Research backs the theory that consistent application of rules creates good classroom management. Teachers who establish and consistently enforce classroom rules are much more in control than those who are inconsistent and haphazard.
Good teacher and student relationships are crucial. Teachers with these relationships seize every opportunity to sustain and improve them using such tactics as crossing the school yard with pupils, friendly conversation on entry into the room and creating one-to-one conversations while checking pupils’ work.
The message for class management is clear, interesting activities and application the two Rs: rules and relationships, is vital.