Teacher Bulletin | Volume 9

Appropriate for grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Classroom Management

The term classroom management refers to the procedures, strategies and instructional techniques that are used to manage student behavior and learning activities. Laying the foundation for positive behavior, preparedness and structure will create an atmosphere of mutual respect and enthusiasm for learning. A classroom that is chaotic as a result of poor management not only does not enhance learning, it might even inhibit it.

The creation of rules and procedures is an important aspect of classroom management. Rules identify general expectations or standards regarding student behavior and procedures communicate expectations for specific behaviors. Research has shown that the beginning of the school year is the most appropriate time to establish rules and procedures. What you do on the first days of school will determine your success or failure for the rest of the year.