Smart Classroom Management: How I Write A Blog Article

How I Write A Blog Article

Recently, a number of readers have shown an interest in how I go about creating a weekly article. So I thought this would be a good week to take a look behind the scenes here at SCM. And unpack the process of writing a blog post. I wish I could say that I can knock […]

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Smart Classroom Management: A Simple Wat To Teach Compelling Lessons

A Simple Way To Teach Compelling Lessons

Here at SCM, we receive a lot of questions about how to teach lessons that capture student interest. And for good reason. The ability to get your students to want to listen and pay attention plays a critical role in curbing misbehavior. It also profoundly affects their enjoyment of the class and the quality of […]

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Smart Classroom Management: liHow To Get Your Students To Like Your Class Rules

How To Get Your Students To Like Your Class Rules

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of explaining ‘why’ when presenting your classroom management plan. Studies have shown that people are more likely to do what you ask if you give them a reason. Even if that reason isn’t terribly compelling. Just using the word “because” will make your rules more meaningful. […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Be A Better, Happier Teacher Next School Year

How To Be A Better, Happier Teacher Next School Year

Before rushing headlong into summer, it’s instructive to take a look back. To reflect on what went well during the past school year and what didn’t. Because, unless you know where you need to improve, you’re destined to experience the same frustrations year after year. So I created a survey based on the core principles […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Avoid A Big, Ugly Bad Day

How To Avoid A Big, Ugly Bad Day

It happens for no apparent reason. You’re cruising along. Your students are attentive and respectful. They’re listening and getting their work done. Behavior is good. But then, out of nowhere, you notice a slight fraying at the seams. They enter the classroom with a hint of carelessness. They seem less motivated to follow your directions. […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Avoid A Stress-Filled End To The School Year

How To Avoid A Stress-Filled End To The School Year

With just days left in the school year, your students can feel the freedom of summer fast approaching. Testing is behind them. Grades are all but complete. Anticipation is in the air. And with one foot already out the door, it changes them. They become chatty and restless. They become distracted and excitable. They become […]

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