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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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  • Encouraging High School Students to Think Deeply, Alone and Together

    One teacher guides her students to think deeply first in conversation with her, then with a peer and a larger group.
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  • 60-Second Strategy: Ask 3 Before Me

    When students help each other in the classroom, they gain confidence and independence—and you get to keep on teaching.
  • Understanding and Supporting Your Student With ODD

    The behaviors associated with oppositional defiant disorder can be challenging in the classroom, but there are strategies to help build relationships and make way for learning.
  • Balancing Friendliness With Firmness

    By setting clear expectations for behavior early on, teachers can have fun with their students without losing control of their classrooms.
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  • 4 Proactive Steps to Avoid Misbehavior From the First Day of Class On

    Carefully working on relationship building right from the start of the school year can help teachers avoid discipline issues.
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  • The First 5 Days: The Key to Success

    Make the start of the new school year go smoothly by preparing for students’ questions and anxieties before the first day of class.
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  • Guiding Students to Develop a Clear Understanding of Their Cell Phone Use

    Banning cell phones from classrooms can backfire, but teachers can help students think critically about this addictive technology.
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  • Why a Positive Call Home is Worth the Effort

    Best practices for making positive phone calls home a manageable, sustainable routine.
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  • Strategies for Managing Challenging Student Behaviors

    Student misbehavior has been particularly agonizing for teachers this year, but there are proactive steps educators can take to remedy it.
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  • 9 Brain Breaks for Elementary Students

    To boost creativity and productivity, take time out for movement, calming exercises, and a healthy dose of fun.
  • How to Create Classroom Agreements Using Poetry

    Teachers can use students’ input and artistic expression to generate class norms that support a positive, respectful learning environment.
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  • Relationship Building From Day 1

    Strategies for fostering relationships with middle and high school students starting on the first day of the school year and then growing them all year long.
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  • Viewing Late Work Through an Equity Lens

    A teacher stopped penalizing late work and started asking students questions about why assignments were late. Here’s what he learned.
    1.4k
  • How to Safely Manage a Student in Crisis

    A trauma-sensitive, proactive plan for safely managing disruptive behavior includes knowing when to call for support and how to help a student de-escalate.
    1.3k
  • Using Hand Signals for More Equitable Discussions

    Whether your class discussions are online or off, hand signals enable students to engage in multiple ways.
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