Classroom management is essential to provide students with an environment that builds and maintains a safe and respectful learning setting. Adult learners must be treated as adults; speaking to students with an approach which is more helpful and informal rather than authoritative. Recognizing that students often have many priorities on top of their learning goals is important factor for the instructor to remember. The following link provides a thorough listing of good classroom management points and serves as great reminders for instructors when establishing classroom etiquette.
Three that resonated most with me were:
- Pick your rules wisely, more rules doesn't always equate to better behavior.
- Mood is contagious, leave your baggage at the door.
- Keep students engaged, it's key to limiting disruptive behavior