Classroom management and the ability to manage your class is an integral part of becoming a successful teacher. It is of the utmost importance for a teacher to manage and control their class from the get go. If you cannot manage the class accordingly, your students will lose respect and become undisciplined. Here are some general ideas and strategies that can be applied to most classroom situations.
1. A teacher must have positive control over their classroom. There is no need to take the form of a dictator, however you need to have control .Find the right median for your class and be strict yet positive. Your students will not learn without control, yet too much control can hinder their learning.
2. If you want to be respected by your students you have to give them respect. By no means should you allow your students to be disrespectful or get away with inappropriate behavior, but treat them like adults and you will garner much more respect from them
3. Set out a guideline for disciplinary measures. Make sure that your students are aware of the consequences of certain actions. When they know what repercussions come with certain behaviors, they are less likely to act out.
4. It is very important for you to find the right mix of authority and friendship in your class. Remember that you are the authoritative figure in the room and that you are not there to befriend your students. However, allow for casual conversation and offer friendly advice without crossing the line from teacher to friend.
These are just a few examples of some classroom management skills that you can incorporate into your class to provide a more positive learning atmosphere. Of course every classroom is different and will benefit from different strategies, but there are some solid necessary guidelines.