This practice guide provides practical guidance on planning for classroom management and the creation of safe and supportive learning environments.

About this practice

Planning for classroom management is important preparation for building positive connections and modelling, teaching, revising and reinforcing the expectations, routines and rules of the classroom. Effective planning will support you in promoting positive learning behaviours, reducing disengaged and disruptive behaviours, and effectively responding when they do occur.

Effective classroom management creates safe and supportive learning environments for all students. This practice guide is part of a suite of foundational resources for beginning teachers, teachers working in new environments, or experienced teachers who want to refine or refresh specific elements of their classroom management practice. They can be used to individually reflect on and refine one’s own practice, or as shared resources to support mentoring and other collaborative and whole-school approaches to improving classroom management.

See Classroom Management Resources: User Guide for more information.

Keywords: student engagement, disruption, disruptive behaviour