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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.

  • Teachers Opt for More Leniency, and Get Better Work

    Extending understanding in subtle ways can lead to more student ownership, and unleash unexpected possibilities in the classroom.
    Sarah Gonser
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  • High school students talking in a group

    3 SEL Practices Teachers Can Use Every Day

    These social and emotional learning strategies won’t take a lot of time, but they can have a big impact on middle and high school students.
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  • Preschool student works with her teacher in class

    Proactive Classroom Management in Preschool

    Teachers can foster children’s ability to make prosocial decisions by demonstrating faith in their good intentions and promoting their sense of control over their actions.
    608
  • Making a Shared Space for In-Person and Remote Learners

    Making a Shared Space for In-Person and Remote Learners

    Building community in a concurrent teaching model is challenging, but collaborative learning is possible with the right virtual tools.
    5.2k
  • A Bitmoji Classroom

    Educators Turn to Bitmoji to Build Community and Engagement

    Both fun and practical, Bitmoji classrooms are adding some levity to fall planning this year.
    29.7k
  • Using Hand Signals for More Equitable Discussions

    Whether your class discussions are online or off, hand signals enable students to engage in multiple ways.
    30.6k
  • High school student reads a paper in front of his class

    Enduring Practices From Remote Teaching

    After a yearlong crash course in digital tools and remote teaching, a teacher reflects on what will stick in her brick-and-mortar classroom.
    3.9k
  • Illustration concept for community

    A Daily Ritual That Builds Trust and Community Among Students

    An activity that encourages students to open up about a person close to them can bring a whole class together in profound ways.
    11.1k
  • A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning

    When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
    53.4k
  • Teacher talks to high school student at his classroom door

    5 Ways to Get to Know Your Middle and High School Students Better

    When teachers take the time to build strong relationships with students, it sets the stage for productive learning.
    3.9k
  • Teacher and student high-fiving

    8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips

    New teachers—and experienced ones too—can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins.
    41k
  • Teacher gives girl a high five in school hallway

    The Value of Mailing Encouraging Notes to Students

    Looking for positive things to say about every student helps teachers develop an asset-based approach to teaching—and helps students lean into their strengths.
    3.6k
  • 60-Second Strategy: Pom-Pom Jar

    Explicitly teaching and celebrating kindness is a simple yet powerful way to build a positive classroom culture.
    39.6k
  • One girl helps another girl in pre-school class.

    A Culture of Kindness in Early Childhood Classrooms

    Encouraging kindness in the early grades helps children develop behaviors that have value far beyond their school years.
    2.5k
  • Teacher writing on whiteboard.

    Using Morning Messages to Start the Day in Distance Learning

    The morning message is a popular way to help elementary students transition into school—and it can be adapted for home learning.
    15k

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