Classroom Tips


Clear knowledge of the rules that apply to a given situation always helps.



  • Classroom Tips:  

    • Develop a "code of conduct" with your class. Have a discussion about expectations all will
      abide by throughout the class/term.

    • Express expections up front regarding email and how to interact with instructors

    • Communicate your expectation of respect for all

    • Teach students how to confront others and how to voice disagreement in a respectful way

    • Be consistent with rules. Enforce the rules you set.

    • Use case study scenarios that students can use in a class setting that place them in the situation of: 

      • an instructor facing uncivil students,

      • a civil student attempting to negotiate a legitimate request from an uncivil instructor,

      • a civil individual surrounded by a crowd that turns nasty at a public event.

  • Sample classroom management guide (Monroe Community College)