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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.

How to Bring Listening Circles to Your Class

To enhance classroom culture, use a listening circle to build respect, deepen trust, and share humor. Prompt your students thoughtfully, and record your observations afterward.

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.

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.

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.

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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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

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Hitting as Play: A Slippery Slope

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

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How to Remember Names

To learn students names quickly, download this one-page tip sheet and try out a few of the strategies listed.

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Guidelines for Quiet Time and Silent Sustained Reading

Download this primer from Visitacion Valley Middle School as an introduction to implementing quiet time in the classroom.

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Classroom-Management Tips Pinterest Board

Visit a curated collection of classroom-management resources on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest, including tips, guides, blog posts, articles, infographics, and more.

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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.

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Your Possible Year: Resolutions, Reflections, Risks - and Laughs

January 1 is the middle of the school year, but it's also an ideal moment for teachers to reset the clock and refresh their expectations.

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The Agile Classroom

While a classroom is different from a startup, certain mindsets and strategies translate well: vision, agility, the right tools, creative thinking, and recognizing individual strengths.

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Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.

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How to Bring Listening Circles to Your Class

To enhance classroom culture, use a listening circle to build respect, deepen trust, and share humor. Prompt your students thoughtfully, and record your observations afterward.

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Making School About Connection

To create meaningful experiences and possibilities for students, let's begin by recognizing them as people and remaking schools and classrooms to value the human experience.

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The Flipped Class: Overcoming Common Hurdles
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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Overcoming Common Hurdles

Flipped learning videos must encourage students to interact as well as watch. Here are seven low- and high-tech strategies to make sure this happens.

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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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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class

When students let their minds drift off, they're losing valuable learning time. Here are ten smart ways to increase classroom participation.

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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

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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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Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin examines what happens when a student acts up in class, and illustrates how dealing with it is a two-step process - stabilize the situation ASAP, and intervene at a later, calmer moment.

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How to Develop Positive Classroom Management

We've gathered tips from educators about proactive discipline methods. Join the conversation and share your experience about what works.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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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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