Classroom Management

10 EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES EVERY FACULTY MEMBER SHOULD KNOW

Brought to you by The Teaching Professor, this special report features 10 proven classroom management techniques from those on the front lines who’ve met the challenges head-on and developed creative responses that work with today’s students.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

UCU Continuing Professional Development - Good classroom and behavior management is one of the key elements of successful teaching and learning, and will be crucial to your success and commitment teacher.

BEST PRACTICES: PREVENTING AND MANAGING CHALLENGING CLASSROOM SITUATIONS

Professors currently face significant challenges in the classroom. Over the past two decades, teachers have increasingly been called on to handle minor class­room disruptions, accommodate learning needs of students with disabilities, and recognize and address warning signs of significant student distress and potentially volatile behaviors. Particularly vulnerable to these challenges are future and early career (EC) faculty as they begin to build their teaching reper­toire. Through our work in mentoring hundreds of future and EC faculty and a review of research on best practices in faculty development, we present a basic toolkit of strategies and resources to support and to improve the overall teach­ing and learning environment.

LEARNING STUDENT’S NAMES

One of the most important keys to classroom management and often difficult to do. Here are some tips from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Office of Graduate Studies.

IMPROVING INSTRUCTORS’ SPEAKING SKILLS

Offers 32 great recommendations for improving delivery.

USING MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS.

Techniques for discussing students’ poor performance with them.

EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE

A meta-analysis of the effects of classroom management strategies and classroom management programs on students’ academic, behavioural, emotional, and motivational outcomes.

FACILITATING DISCUSSIONS: A BRIEF GUIDE

Twenty-six pages brief, and very helpful.

MANAGING HOT MOMENTS IN THE CLASSROOM

Harvards Derek Bok Center provides suggestions for instructors on dealing with potentially controversial topics in university classroom discussions. Instructor can find teaching opportunities in the moment and manage themselves in the moment.

HOW TO DEAL WITH THOSE ANNOYING CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS

A summary of the findings of a survey of 765 students at Wright State University on what students found to be the most annoying behaviors by other students in order of importance, and tips on how to deal with those classroom annoyances!

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

The first day of class sets the tone for the whole course. This is the best opportunity you have to establish your expectations for student achievement and behavior.

IN-CLASS "MULTI TASKING": HOW LAPTOPS HURT LEARNING

The research discussed in this article looked at the impact of students having laptops in class that were being used for non-course related tasks, such as surfing the web.

TEACHING CHALLENGES

Even the most carefully prepared instructor cannot anticipate all of the unique consequences of every instructor/student interaction.

DIFFERENT WORLDS IN THE SAME CLASSROOM

Analysis of how to adapt to student expectations of teachers and the classroom.

CLASSROOM CLIMATE

InstructorsÂ’ attentiveness to the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical environments creates a classroom climate conducive to student engagement with the content and skills of the discipline.

DEALING WITH TROUBLESOME BEHAVIORS IN THE CLASSROOM

The Handbook of College Teaching (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994), 365-373 1994

ADDRESSING STUDENTS' NEEDS: DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR IN THE CLASSROOM

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning 2000

IMMEDIACY IN THE CLASSROOM

Research shows that immediacy (behavior that brings the instructor and the students closer together in terms of perceived distance) increases student learning. This web page provides lists of behaviors to create immediacy and links to further studies. .

CLASSROOM CHALLENGES

Sometimes, particular students may cause you problems in class, without warranting major negotiation or intervention. A few common situations, and ways to work them out, are discussed here.

PLICKERS

Classroom polling system. Similar to Clickers but cheaper. Each student gets a unique barcode – a paper clicker. Students answer questions by showing their barcodes to the teacher's smartphone. The teacher gets a real-time bar graph and the data is stored individually by student.

POLL EVERYWHERE

Simple way to gather polling information in the classroom. Works with Twitter, text, or web.

PROBLEM STUDENTS AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR

Excellent advice and overview, with lots of links to more specific discussions.

 

Journals

Seidel, Shannon B. and Tanner, Kimberly D. (2013). "What if students revolt?" - Considering Student Resistance: Origins, Options, and Opportunities for Investigation. CBE Life Science Education, 12, 586-595. PDF

Jale, J., Sistla, K. & Mathews, N. M. (2015). Classroom Management Lessons From Facebook. Int. J. Cur. Res. Rev., 8, 37 – 41. PDF

Sammaknejad, A. (2016). An Analysis of Teachers’ Self-Reflection on Classroom Management. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 6, 84 – 89. PDF

Korpershoek, H., Harms, T., de Boer, H., van Kuijk, M. & Doolaard, S. (2016). A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Classroom Management Strategies and Classroom Management Programs on Students’ Academic, Behavioural, Emotional, and Motivational Outcomes. Review of Educational Research, XX, 1 – 38. PDF