Classroom Management: Resources

Recommended Websites

Recommended Books

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne
  • How to Teach So Students Remember by Marilee Sprenger
  • Discipline in the Secondary Classroom by Randy Sprick

Examples of Course Syllabi



Class Management Posters

Classroom Rules:

  1. Respect the teaching environment.
  2. Respect ALL property.
  3. Be in your seat before the bell rings.
  4. Roosevelt rules are my rules.
  5. Failure is not an option.

Discipline Steps:

  1. Verbal warning.
  2. Loss of points.
  3. In-class detention.
  4. Teacher/student meeting.
  5. Call home.
  6. Teacher/parent/student meeting.
  7. Office referral.

Our Classroom Rules:

  1. Arrive on time and prepared.
  2. Follow directions.
  3. Check your body language, voice tone, and words.
  4. Stay on task to complete all work.
  5. Use all materials as Intended

Voice Levels:

  • 0 No sound/no talking. Silent body-silent mouth.
  • 1 Whisper. No vocal chords, oonly your elbow partner can hear you.
  • 2 Quiet table talk. Only the people in your group can hear your voice.
  • 3 Presentation . Everyone in the class can hear you loud and clear.
  • 4 Outside. Socializing voice during break time, lunch time, after school.


  • Follow directions immediately
  • Be on time and ready to participate
  • Stay in your seats unless you are told you can get up
  • No eating or drinking in class
  • Be respectful in body language, tone and word choice

Team Job Descriptions:

  1. Lead/Reader:
    Reads the key steps and guides the group through solving the problem.
  2. Scribe:
    Writes down the problem step by step and justifies the answer.
  3. Facilitator/Checker:
    Checks the problem and is in charge of answering clarifying questions before asking the teacher for help.
  4. Presenter/Materials Manager:
    Presents the problem solved during consensus to the whole class and is in charge of picking up the materials at the end of class.