Education K-12 M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliot, Nathan


Classroom management is an essential piece of teaching. Many teachers, new and experienced, struggle with establishing effective management strategies that allow all students to be successful in the classroom. This literature review will summarize the research which identifies the characteristics of effective classroom managers, how to support novice teachers in management, and explore several management models. All effective classroom managers have similar characteristics which they share. These include; clear expectations and procedures established at the start of the school year, continued reinforcement of the expectations throughout the year, and the establishment of positive relationships with all students. Many novice teachers struggle to create a classroom management system found in effective teachers’ classrooms. Developing better methods to teach classroom management during the certification process will give novice teachers strategies to use in their classrooms. Including a mentoring component also aids novice teachers in the development of their classroom management system. A management model gives teachers concrete tools they can use to establish procedures and expectations for students. This creates clear rules and consequences for students to follow, allowing for more time to be spent on academic instruction.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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