Smart Classroom Management: How to Avoid Angry Parent Complaints

How To Avoid Angry Parent Complaints

Here at SCM, we’ve heard horror stories about angry parents. Teachers have emailed us to share incidents of ranting and raving. They’ve shared how parents have interrupted their class and confronted them in front of students. They’ve told of parents who’ve stomped into the principal’s office and even shown up at board meetings to try […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Drench Your Students In Learning

How To Drench Your Students In Learning

One of the biggest mistakes teachers make is that they get too involved in student work. They pull up a chair and join in discussions. They lean down and offer unsolicited suggestions. They interrupt, remind, encourage, guide, and hint. And although there are times when you may need to get involved to some degree, and […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Speak So Students Listen

How To Speak So Students Listen

It’s common for teachers to bemoan the state of listening in their classroom. “Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to myself.” “I say it over and over again, and they still don’t get it.” “It’s almost as if they’ve completely tuned me out.” But rarely will they point to themselves as the reason. Rarely will […]

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Smart Classroom Management: An Easy Way To Keep Your Cool When Students Misbehave

An Easy Way To Keep Your Cool When Students Misbehave

Here at SCM, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of keeping your cool when enforcing consequences. We’ve covered how it helps ensure that the offending student takes responsibility for their actions. We’ve covered how it causes them to reflect on their mistakes. We’ve covered how it maintains, and even strengthens, your relationships with all […]

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Smart Classroom Management: The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2015

The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2015

Here at SCM, we’d like to extend our deepest thanks. We appreciate you and the wonderful support we receive throughout the year. We’re truly grateful for the opportunity to help you improve your classroom. We’re especially excited about 2016. The new book, The Happy Teacher Habits, will be available in May. We also hope to […]

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Smart Classroom Management: Do You Ever Feel Coldhearted Enforcing Consequences?

Do You Ever Feel Coldhearted Enforcing Consequences?

The student looks up at you with pleading eyes. They’re distressed. They’re remorseful. They’re in anguish over the mistake they made. “Please . . . I’m so sorry. I promise I’ll never do it again.” Indeed, they appear for all the world to be contrite. You pause. You sigh. Every bone in your body is […]

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