Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Classroom management techniques

About this Illustration of Practice

The Assistant Principal with responsibilities for pastoral care, who also has a teaching load, leads and facilitates a practical workshop to increase teachers’ knowledge and understanding of classroom management. He uses proactive approaches and techniques rather than reactive and problem-based responses to classroom management. In the professional learning session he works with his peers to model approaches that promote focused and productive learning environments for all students. 

Standard 4
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Focus area 4.2
Manage classroom activities
Career stage
Initiate strategies and lead colleagues to implement effective classroom management and promote student responsibility for learning.
Other descriptors
Standard 1
Know students and how they learn
Focus area 1.1
Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
Career stage
Lead colleagues to select and develop teaching strategies to improve student learning using knowledge of the physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students.
  1. How do you support colleagues to implement effective classroom management strategies to promote student responsibility for learning?
  2. What successful evidence-based practice have you shared with colleagues to promote focused and productive learning environments?
St Philip’s Christian College, Port Stephens Campus (K-12)
New South Wales
Year level
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Stage of schooling
School type
Non Government
School location
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The school is a co-educational Christian school in regional New South Wales. At the school, there is a strong professional learning culture. There is a commitment to using an evidence-based framework to in-service staff on current educational theories and strategies. As a leader in the school this school leader applies the framework to in-service new staff during scheduled professional development days prior to the start of the school year.

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