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Classroom management is 90% of teaching. Managing your classroom means being knowledgeable of your content, but also being able to keep the learning moving forward even when you encounter a difficult student. 

WSU Tech Student Services has contributed resources to this page to help you with classroom management. Other resources faculty and ITAS have compiled are also included.

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Classroom Management Resources 

This blog deals with effective classroom management techniques for adult learners. 

Learn how to determine your classroom management style with this video. 

Behavior is often a by product of emotion or situation. This paper explains how emotions and life situations can trigger disruptive behavior in your classroom. 

The Teaching Professor provides important tips for creating a smooth teaching experience: creating a relationship with students and making the syllabus more than a contract are a few of the points presented here. 

More tips and tricks for successful classroom management techniques. 

 
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Managing Difficult Conversations 

Vanderbilt University has compiled resources and a guide for dealing with difficult conversations in the classroom. You will notice several links to additional resources within the document. 

Indiana University Bloomington provides some helpful hints for dealing with difficult or sensitive topics that may come up in your classroom. 

This tool kit provides a format for dealing with students who bring up emotionally charged topics. Learn tips and tricks from this Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching web page. 

A list of topics and ways to deal with these topics in conversations is the purpose of this handbook. 

This web page includes helpful hints to create civil conversations. 

This recorded webinar with Dr. Selena Jackson from WSU Counseling and Prevention Services is a 45-minute discussion on navigating stress and difficult conversations in the classroom, highlighting skills for reading the stress level of your students and directing conversations that may arise in class or one-on-one. 

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WSU Tech Student Services Resources

This document gives examples of disruptive behavior and provides ideas for preventing disruptive behavior in your classroom. 

Often the behavior isn't really aimed at you or fellow students. It usually comes from stressors outside the classroom or trying to deal with learning difficult content. 

This document includes links to articles for engagement and disruptive behavior. 

Learn more about dealing with distressed students and difficult situations. 

Hopefully you don't encounter this situation, but knowing the do's and don'ts for a potentially dangerous student.