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.
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.
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.
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.
Offers 32 great recommendations for improving delivery.
Techniques for discussing students’ poor performance with them.
A meta-analysis of the effects of classroom management strategies and classroom management programs on students’ academic, behavioural, emotional, and motivational outcomes.
Twenty-six pages brief, and very helpful.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Even the most carefully prepared instructor cannot anticipate all of the unique consequences of every instructor/student interaction.
Analysis of how to adapt to student expectations of teachers and the classroom.
Instructors 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.
The Handbook of College Teaching (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994), 365-373 1994
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning 2000
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. .
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.
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.
Simple way to gather polling information in the classroom. Works with Twitter, text, or web.
Excellent advice and overview, with lots of links to more specific discussions.
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