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Classroom Management Support

Classroom Management Support

Why should I do it:

  • While classroom management is more of a Tier 1 intervention, sometimes implementing more stringent and structured classroom management strategies can help address difficult groups of students, while still benefitting even the students that do not need the extra support
  • Helps address individual and groups of students that present more significant behavioral, academic, and other issues
  • Improves compliance, instruction time, student success, etc
  • Helps to make the room, routines, and schedule run more smoothly
  • Decreases wasted time due to student’s wandering, not knowing what to do, getting up to get supplies, etc
  • Provides increased structure and clarifies expectations
  • Provides consistent rewards and consequences

When should I do it:

  • Classroom management techniques should always be implemented and in place as a Tier 1 intervention strategy, but when there are students particularly not responding well to normal classroom management, consider increasing, intensifying, and adding additional class structure and management strategies to address these students on a Tier 2 level. The other students in the class that do not need this extra structure will also benefit from it.
  • When there is a student, several students or a groups of students that are not responding to typical classroom management strategies
  • When a group of kids is especially challenging to manage
  • When several students, acting together and working one another up, cause greater than average class disruptions
  • With especially off task, disruptive, and uncontrollable classes and groups

How do I do it:

  • At the Tier 1 level, classroom management should be a regular part of all classes
  • At the Tier 2 level, increasing the intensity and structure of classroom management strategies beyond what may be considered typical or normal can help address more difficult students not responding to your normal class rules, routines, procedures, etc
  • When increasing and intensifying classroom management, even the students that don’t need the extra support will benefit from it
  • Classroom management techniques are numerous and the techniques utilized in classes will vary to a degree depending on the class dynamics
  • Classroom management techniques should be introduced to a class on day one when possible and reviewed frequently
  • Common classroom techniques include active supervision, clear, consistent, and predictable consequences and rewards, use of various teaching strategies, active listening, setting and teaching positive behavior expectations, establishing and reviewing classroom schedule, routines, and rules, etc

Resources & Support for technique:
(Items with footnotes link to external websites)


  1. McEvoy, C., Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA). PBIS In the Classroom. [].
  2. Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), (2010). SWPBS Classroom Management Checklist. [].
  3. Uncommon Schools. Without Great Teachers, Nothing Else Matters. [].
  4. Martin, W. The Really Big List of Classroom Management Resources. [].
  5. The Teachers Guide. Classroom Management. [].
  6. adprima. Classroom Management, Management of Student Conduct, Effective Praise Guidelines, and a Few Things to Know About ESOL Thrown in for Good Measure. [].
  7. Watson, G. Classroom Discipline Problem Solver: Ready-to-Use Techniques & Materials for Managing All Kinds of Behavior Problems. [].
  8. Rodriguez, L. Classroom Management. [].
  9. National Education Association (NEA). Avoiding Power Struggles with Students: The dos and don’ts of dealing with classroom confrontations. [].
  10. Education World, INC. Classroom Management. [].
  11. ProTeacher. Organization. [].