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Smart Classroom Management: How To Drastically Improve Your Class

How To Drastically Improve Your Class

There is a secret a small cadre of teachers share that can drastically improve your class. It works in all situations and grade levels. It’s simple and straightforward. It causes a giant leap in progress—from behavior and listening to work habits and attentiveness. It’s an approach, or rule of thumb, you can abide by and […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Regain Calm When You're Feeling Stressed Ou

How To Regain Calm When You’re Feeling Stressed Out

Here at SCM, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of maintaining a calm disposition. Because it makes you more effective—effortlessly so. Rapport, consistency, likability. Leadership, patience, charisma. All are made better, stronger, and easier by keeping your cool. Two ways to accomplish this are to lean exclusively on your classroom management plan and to […]

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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: How To Be Both Calm And Enthusiastic Next School Year

How To Be Both Calm And Enthusiastic Next School Year

A calm disposition can sweep excitability right out of your classroom. It can improve listening and attentiveness. It can curb misbehavior and accelerate maturity. It can also make you a more effective teacher. But inevitably, whenever I write about its importance, the question of enthusiasm comes up. “How can I remain calm while at the […]

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Smart Classroom Management: The One Thing You Must Do To Avoid Stress And Improve Behavior

The One Thing You Must Do To Avoid Stress And Improve Behavior

Cultivating a calm disposition will make you a better teacher. It will also improve classroom management. Because students respect it. They’re drawn to it and admire it. Perhaps more than any other trait. It gives you a natural leadership presence and an effortless ability to build rapport. Because of its importance, I’ve written a lot […]

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Smart Classroom Management: When And Why It's Okay For Students To Talk

When And Why It’s Okay For Students To Talk

There is a common misconception that effective classroom management means silence. It means rigidness and tight restriction. It means backs straight and eyes forward. Hour after hour. And while there are teachers who try to run their classroom this way, or think they should, here at SCM we think it’s a terrible idea. Because it […]

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