When disruptive behavior takes place in the classroom, several Brescia University faculty members recommend addressing it immediately.
Establishing expectations for behavior early in the course can support students’ willingness to engage in learning activities and prevent possible conflicts. Involving students in establishing those ground rules helps build relevant and meaningful guidelines with greater consensus.
Advice for the First Day of Class: Today We Will by Jennifer Garrett and Mary Clement EdD
Advice for Teachers: Dare to be Strict by Joseph W. Trefzger, PHD
Love the One You're With: Creating a Classroom Community by Cynde Gregory
State of Mind in the College Classroom by Stacy Roth
Cell Phone Policies: A Review of Where Faculty Stand by Maryellen Weimer, PhD
Helping Students Make the Right Call on Cell Phones by Pete Burkholder, PhD
Teaching Students the Importance of Professionalism by Angela F. Keaton, PhD
Classroom Management by Lisa Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Managing Misbehavior in the College Classroom: Cult of Pedagogy by Jennifer Gonzalez
Surviving Class minus Your Cell Phone by Rich Barlow
CRLT Center for Research on Learning and Teaching:
Responding to Disruptions or Disrespect from the University of Michigan
Understanding Student and Faculty Incivility in Higher Education by Kristen A. Frey Knepp (As posted in the Journal of Effective Teaching)
The longer we talk, the more students we lose. College instructor Chris Biffle demonstrates micro-lecturing, the crucial Whole Brain Teaching classroom management technique that not only breaks information into understandable chunks, but also has a built in check for student comprehension.
Whether you are aware of it or not, classroom management decisions are guided by your personal beliefs and knowledge about how people learn.
How do you:
Observe different perspectives on classroom management for:
The following links, videos, and resources are from faculty across the states, working in colleges and universities.
Effective Classroom Management: Indiana University Bloomington
Holding Students Accountable: Indiana University Bloomington
Setting the Tone: University of Toronto
Addressing Classroom Disruption Butler University
Best Practices for Managing Disruptive Behavior University of Washington