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Smart Classroom Management: Why Your Students Need To Play

Why Your Students Need To Play

First-time visitors to SCM are often drawn to articles that deal with boundaries. They want to know how to set limits and hold students accountable. They’re looking for rules and consequences, borders and constraints. They want to gain control and begin reining in an unruly class. We’re happy to cover these topics. They’re important, to […]

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Smart Classroom Management: The Biggest Reason You Struggle With Consistency

The Biggest Reason You Struggle With Consistency

There are a number of reasons why you may not be as consistent as you’d like. It could be that you’ve gotten into the bad habit of trying to convince students to behave rather than relying on your classroom management plan. It could be that you’re not 100% sure what does and doesn’t constitute breaking […]

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Smart Classroom Management: 3 Bad Habits You Must Avoid This School Year

3 Bad Habits You Must Avoid This School Year

Most teachers begin the school year strong. They teach their classroom management plan in detail. They set expectations and polish and hone routines. They build quick rapport and inspire good initial behavior. Everything seems so easy. But then, three or four weeks in, things begin to change. Restlessness creeps in. Attitudes develop. Listening takes a […]

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Smart Classroom Management: 5 Simple Ways To Eliminate Stress From Your Teaching Life

5 Simple Ways To Eliminate Stress From Your Teaching Life

Stress is a killer. And not just physically. It can also ruin your teaching career. It can destroy your peace and happiness. It can affect your relationship with students. It can severely limit your ability to manage your classroom. The good news is that there is a lot you can do about teaching-related pressure, strain, […]

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Smart Classroom Management: 3 Common First Day Of School Mistakes

3 Common First-Day-Of-School Mistakes

Come the first day of school, you’ll be ready. Your room, your schedule, your activities and lessons. Your outfit. All primed, polished, and poised to succeed. You’ll even know exactly what you’re going to say when you greet your new class. Which is all well and good. But there is something about the first day […]

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Smart Classroom Management: 9 Ways To Have More Authority Next School Year

9 Ways To Have More Authority Next School Year

Authority plays an important role in effective classroom management. Because it affects how students view you. It affects how well they listen to you and follow your directions. It affects their behavior around you, their trust in you, and their respect for you. Some teachers seem to have it right out of the box. They […]

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