Classroom Management

Consistently establishing and managing student expectations and behaviors to ensure a productive learning environment are among the most critical issues faced by both novice and experienced faculty members.  Classroom management refers to matters of supervision, mediation, and facilitation, as well as intervention, if necessary.  While management approaches vary dependent upon the individual instructor’s philosophy/style and the classroom composition, several proactive, preventative strategies and practical solutions have proven effective in creating a positive teaching and learning climate.  Listed here are links to articles and web resources that may prove helpful as you address the issue of management.   You are invited to review and select materials as appropriate to your situation.

ArticlesHelpful Links

10 Effective Classroom Management Techniques Every Faculty Member Should Know
Weimer, M. (n.d.). 10 Effective Classroom Management Techniques Every Faculty Member Should Know. Retrieved from http://cfcc.edu/SACS/QEP/documents/10effectiveclassmanagementtech.pdf

Addressing Students’ Needs
Addressing Students’ Needs: Common Disruptive Student Behaviors and Possible Responses. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cirtl.net/node/5776

All in a Day’s Work
Felder, R. a. (2000). All in a Day’s Work. Retrieved from http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/Columns/Dayswork.html

Classroom Management
Rodriquez Ph D, L. (n.d.). Classroom Management. Retrieved from http://www.4faculty.org/includes/108r2.jsp

Establishing Classroom Rules
Mendiola, E. (n.d.). Establishing Classroom Rules. Retrieved from http://www.oncourseworkshop.com/Getting%20On%20Course015.htm

Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom
Warren, L. (2000, October). Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom. Retrieved from http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/hotmoments.html

Managing the College Classroom
Braden, S. a. (2006). Managing the College Classroom: Perspectives from an Introvert and an Extrovert . Retrieved from http://www.collegequarterly.ca/2006-vol09-num01-winter/braden_smith.html

Managing the Learning Environment: Ten Guidelines for Classroom Management
Managing the Learning Environment Ten Guidelines for Classroom Management. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.georgianc.on.ca/staff/ctl/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/LearningEnvironment_1_6_Fall2009.pdf

This Student is Driving Me Nuts!
This Student Is Driving Me Nuts! (n.d.). Retrieved from http://depts.washington.edu/next/storyID_29685.php

Address Problematic Student Behavior – Carnegie Melon Enhancing Education

Managing Difficult Moments in the Classroom – Lansing Community College Center for Teaching Excellence

You Can Handle Them All: A Resource for Handling 124 Behaviors at School and at Home – The Master Teacher