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.
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
Rodriquez Ph D, L. (n.d.). Classroom Management. Retrieved from http://www.4faculty.org/includes/108r2.jsp
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
This Student is Driving Me Nuts!
This Student Is Driving Me Nuts! (n.d.). Retrieved from http://depts.washington.edu/next/storyID_29685.php