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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Classroom Management

Learn strategies for building positive, compassionate classroom communities that engage learners, and find and exchange tips for coping with disruptive behaviors and managing distraction.

4 Early-Year Keys for Effective Classroom Discipline

Effective classroom management starts at the beginning of the year when a teacher clearly and respectfully lays out behavior standards and methods for handling misbehavior.

Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

Successful technology integration includes always having a non-tech Plan B, staying with what works instead of trend-hopping, and minimizing the elements beyond your control.

Classroom Management: Resource Roundup

Looking for information on guiding classroom communities, minimizing disruptions, and developing class routines to help students stay engaged and focused on learning? This resource collection is packed with useful tips, tools, and advice.

Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management

Hone your skills like curiosity, listening, cultural sensitivity, and humor to provide all students with equitable opportunities for learning.

The 5 Critical Categories of Rules

Rick Curwin believes that rules and limits, while necessary in a classroom, are subtly shaded in meaning and use. He defines five critical categories of rules: academic, social, procedural, cultural and personal.

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Do "Tough Teachers" Make Students Learn More?

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The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

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Do "Tough Teachers" Make Students Learn More?

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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

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Dogs as Role Models: A Lesson in Classroom Management

Edutopia blogger Richard Curwin explains the striking -- and highly useful -- similarity he found between the leadership structure of dogs and students.

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Discipline and School Spirit

Blogger Maurice Elias reminds us of John Dewey's century-old words that still hold true today on school community and its connection to learning.

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Closing the Achievement Gap One Student at a Time

Poverty is a huge factor affecting the performance of our elementary students. Schools, districts and states with a high percentage of low-income families can reasonably cite poverty as one explanation for lower test scores or poor performance in...

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How to Develop a Welcoming Culture

Behavioral expert Richard Curwin suggests that the most effective way to handle misbehaving students is by including them and making them feel valued.

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Student Voice and the Teaching of Democracy

Blogger Mark Phillips gears up for election season with suggestions about teaching students the process and value of representative democracy within their classroom community.

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How to Make Consequences Work

Blogger and author Richard Curwin looks at the use of consequences as a disciplinary method, and suggests a few ways to make them more effective.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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A Reading List for Project-Based Learning

Explore these project-based learning resources for educators and parents.

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Authentic Assessment: What You Can Do in 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 months, 5 years . . .

How you can replicate authentic assessment with the resources and time that you have.

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Educating Hearts: A Districtwide Initiative to Teach How to Care
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Educating Hearts: A Districtwide Initiative to Teach How to Care

The Anchorage School District's investment in social and emotional learning is paying off both socially and academically.

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Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline

Guest blogger Russ Skiba, psychology professor and director of the Equity Project, examines why zero tolerance programs don't work and offers nine positive, inclusive strategies for fostering classroom discipline.

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Six Reasons Rewards Don't Work

Author and educator Richard L. Curwin examines the cost of the most commonly used reward strategies.

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Creating More Compassionate Classrooms

Guest blogger and high school humanities teacher Joshua Block shares the six structural and pedagogical reminders he uses to steadily improve the ethic of compassion in his classroom.

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What to Do When Students Lie

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin looks at some of the reasons why students don't tell the truth, and suggests a few strategies for confronting the issue.

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Ten Tips for Classroom Management (available in Spanish)

This guide will address practical aspects of managing a classroom (rules, routines, trust, and student ownership) to make a classroom run smoothly and effectively with suggestions and resources appropriate for grades K-12.

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