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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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Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

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

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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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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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Want Better Project-Based Learning? Use Social and Emotional Learning

Blogger Thom Markham argues that the soft skills of SEL will make students successful not only in PBL, but also in life.

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Summer Professional Development Blog Series

Learn more about project-based learning, classroom management techniques, how to use new media tools in the classroom, and more this summer!

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Ending the Year on a Positive Note

Mary Beth Hertz suggests focusing on accomplishments and encouraging positive student reflection to end the 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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Implementing Mutuality in the Composition Classroom

Kerri Flinchbaugh, Assistant Director of the University Writing Center at East Carolina University, discusses the theory of mutuality. She applies the concept to writing conferences and provides three activities emphasizing the concept.

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How to Work With the No-Homework Kid

Educator and humorist Holden Clemens shares some tips for working with the kid who doesn't do his homework.

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Teachers, Like Students, Learn by Doing: Project Learning at Envision Schools

Project-based-learning professional development at Envision Schools.

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Watch a Classroom Management Expert

An English teacher in Richmond, CA helps his 9th graders see why improving their literacy can change their lives while encouraging them to respect themselves and others.

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Emotion in Education: An Interview with Maurice Elias
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Emotion in Education: An Interview with Maurice Elias

The director of Rutgers University's Social and Emotional Learning Lab talks about why SEL should be an integral part of academic life.

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Nurturing Collaboration: 5 Strategies

Guest blogger Joshua Block, who relies on the methodology of student collaboration in his high school humanities classes, offers five strategies toward successful outcomes, including clear expectations, sensitivity about individuals' attitudes, and use of...

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How to Put the Rigor in Project-Based Learning

Tips from a one-time skeptic turned teacher-leader.

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Social and Emotional Learning: What Experts Say

National and local experts discuss how educating the whole child by including social and emotional skills with academics is critical for success in school and in life.

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Teacher-Development Overview: A Survey of Top Programs
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Teacher-Development Overview: A Survey of Top Programs

What happens in schools of education does make a difference in the classroom.

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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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