REFLECTIVE PRACTICE for better Classroom Management

Taking charge of the teacher’s well-being is, on the part of our schools, a fundamental task. In fact, the establishment of a welcoming and positive environment reassures and supports not only the pupils, but also the teachers who, due to a state of stress and agitation accumulated over time, could trigger a chain reaction of negative ’emotional contagion’ for all members of the class.

The influence of a negative, frustrated and angry attitude, even if related to the teacher’s private life and distant from the working context, represents one of the most important conditioning factors for those in the classroom, even more so with regard to the pupil who expresses his or her difficulties through problematic behaviours.

The same power has, if not to a greater extent, a positive attitude on the part of the teacher. This helps to make everyone feel more relaxed and calmer and to prevent the occurrence of inappropriate behaviour.

Reflecting on one’s actions, remaining calm and seeking a dimension of balance and self-control are the main techniques for enhancing and nurturing this positive attitude.


Here are some insights from Prof. Luigi d’Alonzo and the CeDisMa team:

Classroom Management for Inclusion – L. d’Alonzo

Between present and past: classroom management and new educational challenges. A word from the teachers – L. d’Alonzo, S. Maggiolini, E. Zanfroni