Classroom Management Booklet

I created this 8,238 word booklet on how to deal with behaviour issues in order to support staff with their classroom management strategies.

This report is based on my experiences in England and Japan and offers advice on building relationship with students and strategies used to avoid or respond to poor behaviour, both inside and outside of the classroom. I have used this report as a guide with staff when I have supported them with behaviour issues in our school, both in whole staff and one to one meetings.

Issues staff can need support on can also include communication issues with the student, a common one being when teachers have different expectations and / or ways of dealing with students and situations which can cause anxiety for one or both parties. As coordinator, I have been present when staff require in meetings to deal with poor behaviour in class. In these meetings I make my expectations clear to the student and together we set achievable targets for him / her to meet.

Throughout this report I discuss techniques that have worked for me throughout my career leading to me feeling confident in dealing with issues of poor behaviour in the classroom and building up a positive reputation within the schools I have worked in. The report can be seen in video form here.

Part one of the report concentrates on how you can build up relationships with students, colleagues and parents outside class times and within the whole school community, which can lead to a positive effect on behaviour within the classroom.

Part two focuses on techniques staff can use during lesson times.

The report contents:

Part One. The whole school.

1.1 Get to know the students outside the classroom.

1.2 Be seen around the school

1.3 Communication with parents and other staff.

1.4 Don’t suffer alone.

Part Two. Inside the classroom.

2.1 Never speak over a class.

2.2 Set lesson up beforehand.

2.3 Entering and leaving the classroom.

2.4 Clear instructions.

2.5 Seating plans.

2.6 Give students a choice and a way out.

2.7 Speak to students without an audience and set targets.

2.8 Speak assertively and stick to point.

2.9 Don’t shout in anger.

2.10 Don’t make threats or give multiple warnings. Act quickly.

2.11 Face issues head on.

2.12 Use detentions wisely.

2.13 Share your expectations with the class.

2.14 Show awareness of school disciplinary policy.

2.15 Take control of class.

2.16 Humour.

2.17 Reward good behaviour for all.


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