Classroom management seems to entail many aspects of the actual teaching environment. Educators have various definitions and many researchers feel that classroom management highly affects the extent of classroom behavior. Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia states that classroom management is a term used by many teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. The term also implies the prevention of disruptive behavior. It is possibly the most difficult aspect of teaching for many teachers and indeed experiencing problems in this area causes some to leave teaching altogether.
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NEA: Classroom Management Resources contains a variety of useful articles, quizzes, and tips. (National Education Association)
Classroom Management Ideas for Elementary School shows what other teachers are doing with up-to-date charts and graphs. Hundreds of teachers from across the country participated in this ProTeacher-sponsored survey. Dozens of graphs illustrate what teachers are doing in their classrooms and how they think about this critical aspect of classroom management... (ProTeacher)
Classroom Management Topics Index | Power Tools | How-To...this sight has many wonderful ideas including a classroom pledge to start the day... “Today I will do my best. I will listen. I will follow directions. I will be honest. I will respect the rights of others...(Teacher Net)
Teaching Secrets: Creating Positive Classroom Management - by Marti Schwartz - Classroom management issues are often the biggest impediment to learning for the novice teacher and even seasoned veterans. … (Edweek Teacher)