Organizing and maintaining a classroom can be challenging and complicated. Each year, teachers are tasked with teaching a new group of students with diverse backgrounds and varying personalities. It can be difficult to adapt classroom management techniques and solutions when circumstances, classes, and teaching situations often change. Teachers, both new and experienced, may feel overwhelmed.
When teachers and educators are overwhelmed or stressed with the prospect of classroom management, they often make decisions and implement policies that are harmful to academic growth, their students, and themselves. Below are listed the top five most common classroom management mistakes. As teachers seek to avoid these errors in classroom management, they will feel more at ease with their students, their classes will be more effective, and they will be able to develop into effective educational professionals.