Classroom management maximises students’ on-task learning time by minimising disruptive behaviour and disengagement. It involves establishing routines to actively engage students in their learning, consistently applying rules and explicitly modelling appropriate behaviour so students know what is expected of them, and establishing high expectations for students learning.
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Classroom management has a strong evidence base that meets AERO’s highest standards of evidence. For more information about the evidence base, see below:
Tried and Tested practice guide
Annotated reference list
Using the practice
To be effective, classroom management needs to be implemented well. See below some 'things to know' when using the practice.
Snapshots of practice
Classroom management may look different in different contexts. See below examples of classroom management in a variety of classrooms and settings:
Example of practice
Focused classrooms at Loxton Primary School
Here you will find tools to help you manage your classroom.