Class Management

Basic Class Management Techniques

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"10 Effective Classroom Management Techniques Every Faculty Member Should Know" (pdf) explains that "[e]ffective classroom management is much more than just administering corrective measures when a student misbehaves; it's about developing proactive ways to prevent problems from occurring in the first place while creating a positive learning environment."

5 Types of Problematic Questions -- and Sample Responses

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"Five Types of Student Questions and Sample Responses" (article) list common kinds of questions that may be "difficult to handle" in the class.

  • The basic premise is that "[i]t’s good to have some strategies lined up for when these sorts of questions are raised."

1. "Questions you can’t understand – Sometimes when the understanding is muddled, so is the question ... even though what’s in the midst of the muddle may be a legitimate question."