrupt the class.
» Tips for working with difficult students
» What to do when a difficult student gets too difficult
So many factors affect time management and pacing in the classroom: the quantity of material we have to teach, the level of difficulty of material, task type, class size, the various personalities that make up the class as well as their varying abilities, etc. We need strategies in order to find the time to do it all!
» Time-Saving Tips for Teachers
Having your students work collaboratively in groups helps prepare them for the professional world. However, some students may not have had such prior experience, especially if their prior schooling experiences took place in traditional school settings. Having guidelines ready help students transition into group work.
» Making Groupwork Work
We want our students to be engaged in what they are doing and eager to contribute their thoughts and ideas with each other in class. Class discussions are an obvious way to have students share these ideas, but getting responses from some students is not always easy. Here are tips for conducting dynamic discussions in your class.
» Questioning Techniques