Classroom management and discipline – Keep Students Focused
Being able to manage your classroom and discipline students is part of being an effective teacher. Here at Busy Teacher we have compiled 79
worksheets to help teachers with this. Encouragement goes a long way towards maintaining order in the classroom. This classroom management worksheet
, for example, includes a variety of ways teachers can praise students for performing well in class. Other available worksheets cover classroom English, information for substitute teachers, and more ways to praise and encourage learners.
It is important to know your students well so that your seating arrangements and grouping of students help rather than hinder learning efforts. If a student is very shy, placing him in a group with friends may be the only way he will feel comfortable enough to fully participate in activities. Unruly students are distracting and prevent other students from focusing on the lesson material so placing them together will definitely not yield productive results. Knowing how your students interact with one another will help you avoid disturbances and give everyone the opportunity to excel. Discipline may be a challenge but if students respect you and you work hard to help them, they will behave better in your classes.