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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.

Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

Do you have more than 30 students? Check out these strategies for keeping a large group of kids engaged and managed.

Incentivizing Your Class: The Engagement-Based Discipline Model

Invite your students to participate in a behavioral model that helps them level up with their engagement and attitude -- much like a video game.

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.

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.

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Effective Strategies for School Transformation: Our Beliefs

Blogger Elena Aguilar explores how belief systems can influence one's perception of classroom management and instructional practices.

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Beyond Q+A: Six Strategies That Motivate ALL Students to Participate

Teacher and author Maddie Witter offers six strategies to increase student participation - especially among those students who are generally too shy or withdrawn to speak up.

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Activity Speaks Louder Than Words: Improving Student Engagement

Kendell L. Dorsey, principal and former school improvement consultant, offers a set of guidelines for boosting students' cognitive engagement in the 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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A Teacher's Anti-Resolutions for the New Year

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano, with tongue firmly in cheek, lists ten New Year's Anti-Resolutions that he fully intends to break.

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How Tough Kids Can Make Us Better Teachers

Educational consultant Allen Mendler offers teachers a simple attitude adjustment to reframe the challenge presented by difficult student behavior.

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Defusing Power Struggles: It's Not About Getting the Last Word

Educator and school psychologist Allen Mendler suggests a constructive way for teachers to avoid a power struggle with that attention-seeking student.

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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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Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.

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Cheat Sheet for the First Days of School

Jose Vilson suggests three simple habits to ease teachers' transition from summer vacation to the start of a new school year.

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Finishing the School Year Strong

Larry Ferlazzo shares some great insights to help us step up rather than slack off at the end of the year.

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Emotional Intelligence Is the Missing Piece

Social and emotional learning can help students successfully resolve conflict, communicate clearly, solve problems, and much more.

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Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment

Making students feel safe and earning their trust are critical elements for turning your classroom into an emotionally healthy environment.

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Peace Helpers Become Classroom Problem Solvers

At Brooklyn's PS 24, fourth and fifth graders resolve playground conflicts and train younger students to be peacemakers in their classrooms.

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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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