|Good classroom management implies not only that the teacher has
elicited the cooperation of the students in minimizing misconduct and
can intervene effectively when misconduct occurs, but also that
worthwhile academic activities are occurring more or less continuously
and that the classroom management system as a whole (which includes, but
is not limited to, the teacher's disciplinary interventions) is designed
to maximize student engagement in those activities, not merely to
Jere Brophy, 1988
WHAT IS CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT?
Classroom management, as applied to teaching, involves everything that a teacher must do to carry out his/her teaching objectives. It includes preparation of plans and materials, structuring of activities into time blocks, direct teaching of skills and subject matter, grouping of pupils to provide for the most efficient use of teacher and pupil time, plans for transition periods--changing from one activity to another or from one place to another--pupil involvement and motivation, and adequate control of pupil behavior.
Skills and knowledge needed to implement comprehensive classroom management:
Classroom management should be based on an understanding of current research and theory in classroom management and on students' personal and psychological needs.
Classroom management depends on establishing positive teacher-student and peer relationships that create classrooms as communities of support.
Comprehensive classroom management involves using instructional methods that facilitate optimal learning by responding to the academic needs of individual students and the classroom group.
Comprehensive classroom management involves using organizational and group management methods that involve students in developing and committing to behavioral standards that help create a safe, caring community and using teaching methods that facilitate clear classroom organization.
Classroom management involves the ability to use a wide range of counseling and behavioral methods that involve students in examining and correcting their inappropriate behavior.
Learned Reinforcers That Are Important to Teachers
Developing a Discipline Plan for You
Includes Seven Model of Discipline
The Why and How of Classroom Management
As compiled by Frank Brunette, University Supervisor
Case studies/behaviors involving classroom management situations
Effective Lesson Planning, Delivery Techniques & Classroom Management Suggestions
Descriptors of the Ideal Classroom that Reflect Excellent Instruction in the Area of Behavior Management
Classroom Management Websites