The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2014

The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2014

Here at Smart Classroom Management we’d like to say thank you. We’d like to say thank you to you, our loyal readers. It’s our passion to provide you with the simplest, most effective classroom management advice you can find anywhere. But we could never do it without you. We could never continue writing week after […]

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Student Accountability

Are You Afraid To Hold Students Accountable?

Here at Smart Classroom Management we talk a lot about the importance of building rapport. It’s your relationship with students, after all, that in large part determines your effectiveness in curbing misbehavior. It’s your likability, good humor, and pleasant demeanor that causes them to want to please you and behave for you. Building rapport is […]

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When And Why You Should Ignore Crying Students

When (And Why) You Should Ignore Crying Students

Like most caring teachers, it’s only natural to be drawn to a crying child. It’s only natural to kneel down, put a hand on their shoulder, and try to get to the bottom of why they’re upset. It’s only natural to want to make it all better. But doing so in the moments after enforcing […]

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Students Who Lie And Deny

How To Handle Students Who Lie And Deny

While observing your class gather materials for a science experiment, you notice a student kicking the heels of the boy in front of them. But because you’re in the good habit of letting misbehavior play out, you decide to watch a bit longer before jumping in. You see the boy turn and ask the student […]

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Encouraging Students

Are You Encouraging Your Students Too Much?

Encouraging students is in our DNA. It’s part and parcel to our educational culture. It’s what we do. We teach a lesson and then we encourage. “You can do it.” “Just keep working and you’ll get it.” “I believe in you.” And in the right moments, with just the right touch, encouragement can indeed be […]

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When And Why You Should Leave Your Students Alone

When And Why You Should Leave Your Students Alone

The picture of an entire class lost in their work is the most beautiful sight in teaching. Because it’s irrefutable proof that your lesson was effective, and that learning, deep and meaningful, is taking place. Sadly, it’s a scene that rarely plays out. Most teachers find themselves rushing from one student to the next, reteaching […]

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Making Difficult Students Worse

Are You Making Your Most Difficult Students Worse?

Most teachers are hyperaware of their most difficult students—and well they should be. It’s smart to know where they are and what they’re doing. But this awareness can cause you to behave oddly around them. It can cause you to glare and glower in their direction. It can cause you to hover near the edges […]

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