The 10 Essential Skills for Classroom Management

1. Establishing expectations– Making rules.

2. Giving instructions– Telling students what to do.

3. Waiting and scanning- Stopping to assess what is happening.

4. Cueing with parallel acknowledgement- Praising a particular student to prompt others.

5. Body language encouraging- Smiling, nodding, gesturing and moving near.

6. Descriptive encouraging- Praise describing behaviour.

7. Selective attending- Not obviously reacting to certain behaviours.

8. Redirecting to the learning- Prompting on-task behaviour.

9. Giving a choice- Describing the student’s options and likely consequences of their behaviour.

10. Following through- Doing what you said you would.

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