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Classroom Management

Pick up strategies to build positive, compassionate classroom communities and cope with disruptive behaviors and distractions.

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  • 6 Ways to Make Instructions Stick

    Teacher-tested strategies designed to minimize the need to repeat instructions in class.
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  • Making the Most of Morning Meetings in Middle School

    Whether held in the morning or at the start of any class period, a quick check-in can inspire and motivate students.
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  • An illustration of a hot air balloon flying over green hills with a clock tower behind and the title "60-Second Strategies" in the center.

    60-Second Strategies for Educators

    Our popular series of short videos that break down effective classroom practices for every grade level in literally one minute—all in one place. How’s that for a quick win?
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  • 3 Ways to Support Academic Talk Among Students

    By providing opportunities for students to share ideas with each other, teachers create space for them to develop social skills, retain more content, and deepen understanding of the material.
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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.
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  • Building Classroom Community Through Daily Dedications

    When students share stories about those who have inspired and impacted them, the whole classroom feels more connected.
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  • 34 Ways to Quiet a Rambunctious Class

    From “Silent 20” to imaginary marshmallows, these teacher-tested strategies for all grade levels can help you snap an unruly classroom back to attention.
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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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  • How Tone of Voice Shapes Your Classroom Culture

    It’s no easy task, but developing your tone of voice can build trust, reduce conflict, and set the stage for more learning in your classroom, research shows.
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  • Using Class Goals to Support Classroom Management

    Consistently revisiting classroom goals and expectations throughout the year establishes a climate for success.
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  • Simple Supports to Decrease Fight-or-Flight Behavior

    When young students are feeling overwhelmed, these strategies can help them find their calm again.
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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.
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  • A group of teenagers doing an icebreaker exercise in which one person is blindfolded and the others are helping him jump across yellow tiles that are scattered across the floor

    10 Powerful Community-Building Ideas

    Strategies for ensuring that students in every grade feel like they’re part of the classroom community.
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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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  • 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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