classroom management

 

Aloha! Need help managing your classroom? We have lots of resources for you!

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Select the problem that best matches your situation:

Attitudes & Motivation
Students come late to class.
Students lack interest or motivation.
Students performed poorly on an exam.
Students don’t seek help when needed.
Students behave rudely in class.
My students don’t participate in discussion.
Students can't apply what they’ve learned.
My students don't come to lecture.
Students don’t keep up with the reading.
Students respond to course content and classroom dynamics in emotional and unproductive ways.

Prerequisite Knowledge & Preparedness
Students’ background knowledge & skills vary widely.
Students lack interest or motivation.
Students don't know how to do research.
Group projects aren’t working.
Students can't apply what they’ve learned.
Students can't write.
Students don’t keep up with reading.

Critical Thinking & Applying Knowledge
Students’ background knowledge & skills vary widely.
Students don't know how to do research.
Students can't apply what they’ve learned.
Students can't write.

Group Skills & Dynamics
Group projects aren’t working.

Classroom Behavior & Etiquette
Students come late to class.
Students behave rudely in class.
Group projects aren’t working.
My students cheat on assignments and exams.
Students respond to course content and classroom dynamics in emotional and unproductive ways.

Grading & Assessment
Students complain the exams are too hard.
Students complain about grades.
Students performed poorly on an exam.
My students cheat on assignments and exams.

Resource: Carnegie Mellon University - Enhancing Education: Solve a Teaching Problem

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Teaching Strategies: Incivilities in the College Classroom
Broadly defined, classroom incivility is any action that interferes with a harmonious and cooperative learning atmosphere in the classroom. Uncivil student behavior not only disrupts and negatively effects the overall learning environment for students but also contributes to instructors' stress and discontent. The articles in this section describe forms of classroom incivility and ways to reduce disruptive behavior in the college classroom.
Handling Conflict in the Classroom (Texas Tech University)
Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom(Warren, 2000)
Managing the Classroom and Relating to Students (Appendix A from The Penn State Teacher II – scroll down to pg. 138)
UC-Santa Cruz - Classroom Civility
Managing Classroom Conflict (University of North Carolina, 2004)

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Difficult Behaviors in the Classroom (.pdf)

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Handling Specific Disruptive Behaviors (.pdf)
From Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors gives some suggestions on how to handle disruptive behaviors in class.

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