Circulation is a skill that supports and maintains positive student behaviour.

About this skill

Intentional circulation is systematically moving around the classroom and standing in key places to observe and actively interact with students.

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.

Related practice resources to refine other skills focus on acknowledgement and praise, clear communication, deliberately pausing, non-verbal correction, scanning and voice control.

See Classroom management resources: User guide for more information.

Keywords: student engagement, disruption, disruptive behaviour