Classroom Discipline Tips
For Children & Youth Workers,
Sunday School & Other Bible Teachers
Set up you basic structure to prevent problems.
There is no one set structure for grouping your learners. Each church's organizational needs vary according to:
- number of students
- available facilities
- time element
- available teachers and helpers
Typical age divisions are:
(Click above images to go to teacher training resources for that age division.)
These divisions may be broken down further into departments and individual classes. The key is to determine what structure will yield an optimal level of learning for your students and give leaders and teachers at the different levels the greatest influence over staff and students.
Regardless of your structure, the following tips will help you prevent behavioral problems:
- All teachers within an age division should have the same rules.
- Guard your teacher-student ratio.
---Promotes manageable span of influence.
For more training to help you with Classroom Discipline:
Read more tips in the Handbook on the Basics of Classroom Discipline.
Learn the difference between Biblical Authority versus the Authoritarian and Permissive Teachers Worksheet and the implications for your teaching.
Think through the challenges, causes, corrective measures, and ways to circumvent 56 different discipline issues using the one page sheets in the Discipline Issues: What to Do About Specific Challenges resource.
And, click below to read helpful articles:
- 5 Key Elements in an Approach to Classroom Discipline
- An Umbrella for Classroom Discipline
- Classroom Discipline Must Get Beyond
- Dealing with Discipline Problems
- Hidden Messages in Disciplining
- Ten Things Not to Say When Disciplining
(Last updated 12/01/13)