Classroom Management Resources for New Educators

To ensure you start your career on the right foot, NYSUT has rounded up an array of resources to help you manage your classroom. 


As a new teacher, you may be wondering about the best ways to manage your classroom and handle disruptions.

But rather than place your focus on the most effective ways to extinguish problems, it may be more constructive to develop strategies that aim to prevent disruptions before they occur.

For example, veteran teachers say, and research shows, that building strong connections with students is one of the most effective ways to keep problems at a minimum in your class.

Here are some of the best resources to help you manage your classroom, build relationships with students, and create an environment that could help keep distractions to a minimum: 

Six Classroom Management Tips Every Teacher Can Use

National Education Association

Here are some classroom management tips to help teachers settle problems, or prevent them from occurring.

Establishing Classroom Rules

National Education Association

Engaging students on the first day of school in creating of a set of rules helps ensure their investment.

Creating a Kid-Friendly Space

National Education Association

Effective classrooms should contain spaces that facilitate students’ independence, constructive play, thinking, and learning. And they should be orderly, inviting, and safe.

8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips


New teachers—and experienced ones too—can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins.

The Key to Effective Classroom Management


A three-phase process helps build strong teacher-student bonds, which can reduce disruptive behavior.

What Is Classroom Management?

We Are Teachers

Simply put, classroom management refers to the wide variety of skills and techniques that teachers use to ensure that their classroom runs smoothly, without disruptive behavior from students. 

7 Classroom Management Techniques That Really Work

We Are Teachers

When you watch a teacher with great classroom management techniques, it can feel like magic. The truth is that classroom management can be learned. 

Classroom Management Strategies

American Federation of Teachers

Classroom management strategies will help you establish high expectations and standards, reward good performance and behavior, and respond appropriately when students misbehave.

Classroom Management

Education World

Effective classroom management creates an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. Ineffective classroom management often creates chaos.

Top 12 Classroom Management Dos and Don’ts

Instead of pulling your hair out in frustration, give these Classroom Management “Dos” and “Don’ts” a try.

Classroom Management for an Effective Learning Environment

The physical atmosphere of the classroom can help prevent behavior issues as well as promote and improve learning.