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Classroom Management

Classroom management covers a broad range of topics and is by far the most important aspect of a successful classroom.

Whether you are a first-year teacher, a 20 year veteran, or an educational support professional, chances are that you have at least one area of classroom management you would like to improve upon. Managing the behavior, social emotional, and learning needs of 30 or more students is one of the biggest challenges most educators face.   

So, how can you improve your classroom management skills or simply sharpen a few well established strategies or techniques?  One thing you can do is to participate in professional learning opportunities. NEA provides two types of professional learning opportunities for members. 

Blended Learning

Blended learning courses may be offered through your local or state association. Contact your state or local association if you are interested in starting a cohort in our affiliate. The following courses are currently available: 

  • Classroom Expectations and Routines 
  • Creating and Maintaining a Trauma-Informed Approach 
  • Using a Trauma-Informed Approach to Create an Individualized Behavior Support Plan 
  • Building Connections Between Home and School 
  • Building Positive Relationships 
  • Positive Response to Challenging Behavior 
  • Aspects of an Engaged Classroom 


NEA offers 6 micro-credentials focused on classroom management:

Or, view all of these micro-credentials in the Classroom Management stack.

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National Education Association

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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.