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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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Do "Tough Teachers" Make Students Learn More?

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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

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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.

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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.

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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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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up 5 classroom strategies for helping students become better listeners.

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First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

Blogger and author Sarah Richard shares eight teacher survival skills for the first day of kindergarten.

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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.

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The Link Between Suspension and Dropout

Robyn Gee of Youth Radio presents evidence linking student suspensions with student dropouts, and looks at programs that may help prevent both.

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Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

Blogger Larry Ferlazzo and fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, in another excerpt from their book "The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide," share six fun ways to help students develop positive, trusting and enriching classroom relationships.

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Rethinking Whole Class Discussion

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley considers whole class discussion and presents ample research about what works best.

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Building a Better School With Brain-Based Learning
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Building a Better School with Brain-Based Learning

Technology use, strategies based on brain research, and unique classroom environments for different learning styles give students an edge at Key Largo School in Florida.

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Getting Students Ready for Learning

Responsive Classroom techniques, such as relationship-building morning meetings and engaging student-led activities, get students focused and ready to learn.

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Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results
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Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results

Classroom disruptions decline dramatically when kids are held accountable for their behavior to both their teachers and their classmates.

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Using Music in the Elementary Classroom (Warning: It May Get Loud)

Classroom-tested song recommendations for a wide variety of activities -- from clean-up time, to art or free activities, to cursive writing.

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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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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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