Summary for Classroom Management Forum


PIDP 3250

      Summary of Classroom Management Discussion Forum        


Monitors David McIntyre and Lesley Florell

Group Activity May 22- June 5th

Classroom management is a term used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. The term also implies the prevention of disruptive behavior. It is possibly the most difficult aspect of teaching for many teachers; indeed experiencing problems in this area causes some to leave teaching altogether. In 1981 the US National Educational Association reported that 36% of teachers said they would probably not go into teaching if they had to decide again. A major reason was “negative student attitudes and discipline.

Motivation and Management

Ø                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Collaborative Teaching – Session E – Instructional & Classroom Management Strategies

Ø      Classroom resistance Scenes, Has anyone experienced anything like these?

Ø      Student Types and How to Manage

Ø      Types of students within a classroom

Ø      Class settings/ Sizes

How much does that play into your course development? Do you have a say, and if not, how does that affect your classes?


Ø                  Using Maslow’s Hierarchy to motivate students

Ø                  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in an Inclusion Classroom’s+Hierarchy+of+Needs+in+an+Inclusion+Classroom-+By+Kaitlin+Lutz

Classroom Management Strategies

Ø      Six classroom management strategies using an acronym

Externalize the problem
Assess the situation
Goal Setting
Emphasize what works
Refrain from doing what doesn’t work
! Compliments that describe what’s working

Ø      Classroom Management, Management of Student Conduct, Effective Praise Guidelines, and a Few Things to Know About ESOL Thrown in for Good Measure”

1. Know what you want and what you don’t want.

2. Show and tell your students what you want.

3. When you get what you want, acknowledge (not praise) it.

4. When you get something else, act quickly and appropriately.

Ø      Setting up the Ground Rules

Treating each other with respect
•switching off mobile phones
•listening to each other
•asking questions
•being open to new ideas
•having fun
•guidelines for giving and receiving feedback

Ø      The Parking Lot

Ø      Are we on the right track with classroom management?

Some golden rules
Classroom management is about
Being who you are
Valuing What you believe and values
Doing What you do and where you take the learners

Ø      Setting up the Ground Rules

Ø      Student Participation/ Active learning

Ø      Suffering is optional

Suffering is optional means that it is okay for the student to determine what they need to be successful within the learning environment.

*It is up to the student to regulate themselves.*

Ø      Manage Disruptive Behaviour in the Classroom

Ø      6 Classroom Management Tips Every Teacher Can Use

Ø      Five Quick Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Ø      10 Effective Classroom Management Techniques Every Faculty Member should Know

Ø      Effective Classroom Management

Ø      Three simple Keys to Effective Classroom Management

Ø      The syllabus as a Classroom Management Tool

Ø      Understanding the role of Intuition in Teaching


Technical Supports

Ø      Technical Supports for managing the classroom


Ø      Maintaining Classroom Discipline (1947). Good and bad

Ø      Tricks of the Trade: Classroom Management Tips for Teachers

Ø      Goofy: Teachers are people too

Ø      Ice Breakers




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