Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
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.

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.

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.

Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

Using a positive approach not only works better, the benefits last longer. Classroom management expert Larry Ferlazzo explains.

Discuss

Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

Last comment 3 days 15 hours ago
17 8 17,820 views

How to Teach Patriotism and Respect

Last comment 3 weeks 1 day ago
13 7 897 views

Is it too soon to think about the First Day of School?

Last comment 1 week 3 days ago
6 1 125 views

ClassDojo

Discussion posted Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:15
4 0 8 views

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Blog posted Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:07
19 50 50,952 views

What is the best form of discipline: corporal punishment or thinking time?

Discussion posted Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:29
0 0 8 views

Browse

blog

Teaching Personal/Social Management Skills in Physical Education

PE teacher, faculty advisor and author Harvey Zahn provides examples of how the PSMS (personal/social management skills) strategy can be applied to elementary school physical education.

9 2 2,776 views
blog

The Great "Respect" Deception

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin sheds some light on the gray area between values and rules, suggesting greater honesty and clarity around the behavior teachers expect from their students.

5 3,313 views
blog

The Art of Managing Middle School Students

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for managing middle school kids.

9 9 9,313 views
blog

The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her own transformative experience with the Morning Meeting model and suggests five steps for integrating this practice into the classroom.

28 10 26,685 views
blog

How to Trust Your Students

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley shares what it means for teachers to trust their students, providing evidence of the immediate and long-term benefits.

5 1 7,970 views
blog

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.

19 50 50,952 views
blog

Bell Ringer Exercises

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley presents an overview of bell work - short, focused exercises to help students make the most of valuable classroom time.

22 11 84,800 views

Pages

Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning
video

Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning

The noted neurologist turned educator talks about the science of boredom, how to get students' attention, and the most important lessons for 21st-century learning.

10 1 29,550 views
blog

You Only Get One "First Day of School"

Blogger and veteran teacher Lisa Mims reminds us that we only get one 'first day of school' (even we've already been there 28 times!) and offers seven tips for making a good impression on our students.

39 7 29,192 views
blog

Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand

Educator, author and blogger Rick Curwin explains why and how to grab your students' attention for the first five minutes of each lesson.

6 4 29,192 views
blog

Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

In the first of two excerpts from his latest book, teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo offers some classroom management tips that are positive, not punitive.

12 4 29,102 views
Keeping Assessment Relevant and "Authentic"
video

Keeping It Relevant and "Authentic"

Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade Algebra class. To assess his students, Mook challenges them to solve real life problems, and emphasizes their thought processes over getting the right answers.

9 1 27,401 views
blog

"Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler shares three methods for connecting students with the relevance of what they're learning: getting them to accept the unknown, getting them to laugh, and connecting the information to their life goals.

27 3 26,953 views
blog

The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her own transformative experience with the Morning Meeting model and suggests five steps for integrating this practice into the classroom.

28 10 26,685 views

Pages

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.

1 352,901 views