If only teaching were all about teaching and not about keeping order in the classroom or, as it’s sometimes known, Classroom Management.
A major part of teaching has nothing really to do with imparting information and helping your students learn. Instead it’s all about the lesson-to-lesson issues of running a class. This can be anything from late students, missing coursebooks, forgotten homework, noisy roadworks outside, malfunctioning air-conditioning and so on.
In other words, classroom management is about dealing with your students and making sure everyone in class is able to learn. It’s about making the classroom the best possible place to be for you and your students.
And as you might imagine, one major part of classroom management is discipline!Image © Giuseppe Bognanni