Topic: Classroom Management
Are your classroom management skills unraveling as the year goes along? Follow these four steps to make a new start after spring break that will take you to the end of the year.... read more.
Sometimes classroom management is a challenge even for experienced teachers. Find out how to deal with seven common dilemmas that might pop up in your K-5 classroom.... read more.
Are your students testing your classroom management skills? Follow these tested tips to restore order.... read more.
After more than 30 years as a teacher, I still have butterflies in my stomach and wobbly knees during first period of a brand new school year. Although your first year of teaching is by far the hardest, all teachers go through the same process to prepare for their students.... read more.
These 10 simple techniques can help you turn an unruly class into a productive one. We teach because we love working with students. We’re dedicated to helping students gain knowledge and develop their intelligence. However, our efforts to consistently deliver high-quality instruction are undercut when we can’t maintain a productive learning environment. Lack of training, anxiety, and inexperience cause many new teachers to feel overwhelmed when a group of rambunctious students doesn’t cooperate. Even high-quality instruction by veteran teachers is rendered ineffective when students are disrupted, distracted, or feel threatened by their peers. When the classroom feels like a three-ring circus, many of us, including myself, instinctually revert to draconian classroom management tactics. We become ringmasters, monopolizing the spotlight in front of the classroom... read more.
Do you struggle to keep students focused? Do you want advice on how to handle a recurring classroom management challenge in your K-12 classroom?... read more.
Concerned about chaos? You’re not alone. Classroom management is a common issue for teachers at all levels. Your personal teaching style — as well as your grade level and content area — will help you determine which methods work best to keep your classroom running smoothly. Consider the following four ways to foster a more manageable learning environment. Establish classroom procedures — and stick to them. Students learn best when they feel comfortable and safe. Predictability will foster a sense of security when students enter your classroom. Consider allowing students to provide input on rules and procedures, so they feel a sense of ownership for what goes on around them. Provide time to process information. Consider this equation: For each grade level, students stay focused... read more.