Source: (2013) American Secondary Education. 41(3):21-33.

Creating a learning environment where all students can thrive academically requires an understanding of the complexities of classroom management. The notions of “discipline,” “conformity” and “obedience” that have littered discussions of classroom management in the past are no longer sufficient to describe the diverse urban classroom. Thus, this piece explores classroom management in an honest, relevant way, rich in context and relationships. Through a scenario showing one teacher’s decision-making process, eight components of classroom management are considered: student-teacher relationships, high expectations for students, non-verbal cues and redirection, teacher consistency, teacher perseverance and assertiveness, capitalizing on human resources, restorative justice, and school wide consistency for student behavior. The research support for these eight components is also shared. (excerpt)