Classroom management is the process of setting up an activity in class, monitoring it, and following it up.

Different activities require very different types of classroom management. For example, getting students to do a fill-in exercise in their books is very different to setting up a team game.

A key concept in classroom management is classroom dynamics. This is the type of interaction going on in a class:


Teacher to group – Here you must ensure that all the students are paying attention to you, and that you are addressing all of them – not just the keen students at the front, or the student who is always daydreaming at the back.

Other types of dynamic:

  • Student to Student
  • Student to Teacher
  • Group to Teacher