Essential Skills

Essential Skills for Classroom Management
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Classroom Management

Classroom Management refers to teacher practice as well as student behaviour. Positive classroom climate, positive interpersonal relationships, clarity and consistency of expectations and consequences (both positive and negative) all work together to create an efficient learning environment.

Essential Skills for Classroom Management

The Essential Skills for Classroom Management coupled with Classroom Profiling help identify the positive aspects of a classroom and identify areas of practice that may benefit from reflective discussion and altered practice.

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The 10 ESCM 

  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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The Classroom Profiling Association Inc. members have access to additional complementary ESCM resources available for members. 



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 – Primary Deputy Principal



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