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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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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

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The Teacher's Gaze: What We Lose When We Pathologize Play

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Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management
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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.

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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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How to Teach Patriotism and Respect

Each teacher should find ways to show their own patriotism finding positive things to say about our country and our country's heroes.

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Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

The flipped classroom casts a different light on classroom management issues, as teachers rethink one-on-one time, off-task students, freedom vs. control, and parent expectations.

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#Teachingis Adapting

Edutopia blogger Josh Block, reflecting on the prompt 'what #Teachingis,' considers some of the identities and role juggled by teachers: powerful voice, facilitator, conflict resolver, mentor, model, consultant, scholar, observer . . .

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Teachers Need to Follow Their Own Rules

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin explains how behavior follows values, asks how children can be expected to follow rules that their teachers fail to model consistently and meaningfully, and proposes two simple but profound behavior changes.

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Emotions are Contagious

Guest blogger Lori Desautels suggests that, instead of fighting fire with fire when a student acts up, deploy four positive interactions - recognizing signs, understanding patterns, modeling self-awareness, and validating feelings - to defuse the...

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A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips suggests that a critical piece of student learning is the physical environment of the classroom itself. He offers examples of and resources for turning impersonal spaces into student-friendly havens of learning.

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Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

Fifth-grade teacher Lisa Mims describes how she uses the ClassDojo app to improve student behavior, share data and save time.

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Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville

At the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, in Gainesville, Georgia, students know exactly how they are smart.

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Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates

Give students a lesson in navigation -- from the points of the compass to GPS mapping.

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A Community of Learners: Building a Supportive Learning Environment

Creating a safe, respectful school is a foundation for high-performance learning.

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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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Classroom Management Tricks of the Trade: Handshake Q&A
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Tricks of the Trade: Classroom Management Tips for Teachers (Video Playlist)

A compilation of short videos where educators share how to keep it all together in class.

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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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