Universal teacher classroom management practices
- Involve comprehensive training for K-12 teachers designed to teach prosocial behaviors in order to reduce or prevent inappropriate or aggressive student behavior
- Teachers and faculty groups are trained in classroom organization, lesson planning, classroom rules and routines, encouraging student accountability and reinforcing positive behavior
Strength of evidence
Evidence level: Proven (highest tier)
Proven (highest tier)
Ranked as having the highest level of evidence by the National Institute of Justice
All school-aged children
- Not available
Outcomes and impact
- Lowered inappropriate and aggressive behavior
Keys to successful implementation
- Design the classroom space to minimize potential distractions, and create clear rules and routines around the use of classroom activities.
- Removing students from classrooms for bad behavior creates a negative feedback loop, in which the student is rewarded by escaping a task they don’t want to confront. Train teachers to resolve problem behavior before it requires removal.
- Provide robust teacher training in the classroom management techniques, using concrete real-classroom examples alongside theoretical frameworks.
- Use repeat teacher evaluations to identify teachers who need additional classroom management training.