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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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  • Designing a Survey to Better Connect With Students

    Surveys that include a mix of fun questions and more serious ones about things like identity can bring middle and high school teachers and students closer.
    Emma Chiappetta
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  • 4 Common Classroom Management Mistakes New Teachers Make—and How to Avoid Them

    New elementary teachers, take heart: Classroom management is hard, but not impossible. Keep these ideas in mind as you get started.
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  • 9 Brain Breaks for Elementary Students

    9 Brain Breaks for Elementary Students

    To boost creativity and productivity, take time out for movement, calming exercises, and a healthy dose of fun.
  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips

    New teachers—and experienced ones too—can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins.
    41.9k
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    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.
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  • 60-Second Strategy: Pom-Pom Jar

    Explicitly teaching and celebrating kindness is a simple yet powerful way to build a positive classroom culture.
    40k
  • 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.
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  • Starting Each Class With A Warm Welcome

    Starting Each Class With a Warm Welcome

    A good welcoming activity is also a proactive classroom management strategy—it builds community in the classroom, establishes a sense of shared values, and makes everyone feel included.
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    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.
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  • The Power of a Democratic Classroom

    A look at how to set up a classroom that promotes shared responsibilities so that students are engaged in their community.
    334
  • Strategies That Help Students Manage Transitions

    When students find moving from one activity to another challenging, these simple activities can help them self-regulate.
    545

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