The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2015

Smart Classroom Management: 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 have a classroom management plan ebook for middle and high school teachers ready in the fall.

Most of all, we’re excited to bring you another year of Smart Classroom Management. It’s our passion to provide you with the most effective classroom management advice you can find anywhere.

What follows are the very best articles of 2015. They’re based on the total number of social shares and are in no particular order.

Cheers! And enjoy . . .

How To Motivate Unmotivated Students

Why You Should Never Give Choices Instead Of Consequences

How To Handle Needy, Grabby, Dependent Students

3 Big Mistakes Teachers Make When Enforcing Consequences

How To Handle Students Who Push Your Buttons

The Easiest Way To Improve Classroom Behavior

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

How To Stop Students From Breaking The Same Rule Again And Again

Why Giving A “Look” Is A Poor Classroom Management Strategy

How To Talk To Parents Who Just Don’t Care

How To Handle Class-Clown Disruptions And Disrespect

How To Begin 2015 On The Right Classroom Management Foot

We’ll be taking next week off to celebrate Christmas, but will be back with a new article on January 2nd.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday and a Happy New Year!


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20 Responses to The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2015

  1. Greg December 19, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    Can’t wait for the new book!

    • Michael Linsin December 19, 2015 at 11:49 am #

      Thanks Greg! Working hard at it.


  2. Kathryn Reed December 19, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    I love your site and have used ideas with my students. I have just retired from teaching yesterday and would like to unsubscribe from your site since I no longer need your resources. Thank you and continue your good work.

    • Michael Linsin December 19, 2015 at 11:54 am #

      Thanks Kathryn. Congratulations on your retirement! I’m glad you enjoy the site. To unsubscribe, just click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email.


  3. Kathy Kerner December 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

    Thank you for the “best of” list! I consider it a really useful (my favorite kind) gift!! Looking forward to the book. Thanks for your articles all year long. I’m grateful for your hard work and great advice!

    • Michael Linsin December 19, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

      It’s my pleasure, Kathy. Thank you.


  4. Apere Oluwayemisi Grace. December 19, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    I am grateful for your work and great advice. Looking forward to the book.

    Thank you.

    • Michael Linsin December 20, 2015 at 9:03 am #

      You’re welcome, Apere.


  5. Mandy Hoovers December 20, 2015 at 6:45 am #

    I cannot thank you enough for helping me turn teaching into “the most enjoyable part of my life”.

    I can’t wait for the new book.

    • Michael Linsin December 20, 2015 at 9:04 am #

      It’s my pleasure, Mandy. Great to hear.


  6. S. December 20, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    Dear Michael,

    I bought your books this summer and read them cover to cover twice. I started my 18th year of teaching in September and feel that your behaviour management plan has saved me from burning out. I enjoy teaching, but needed support at a critical time in my career. Thank you for helping teachers deal with the complexity of our jobs in concrete and practical ways. I am starting my Christmas vacation feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy my family instead of exhausted and frustrated. I will be the first in line to purchase your new book. Please keep writing!

    • Michael Linsin December 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

      Hi S.,

      Thanks so much for sharing. I’m thrilled to hear how well you’re doing, and I’m glad the books were helpful. I’ll keep at it as long as there are readers like you. 🙂


  7. Ebenezer December 21, 2015 at 1:49 am #

    Dear Michael,
    I believe you can do videos as well this coming year and perharps some pictures of the written articles at least a theme picture. I must say other graphics used in the year was amazing as well. Enjoy this thanksgiving and make sure you enjoy your family too. I will encourage those who do not comment on the articles to do. We learn from each other.

    • Michael Linsin December 21, 2015 at 9:37 am #

      Thank you, Ebenezer. We’ll do our best.


  8. Carolina Rio December 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    Need the high school book!

    • Michael Linsin December 22, 2015 at 8:36 am #

      Hi Carolina,

      Yes, we’re going to work on it over the summer. Also, the new book encompasses all teachers, regardless of grade level.


  9. Dillon December 23, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    Hi Michael,
    I would like to add my thanks as well. Your articles are great, I look forward to them every week. They reinforce the principles in your books, and keep me motivated throughout the year. Your site is one of a kind. Please keep up the great work you are doing (after enjoying the holidays to the max!).

    • Michael Linsin December 24, 2015 at 9:42 am #

      I appreciate it, Dillon. Will do. Enjoy your holiday as well.


  10. Javad December 26, 2015 at 7:05 am #

    Hi, I have this two problems with my class:

    1. At the beginnig of the class some student come around me and my desk and say : sir , here is my assignment, how are you sir? I have a question etc. what should I do?

    2. When I want to start my lecture with some introductions and or preview , students say : We know this , we are bored of you or another teacher said these to us, I think they don’t believe my knowledge, what should I do ?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Michael Linsin December 27, 2015 at 8:36 am #

      Hi Javad,

      We’ll be sure and cover these topics in future articles.