Duval Teachers United

Strategies for Student Success- Beyond Classroom Management

Beyond Classroom Management places educators at the center of the debate over compliance, motivation, autonomy and how traditional structures are being used. Rewards, sanctions and punishments traditionally have been used to keep order. Now, let’s learn ways that classroom operations can support student learning and personal growth, creating a learning-responsive environment rather than a sterile one that stymies creativity and autonomy. These experiences force educators to reflect on how their instructional and managerial procedures as well as their own behaviors and policies can derail the intended outcome of a well-run class. Simply put, classroom management is about motivation rather than compliance.