Classroom Management Techniques

        Classroom management techniques are important to have a successful learning environment. Rules, regulations, and a positive classroom setting form the necessary learning center needed for students to excel in school. My current classroom management techniques are shown below.

1. Have a list of classroom rules and expectations posted in the classroom
(Alberto, Troutman 1995)

2. Have students participate in the creating of the classroom rules the first day of class (Walker 1997)

3. Allow sufficient time to go over new material (Santi 1996)

4. Plan and communicate lesson materials in a clear concise manner taking in consideration all of the students abilities (Orlich, Harder, Callahan, Gibson 1998)

5. Always follow through with disciplinary actions (Santi 1996)

6. Use praise when the students are doing a good job at either their work or behavior in the class (Harmin 1994)

7. Keep the students focussed by using their topics of interest to teach lessons
(Gleason 1997)

8. Be flexible enough use different disciple techniques according to the situation and the individual (Hathorne 1990)

9. Use team meetings to suggest a behavioral technique that may work best for a certain individual or class (Mathews 1998)

10. Keep all students involved in the lesson by asking questions and working on activities (Santi 1996)

        Classroom management techniques are necessary to keep a positive learning environment and to keep students focussed on the material being taught. Classroom management techniques need to be based on what works best for the behaviors of each individual student and may need to be altered accordingly from student to student each year.