Strategies for Effective Classroom Management
By Janelle Cox, About.com Guide
Even the most well-planned lesson can be derailed by distracted, chatty, or otherwise disruptive student behavior. Keep these strategies in your backpocket to keep learning on track in your classroom.
- 7 Ways to Motivate Good Behavior
- Behavior Management Plan
- Student Discipline Strategies
- How to Keep Your Students' Attention
- No-Cost Rewards For The Classroom
- How To Hold Regular Class Meetings
- How to Increase Student Participation
- 5 Ways to Keep Students Engaged
Class rules are unique to each teacher, reflecting your personality, teaching style, and educational objectives. By clearly communicating the rules to your students from the first day of school, you are setting the class on a path toward your ultimate vision for the school year.
- How To Write Your Classroom Rules
- How to Introduce Your Class Rules
- Sample Class Rules
- Classroom Bill Of Rights For Display In Your Classroom
- Procedures and Routines
Dealing With Challenging Students
Even if you meticulously design and enforce your class rules, it's inevitable that unique problems will arise throughout the course of a school year. Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran, sometimes you'll need to create an individualized plan, in conjunction with a student's parents, in order to get regain control of a challenging situation.
- 5 Ways to Deal with Difficult Students
- Behavior Contracts for Challenging Students
- Sample Behavior Contract
In order to maximize your effectiveness in the classroom, you will need to enlist the support of the parents of your students. Together, you will form a powerful team with the students' best interests at heart.