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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.

Classroom Management Resources 

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

Select the linked title to access the Classroom Management for Adult Learners web page. 

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

Select the linked title to watch the Classroom Management Style video. 

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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. 


Select the linked title to read the Dealing with Disruptive Behavior of Adult Learners PDF.  

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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. 

Select the linked title to open the 10 Effective Classroom Management Techniques Every Faculty Member Should Know PDF. 

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More tips and tricks for successful classroom management techniques. 

Select the linked title to open the 8 Wildly Successful Classroom Management Strategies web page

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. 

Select the linked title to review the Handbook for Facilitating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom. 


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

Select the linked title to access the Managing Difficult Classroom Discussions web page. 


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. 

Select the linked title to review the Difficult Dialogs web page. 


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

Select the linked title to review the Start Talking Handbook


This web page includes helpful hints to create civil conversations. 

Select the linked title to review the Talking Across Divides web page. 


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. 

Select the linked title to view the recording. You may need to enter your WSU Tech credentials to view


WSU Tech Student Services Resources

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

Select the linked title to open the Dealing with Disruptive Student PDF. 

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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. 

Select the linked title to open the Distressed and Disruptive Students PowerPoint. 

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

Select the linked title to open the Handling Disengaged or Disruptive Students PDF. 

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Learn more about dealing with distressed students and difficult situations. 

Select the linked title to open the Working with Distressed Students PDF. 

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

Select the linked title to open The Potentially Dangerous Student PDF.