Course Description

Student management can be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. What is clear is that consistent and fair practices produce the best responses, especially when paired with specific techniques to build positive relationships. Part of this session will assist you to determine and set up clear and fair processes for yourself (in your classroom) and perhaps also for teams of teachers that you work with.

There are also occasions where students do not respond to clear and consistent practices. On these occasions, it can be easy to become frustrated or to question our own abilities. The information presented in this session will attempt to help you understand where some of these behaviours may be coming from and how to deal with them.

We will use a problem-based learning approach in this session to look at where we are in terms of student management, and what we need to do to get to where we want to go. With this approach results will be based on YOUR needs and your class.


Classroom teachers in secondary schools.

Teaching Standards

3.5.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use effective classroom communication:  Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement,

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation:   Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities,

4.2.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Manage classroom activities:   Establish and maintain orderly and workable routines to create an environment where student time is spent on learning tasks,

4.3.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Manage challenging behaviour:   Manage challenging behaviour by establishing and negotiating clear expectations with students, and address discipline issues promptly, fairly and respectfully

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Creating Student Management Practices that Work will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 3.5.3 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction and some Basic Beliefs about Student Management

    • Welcome!

    • Basic Beliefs about Student Management

    • Task: Reflect on the tools you use and existing School Procedures

  • 2

    Module 2: Strategies that Work

    • Low, Medium and High-level Behaviours

    • Task: What type of Behaviour is this?

    • Basic Strategies that Work

    • Teachers make a Difference

    • Building Positive Relationships

    • Some Tips from Classroom Management Guru Bill Rogers

    • Task: Classroom Strategies

    • Restorative Justice

    • Activities

    • Task: Attitudes in the Classroom (Poster)

  • 3

    Module 3: Special Cases

    • Special Cases

    • Task: Strategies you are Using

    • Task: Generational Poverty

    • Generational Poverty

  • 4

    Module 4: Strategies to Deal with more Difficult Students

    • Strategies for more Difficult Students

    • Sample Student Management Plans

    • Calmer Classrooms

    • Behaviour Management

    • Task: Behaviour Management Checklist

  • 5

    Module 5: Putting it all Together

    • Student Management Plan for the School Year

    • Task: Student Management - Putting it all Together

    • A Special Note on the Coronavirus

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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