Smart Classroom Management: How To Be Consistent From The First Day Of School To The Last

How To Be Consistent From The First Day Of School To The Last

There is great freedom in consistency. Because when you follow your classroom management plan to a tee, you remove the guesswork. You eliminate the stress of lecturing, correcting, and trying to convince your students to behave. You wipe away the friction and resentment. The responsibility for misbehavior, then, falls entirely on them—with none of it […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Create The Perfect Set Of Classroom Rules

How to Create The Perfect Set Of Classroom Rules

Your classroom rules are the first line of defense against misbehavior. They should never be left to chance. They should never be created as an afterthought or copied from the teacher next door. They must be created thoughtfully and in a way that is relevant and meaningful to students. We know from talking with teachers […]

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Smart Classroom Management: 5 Simple Hacks To Cut Your Lesson Planning Time In Half

5 Simple Hacks That Will Cut Your Planning Time In Half

One of the many benefits of exceptional classroom management is that it saves time. With far fewer disruptions, you’re free to focus on student learning. You’re free to teach and inspire and build influential relationships. You’re free to recede into the background just to observe, to think, and to make adjustments. In other words, you’re […]

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Is Raising Your Voice An Effective Classroom Management Strategy?

Is Raising Your Voice An Effective Classroom Management Strategy?

Stroll through virtually any school and you’ll hear teacher voices spilling out into the hallways. You’ll hear them echoing above the clatter of their classrooms. You’ll hear them correcting and admonishing, directing and demanding for attention. If it were an office building, library, or museum, it would seem out of place, absurd, even ridiculous. But […]

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The Worst Mistake A Teacher Can Make

The Worst Mistake A Teacher Can Make

The parents don’t care. You work in a tough neighborhood. You get no support from administration. Your students have no accountability at home. You have Chase or Karla or Anthony in your class this year. You had a sub yesterday. Your class size is too big. Your room is too small. You have too many […]

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Are You Focusing On The Wrong Students?

Are You Focusing On The Wrong Students?

Ask a struggling teacher how their class is going and they’ll inevitably bring up one or two students who take up much of their time. They’ll lament the disruptions and the battles. They’ll tell horror stories of incidents past. They’ll share how they’ve tried everything under the sun and yet nothing works. Undoubtedly, if you […]

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