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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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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

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7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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The Flipped Class: Rethinking Space & Time
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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper

Flipped learning gives teachers in-class time to support students on challenging material, provides early warning when they don't understand, and encourages them to ask questions.

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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.

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Q&A with Daniel Goleman: How the Research Supports Social-Emotional Learning

Research shows that SEL increases prosocial classroom behavior, teaches cognitive control, changes students' home life, and prepares them for future success.

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Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY!

Support students in organizing their space, time, and backpacks so that they'll perform better and develop the efficiency that will help them later in life.

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Avoiding the Flop: 5 Questions to Guide Projects and Inquiry

To be an effective guide on the side, plan for every aspect of the project while remaining open to student ideas, needs, and understanding.

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"Whatever! You Think I Care?"

Young people often say harsh things. Here's a guide to what they probably mean, and seven suggestions for reaching an understanding in a calmer moment.

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Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.

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8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School

All of Edutopia’s downloadable and printable back-to-school resources are collected here for easy classroom reference.

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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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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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Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

By adding a fun, creative element of focus and stillness to a classroom routine, you can help your students learn to appreciate and practice self-regulation.

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Fair Isn’t Equal: Seven Classroom Tips

Edutopia blogger Richard Curwin explains the subtle yet important differences between treating students equally and treating them fairly.

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Incentivizing Your Class: The Engagement-Based Classroom Management 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.

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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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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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