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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.

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Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

Improve trust and communication with difficult students by expressing gratitude, using encouraging statements, and treating them in the same way you treat your best students.

12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

Embarrassing or belittling students may interfere with learning and lead to long-term resentment. Teachers should treat students respectfully and be mindful of their feelings.

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.

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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How to Keep Classroom Sleepers Awake

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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The Link Between Suspension and Dropout

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6 Early Childhood Tips. . . From a 5th Grade Teacher?

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Thriving in the Homestretch

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Introversion and the Invisible Adolescent

Blogger Mark Phillips reflects on the necessity of paying more attention to the quiet, passive students in the classroom.

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What Do Your Rules Say About You?

Blogger Lori Cullen examines the correlation between student engagement and the types of rules their teachers post in the classroom.

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The Last 40 Days Until Summer

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee proposes a few useful alternatives to rigorous testing and aimless drifting as the long countdown to summer vacation begins.

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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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Modeling Ethical Conduct in the Classroom

Longtime educator Peg Regan establishes the classroom as the last, and first, outpost of ethical communication skills.

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Meditation Helps Lower Truancy and Suspensions
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How Daily Meditation Improves Behavior

With levels of violence and poverty rising around them, San Francisco middle school students find social and emotional healing -- and a new readiness to learn -- in a bold program of daily meditation.

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Resources & Downloads for Meditation in Schools

Educators from Visitacion Valley Middle School, in San Francisco, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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How to Keep Classroom Sleepers Awake

If students regularly fall asleep in class, keep them awake and engaged with physical movement and mentally stimulating activities in a well-lit classroom.

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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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Replicating Another School's Success: One Teacher's Story
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Replicating Another School's Success: One Teacher's Story

Once a traditional lecture-style teacher, Michelle Underwood's science classroom now hums with the energy of students absorbed in collaborative learning projects.

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How to Teach with Technology

Students fire off new lesson plans for the digital classroom.

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"Come and Play, Everything's A-OK" in the Responsive Classroom

The Responsive Classroom approach is founded on the idea that social-emotional growth and academic improvement are equally important and that learning occurs through social interaction.

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Emotional Management

In Part 6 of her elementary student SEL series, filmmaker Randy Taran sets the stage for Ninja Mastery, a.k.a. learning emotional management.

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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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