Creating Student Management Practices that work!

Lauren Cook
Managing student behaviour and encouraging positive attitudes to learning can be a difficult aspect of our job.  This course provides strategies to engage the disengage...
Target Audience
Classroom teachers in secondary schools.
39 reviews

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Student management can be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. What is clear is that consistent and fair practices produce the best responses, especially when paired with specific techniques to build positive relationships. Part of this session will assist you to determine and set up clear and fair processes for yourself (in your classroom) and perhaps also for teams of teachers that you work with.

There are also occasions where students do not respond to clear and consistent practices. On these occasions, it can be easy to become frustrated or to question our own abilities. The information presented in this session will attempt to help you understand where some of these behaviours may be coming from and how to deal with them.

We will use a problem-based learning approach in this session to look at where we are in terms of student management, and what we need to do to get to where we want to go. With this approach results will be based on YOUR needs and your class.


Classroom teachers in secondary schools.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

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Are you paying for this PD yourself? - If so, you might benefit from TTA Online Individual Subscription. Pay $299 + GST and access up to 20 PD hours over 12 months. Click here to learn more about Individual Subscription.

Money Back Guarantee - If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

This is an opportunity to develop some concrete tried-and-tested student management techniques, so you feel equipped to face any challenge in your classroom.

Teaching Standards

3.5.2 Proficient Level – Use effective classroom communication
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation
4.2.2 Proficient Level – Manage classroom activities
4.3.2 Proficient Level – Manage challenging behaviour

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you


Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.5.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2 & 4.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


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Basic Beliefs About Student Management

1 hour

This session is mainly informative, looking at the current research base about behaviour management. It is also an opportunity to take stock of where you are now.

Strategies That Work

1 hour

These are some basic management strategies that you can implement immediately for low to medium level misbehaviours.

Dealing with More Difficult Students

1 hour

This session looks at dealing with far more challenging misbehaviours – how to manage these, and what to do when it gets beyond your control.

Special Cases

1 hour

Why are some students so challenging? This session looks at some of the reasons students misbehave and how in understanding this, we can deal with them more effectively.

Creating Your Own Student Management Plan

1 hour

Put together and evaluate a plan of action that you can implement in your own classroom. Part of what makes student management work is that it is strategic – have a clear set of steps and actions and consequences.

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Latest Reviews

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Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Peggy Chandler on 19/12/2017

The course was very good in expanding my tool box of classroom management strategies. It also made me think about the way students learned, and how to help students with diverse learning needs. It was well structured and easy to follow, and Lauren was always accessible if I needed further assistance.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Karen Eykelenkamp on 24/11/2017

This course had an overwhelming amount of information and data on the subject that was easily deciphered and understood with the use of graphs and diagrams. The supplied lessons on power point were excellent to be used in any classroom for geography, science, environmental sciences etc.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Svetlana Gibb on 16/08/2017

This course was great in respect to sharing ideas and gaining awareness of student management practices. Reading other teachers' experiences was very informative and made me feel that I wasn’t alone with overall school or classroom management issues. I very much enjoyed the content of this course and the practical activities.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Sarah Thompson on 14/08/2017

A fantastic course. Very interesting. Has help d me a lot with my teaching

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Andrew Shumack on 02/02/2017

A worthwhile course to do especially as school staff together so we can collaborate and be on the “same page” in a whole school approach to class room management / discipline policies.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Janella PAGE on 02/02/2017

I found the course to be very informative, and it reinforced the fact that I actually was providing a positive learning environment for my students – when I took the time to analyse and reflect on it.

However, if you work in a more diverse environment from the normal classroom as I do BYETC, it didn’t provide an array of alternate strategies that I wasn’t already implementing – I needed ideas that were ‘out of the box’!!!

Creating Student Management Practices that Work
by Jessica Withers on 30/01/2017

A well organised and developed course that provided practical skills and the inclusion of personal expertise and experience of the presenter was easy to implement into everyday teaching practice. The course excelled at encouraging personal reflection and gave me the confidence to implement changes within my challenging classrooms.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Kate Ralph on 24/01/2017

The resources were relevant and case studies provided interesting scenarios.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Elyse O'Connor on 13/01/2017

Insightful course. Lots to think about.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Geoffrey Xeros on 11/05/2016
Enjoyed going through this course and thinking through welfare procedures for students within our school. It was helpful to make some processes explicit.
Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Sally Harper on 02/12/2015

I enjoyed the course. It was a good refresher as well as learning a whole lot of new info that hadn’t been covered when I did my teacher training. Thanks for the opportunity.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Monique Walpole on 02/12/2015

Overall I enjoyed participating in this on-line course, the first I have signed up for. The ability to complete it at my own pace allowed me the opportunity to consider my responses. I liked being part of a group so that I could benefit from the input and observations of other teachers.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by John Petryczkowycz on 12/10/2015

I really enjoyed this course very much. There were parts of the course that I was already aware of, but there was a great deal that I learnt that I was able to make connections to the knowledge I already had.
This was an excellent course because it uncovers new strategies to help with behaviour management that helps with learning in the 21 century. I will definitely be recommending this course to other teachers.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!

A great course that helps you reflect on your student management. Lots of ideas and plenty of strategies to implement into your classroom.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Babita Gupta on 24/09/2015

This is an apt and highly appropriate course for both newly qualified and experienced teachers. Because of the ever evolving dynamics of the teaching-learning process necessitated by a multitude of factors such as but not limited to changing legislative policies, technological advancements and the diverse student population, a teacher not equipped with a range of strategies is doomed to struggle and falling short of achieving the desired learning outcomes. This course has a rekindling effect, which compels teachers to either revisit, analyse and refine their current strategies or devise new strategies to replace their strategies which may no longer be effective under the current teaching environment. In short, this is a highly appropriate course which is sure to equip teachers with much more ammunition and greater latitude enabling them to discharge their role as teachers much more effectively. I highly recommend this course.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Margaret Smith on 18/09/2015

I found this course very, very interesting. The presentation was great. It was me that had trouble with a few things.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Cassandra Pearce on 18/09/2015

Excellent. Easy to follow.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Sarah Minns on 18/09/2015

Content was relevant and facilitated plenty of self reflection.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Sam Langston on 16/09/2015

I found this course to be effective in giving me strategies to engage disengaged students. This has had an impact immediately on my lessons.

Creating Student Management Practices that work!
by Krista Richards on 28/07/2015

This was an excellent course. Right from the word go I was using suggestions from Lauren. It was a safe, open place to share experiences and not feel like you are alone in discipline sometimes. It was great to share stories and hear feedback from others. I am using strategies that I learned in this class and they are really effective. I would recommend this course to experienced (always good for a refresher in today’s age with technology changing) and also to new teachers who are looking for help.

About the team

Lauren Cook


Lauren Cook can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to teach. From the beginning of her career in 2001, she strove to understand what was at the basis of good teaching and learning.

Lauren spent many of her early years of teaching in brand new schools, where the exploration of best practice was at the forefront. Lauren undertook a variety of leadership roles from curriculum to professional learning to student management. She also joined the Faculty of Education at Deakin University to work with pre-service teachers.

In 2010, Lauren became an Assistant Principal, but missed her role in the classroom. She now wants to focus more on teaching and learning, and contributing to developing professional networks of teachers committed to best practice.