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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.

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.

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Dr. Rick Curwin suggests that classroom management is a two-step process: Stabilize the situation ASAP, and intervene at a later, calmer moment.

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Tyler Hester, teacher and professional development coach, offers seven compelling tips -- and one amazing video -- about the roots of better classroom management.

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A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

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Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

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Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management

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Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management

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"I'm Done": Meaningful Work for Classroom Downtime

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Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results

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Twenty Things Elementary Kids Will Likely Say in September

In honor of Edutopia\'s 20th anniversary, blogger Gaetan Pappalardo provides this list of questions and phrases from his elementary classroom. Enjoy and please add your own!

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Four Simple Tips to Start the Year Strong

Setting a positive, approachable tone in the classroom on the first day of class will pay off in the long run.

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Summer PD: Use a Web Site to Help Manage Your Classroom

High school English teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares a couple simple tips for using the Web to keep students engaged.

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Student Learning Groups: Homogeneous or Heterogeneous?

Blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for forming both same-ability and mixed-ability student learning groups in the classroom. (Updated 01/2014)

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Creating Classroom Rules with a Bill of Student Rights

English and social studies teacher Nicholas Provenzano uses The Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution as a tool for classroom management.

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Summer PD: Three Levels of Effective Classroom Management

Effective communication is the key, says a high school English teacher (@thenerdyteacher)

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Debunking those Pesky Classroom Myths

Blogger Ben Johnson discredits several classroom myths frequently heard in teachers' lounges across the country.

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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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Lesson 4: Creating Your Lessons from Templates from Citizen Schools

Download these templates and worksheets to help you construct your course outline and lesson plans, and to evaluate your teaching performance.

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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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What's So Funny About Teaching?

Blogger Mark Phillips presents evidence (and a few amusing examples) that a sense of humor is seriously necessary in the absurd world of education.

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Lesson 3: Tips for Lesson Planning from Citizen Schools

Start creating your lessons with these tips and activities.

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A Breakthrough in Social and Emotional Learning
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A Breakthrough in Social and Emotional Learning

Two years ago, Louisville, Kentucky, committed to a districtwide CARE for Kids program; now, the positive results are rolling in.

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Lesson 1: How to Tell the Time and Date

Teach students the basics of telling time and recording dates in various formats.

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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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