Top 10 Proven Classroom Management Tips for Teachers



what is classroom management classroom management is a term used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students number one of the top ten classroom management tips is start the year time many teachers make the mistake of starting the year with a poor discipline plan or without any classroom management plan at all it is much easier to start top and then lighten up than to start light and discipline more at the beginning of the year students quickly assess the situation and realize what they will be allowed to get away with starting the year tough will give you control and flexibility number two be fair to all students students are the first to recognize a teacher's favorites or biases this is dangerous because it could lead to a disruption if they sense a teacher as favorites treat all without partiality and make sure that all are included and engaged in class material number three be prepared for disruptions and don't let them faze you students often amplify their teachers reaction to disruption be ready for them and be ready to calmly and quickly pick up where you left off having a joke or interesting comment ready to bring attention back to you will allow the transition to be seamless number four instill high expectations expect that your students will behave not that they will disrupt reinforce this with the way you speak to your students when you begin the day tell your students your expectations for the day and they will have the goals and grayned in their head and will be less likely to cause trouble number five incentivize good behaviors motivating students through rewards like no homework watching a video ice cream or pre activity time can help students by giving them a goal to look forward to this can also help students hold each other accountable to class goals and stigmatize negative behavior number six / plan make sure you have plenty of activities to cover classroom time it is wise to have several go to activities to do if and when your lessons finish early is sometimes the point of no return when students realize they are done with planning activities number seven have a clearly expressed disciplinary plan with consequences make sure students know the disciplinary ladder well any hint of ambiguity can leave a loophole for excuses and students are great at making excuses or students when they are close to breaking the rule so there will be no ambiguity when that line is crossed if you constantly raise your voice to get the attention of the class consider investing in a classroom amplification system which can save your voice by projecting it the empire forward well PA system is a great system for classrooms because it features an ipod back that simultaneously plays and charges your iPad and also has output for a projector number eight focus on relationships a teacher that can connect positively with their students will make students behave and easier to manage because students will regard their teacher much like a friend using positive reinforcement to build a positive reputation for the child gives them confidence that the teacher believes in them and will make it harder for them to disappoint the teacher with bad behavior or work ethic be careful about confrontation confrontation does not need to humiliate nor does it need to be done in front of others a bad confrontation situation could turn a teacher into an enemy and he as the student this will only amplify bad behavior number ten be patient and keep practicing don't worry if things don't go well right away controlling your classroom and learning both but will always be a challenge with some students no matter where you teach it is best to expect the unexpected and be ready for adversity for more information on classroom discipline classroom amplification systems or amplifiers please visit amply calm or give us a call ample back extend your voice

21 thoughts on “Top 10 Proven Classroom Management Tips for Teachers”

  1. I do alot of these but not very effective…

    I few years ago kids were pretty good now the behaviors are alot worse.

    I rarely had troubles now its really bad.

  2. Without classroom management, you have very little time to teach http://teachersindex.com/classroommanagement.html

  3. One strategy I have found to be very effective is "the guilt trip." For a student who is acting out, I will say something like, "I'm sure your parents train you so much better than what you are demonstrating right now. How do you think they'd feel if they were to see this behavior?" So far, this has never failed to get the child in question to get back on the right track. After all, who wants to be perceived as coming from a home where there is no training (Devious, I know.)? 🙂
    Alternatively, I'll further use the guilt trip to my advantage by saying something like: "Do you know how that makes me feel when you act that way? You hurt my feelings when you're being disrespectful, and you make me feel like you just don't care. Works for me. 🙂

  4. Reconsider the first 2 tips.
    1) Be tough – Students need to feel welcome and valued from the first day. Teachers need to start the year smiling, and welcoming students while being clear about their expectations and consistent in enforcing them.
    2) Be fair – We should not treat every student the same way. It is our job to make sure students get what they need. That can vary from student to student.

    Also do not raise voice or use amplification system. Better to turn lights on and off or clap to get everyone's attention (Clap once if you hear my voice, clap twice if you hear my voice, keep going until you have silence. Tell students they need to get quiet and STAY quiet.

    Most of the other tips will help. Good luck, teaching is one of the most demanding, exhausting, rewarding and important jobs in the world.

  5. I like the "idea" of your list…however some of it seems outdated… I think being "tough" at the beginning means to have high standards. Maybe this is more directed toward secondary?

  6. Classroom management is about relationships with and expectations of students.  Expect the best from all students.

  7. I don't really agree with the award thing but with motivation instead of rewards unless it's little candys, but only on certain days, start off the day by saying its treat day and that the more you work, pay attention and stay on your best behaviour you will get a treat but don't tell them when they will get that treat

  8. I don't really agree with the award thing but with motivation instead of rewards unless it's little candys, but only on certain days, start off the day by saying its treat day and that the more you work, pay attention and stay on your best behaviour you will get a treat but don't tell them when they will get that treat

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