Classroom Management

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What is classroom management and why is it so important for an effective classroom? It is an educator’s responsibility to create the best possible classroom environment in order for students to learn and grow. Classroom management is the combination of procedures, expectations, functions, and personal philosophy in an academic setting that benefits the capabilities of the students. In The First Days of School, it also is described as:

Classroom Management consists of the practices and procedures that a teacher uses to maintain an environment in which instruction and learning can occur. (Wong & Wong, 2009, p. 11)

Some sample management plans:

Wong, H.K. & Wong, R.T. (2009) The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher. Mountain View, California: Harry K. Wong Publications Inc.