Learn strategies for building positive, compassionate classroom communities that engage learners, and find and exchange tips for coping with disruptive behaviors and managing distraction.
- Young children want friends but don’t always know how to treat them, so promoting heathy ideas about friendship in preschool is key.
- A 2017 study found that cell phones that were turned off and stashed away silently reasserted themselves—distracting working students anyway.
- High school teacher Grace Dearborn says students don’t all respond to consequences in the same way, so teachers need a full toolbox of options.
- When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
- A quick, low-key way to build community in your classroom on a daily basis.
- Greeting each student at the door with a positive message brings benefits for both students and teacher.
- A quick, fun classroom activity fosters open dialogue while releasing pent-up energy.
- Most teachers use silencing methods, such as flicking the lights or ringing a call bell. This article explores some additional ideas categorized by grade bands.
- A three-phase process helps build strong teacher-student bonds, which can reduce disruptive behavior.
- Strategies for ensuring that students in every grade feel like they’re part of the classroom community.
- When teachers model self-regulation by using a voice that is calm, neutral, and assertive, they help students feel cared for—and ready to learn.
- By giving young students the tools to self-regulate, this preschool in New Orleans boosts their readiness to learn.
- A simple greeting at the door forges a strong teacher-student bond.
- Any student may refuse to cooperate at times, but handling students with oppositional defiant disorder requires that teachers have a plan.
- I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. If student motivation and higher engagement is truly the desired end game, then we as teachers must adapt right along with our students in our classrooms.