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NCTQ Standard 10 - Classroom Management

The program trains teacher candidates to successfully manage classrooms.

Standard applies to: Elementary and Secondary programs

Indicators that the program meets the standard:

10.1 At least one specifically addresses the student teacher's ability to establish a positive learning environment and reinforce standards of classroom behavior. 

10.2 At least one specifically addresses the student teacher's appropriate use of low profile desists for managing minimally disruptive behavior.

10.3 At least one specifically addresses the student teacher's appropriate use of disciplinary action to handle disruptive student misbehavior.

10.4 STRONG DESIGN

A program will earn a "strong design" designation if typical formative and summative student teacher evaluation instruments used by the student teacher's supervisor have the following characteristics:

  • They specifically address the student teacher's

    • ability to establish a positive learning environment and standards of classroom behavior
    • appropriate use of low profile desists for managing minimally disruptive behavior
    • appropriate use of disciplinary action to handle disruptive student misbehavior
  • They require comments by the supervisor to support each rating
  • They allow the cooperating teacher to document his/her evaluation of the candidate's classroom management techniques in one of the following ways:

    • using the same evaluation instrument used by the student teacher's supervisor
    • using an evaluation instrument that is substantially similar to that used by the student teacher's supervisor
    • recording his or her evaluation on the student teacher's supervisor's evaluation instrument.