Classroom Management Checklist

I can never remember what classroom management topics I have covered for the many classes I have. So to keep myself sain, I created a checklist to help remember what procedures I covered with each group.

Using this checklist saves me time by avoiding going over something we already covered and puts the responsibility back on the students.  So if a student “forgot” a class procedure all I have to say (with a smile) is . . . “We covered what to do already, please ask a classmate what the procedure is” or “We worked on lining up silently in class last month, but looks like we will need some practice and try lining up again”.

Here is the PDF of my classroom procedures checklist that I use in my classroom.

What procedures do you have in your classroom and how do you keep track?

Theresa McGee

Hello! My name is Theresa McGee and I am a National Board Certified Art Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator teaching in Hinsdale, Illinois. My curriculum is structured around creative thinking and technology integration into the learning process. I have authored eighteen articles for the Tech4ArtEd Column in SchoolArts Magazine and several iTunes U courses for professional development. I've presented at the state and national levels including several online webinars for art educators. In 2010, I was awarded Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year and in 2011 I was awarded the national PBS Teacher Innovator award. I love to share ideas that contribute to the art education profession!


  • October 31, 2012

    Deaf Art Teacher

    This is great! I was working on a new checklist myself, so this will be helpful. Thanks!

  • November 1, 2012


    Hi, Theresa:

    I feel your pain. It’s tough keeping everything straight…

    If you use a smartphone, there’s a great app called Attendance2; I use it to keep track of student attendance. It’s also a useful tool for learning students’ names on the first day of class.

    Check it out:


  • July 5, 2013


    Thank you!

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