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25 Classroom Management Myths To Ponder This Summer

25 Classroom Management Myths To Ponder This Summer

It occurred to me while responding to a recent flurry of emails just how prevalent the myths are surrounding classroom management. They’ve become embedded in the teaching culture. Ensconced over time. They’re held on to tightly, often reverently, by those who seek to justify their struggles. Offering a ready-made excuse for unruliness and misbehavior. Or […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Reignite Your Love Of Teaching

How To Reignite Your Love Of Teaching

It’s official. A culture of pressure and stress has infected the teaching profession. It’s palpable in school after school and district after district. From Boston to Lisbon. Flat River to Bath. Spokane to Montreal. It’s fueled by a do-more and give-more mentality that has made the job increasingly more difficult. And a lot less fun. […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Be A Classroom Management Pro

How To Be A Classroom Management Pro

A few years ago, I wrote an article called 50 Things You Don’t Have To Do For Effective Classroom Management. It resonated with a lot of readers. The reason, I believe, is because there is so much misinformation out there. We’re bombarded with it every day and from dozens of different sources. Making it increasingly […]

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Smart Classroom Management: Why Staying Late After School Is A Mistake

Why Staying Late After School Is A Mistake

For a small minority of teachers, staying late after school is a symbol of their dedication. It makes them feel as if they’re doing everything they can for their students. It gives them a sense of pride. They like having their car the last one on the parking lot—and the reputation that comes with it. […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Change A Student's Life

How To Change A Student’s Life

One of the benefits of the SCM approach is that you’ll really get to know your students. You’ll have the freedom to observe them without distractions and interruptions. You’ll have the time to listen to them and learn of their hopes and dreams. You’ll have the trust and likability that breaks down walls and frees […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How Failure Can Be Good For Your Students

How Failure Can Be Good For Your Students

I’ve failed a lot in my life. And I’m thankful for it every day. Because hidden within every failure is a blessing. Failure teaches us more than our successes. It reveals our mistakes and areas needing improvement. It uncovers our carelessness and unpreparedness. It exposes our hubris and causes us to take a long look […]

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