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Smart Classroom Management: How To Avoid Big, Dramatic Misbehavior

How To Avoid Big, Dramatic Misbehavior

Many of the article requests we receive at SCM center on big problems. Readers want to know how to rein in an out-of-control class. They ask about how to handle defiance and disrespect. They inquire about tantrums, incessant talking, and entire classes that disregard their directions. We’re happy to tackle these subjects. All have been […]

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Smart Classroom Management: A Simple Trick That Makes Modeling Unforgettable

A Simple Trick That Makes Modeling Unforgettable

Here at Smart Classroom Management we’ve written a lot about how to make modeling more effective. We’ve covered the importance of being highly detailed. We’ve covered common mistakes and pitfalls. We’ve covered silent modeling, student modeling, and a strategy called “the power of one.” We continue to revisit this topic because it’s one of the […]

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Student Modeling

Why Student Modeling Is So Important

Modeling can be a uniquely powerful strategy. Which is why the most effective teachers rely on it more than any other method. Done correctly, your students will emulate anything and everything you model with remarkable accuracy. The key is to model in such a way that causes them to picture themselves following the precise path […]

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Why Silent Modeling Is A Powerful Strategy

Why Silent Modeling Is A Powerful Strategy

Done right, modeling has the power to teach your students virtually anything you want them to be able to do. And in a way they won’t soon forget. The problem, however, is that most teachers don’t model very well. They gloss over details. They rush through important steps. They cut short what should be a […]

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Smart Classroom Management: The 3 Most Common Modeling Mistakes Teachers Make

The 3 Most Common Modeling Mistakes Teachers Make

Whether you’re teaching your students how to enter the classroom in the morning, turn in work, circle into groups, or even how to sit and attend during lessons, modeling is the most effective and efficient way to do it. Yet, it’s an area many teachers struggle with. The truth is, your ability to model what […]

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How To Be A Great Teacher Through Detailed Modeling

For classroom management-related instruction, the most effective teachers rely on modeling more than any other strategy. Because showing students what you expect is infinitely more powerful, more meaningful, and more memorable than voice instruction will ever be—by a long shot. Do it well and the results can be stunning, like having a whole new class. […]

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How To Improve Classroom Behavior In One Lesson

I’d like to share with you a uniquely powerful classroom management strategy, one that, when used correctly, stands above the rest. This particular strategy never fails to make an impression and can be used as often as you wish. And the best part is, you will see immediate improvement in your students. I call it […]

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The Effective Teaching Secrets Of A Master

John Wooden is considered the greatest coach in college basketball history. His UCLA teams of the 50s, 60s, and 70s produced 10 national championships, 38 consecutive NCAA tournament wins, and a remarkable 88-game winning streak. No other coach comes close to these accomplishments. Mr. Wooden set the standard for excellence and is revered for the […]

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