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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.

  • Students have discussion in circle in school

    Strengthening Student Relationships Through Oral Storytelling

    Storytelling, an age-old practice, offers a window into students’ personal experiences and an opportunity to connect more deeply as a class.
    AnnMarie Baines, Caitlin Healy
    156
  • Middle school teacher instructs students from the front of the classroom

    SEL Begins With the Teacher

    How teachers can use social and emotional learning to help middle school students build confidence.
    1k
  • 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.
    2.9k
  • 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.
    3.5k
  • 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.
    29.4k
  • 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
  • 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.
    10.8k
  • 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.
    3.8k
  • 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.
    3.5k
  • 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.
    2.3k
  • 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
  • Laptop and headphones sit on empty couch

    Reaching Chronically Absent Students During Distance Learning

    Frequent phone calls, emails to parents, and flexible attendance policies can help wayward students get back on track.
    3.1k
  • 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.
    39.1k
  • Pre teen boy taking photo of tree on street with smart phone

    A Focus on Relationships When Students Aren’t Together

    Building a strong classroom community is possible even during students’ asynchronous work time.
    3.5k
  • 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

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