While much of effective teaching is managing content and disseminating it with students, a significant part revolves around managing people and the learning environment. Effective classroom management can positively affect the relationship between instructors and their students. Carefully planned and implemented classroom management strategies and techniques can help preemptively mitigate classroom disruptions and can also help ensure a safe environment where all students can have meaningful learning experiences. Combining effective classroom management strategies with varied teaching strategies can have a positive effect on student engagement and learning.
Like effectively implemented classroom management strategies, establishing and following policies and procedures can also help ensure that a semester or course runs smoothly. Being aware of existing policies and procedures and also creating new ones if needed helps protect both students and instructors. They not only help mitigate or preemptively eliminate many problems, but can also help resolve the issues that do arise.