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Smart Classroom Management: How To Be The Teacher Your Students Need

How To Be The Teacher Your Students Need

Recently, a teacher asked me to observe her in action. It didn’t go well. Her classroom was chaotic. Her students played and goofed off. They yelled and roughhoused. They wrestled, guffawed, and used language that would make a sailor blush. They dismissed her and her instruction and did, for the most part, whatever they wanted. […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Conquer Fear And Change Your Teaching Life Forever

How To Conquer Fear And Change Your Teaching Life Forever

The Smart Classroom Management approach works. It works for elementary school teachers. It works for middle and high school teachers. It works for new teachers and veterans alike. It works regardless of where you teach, who your students are, or whether or not you have the most challenging class in the school. We’ve heard from […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Gain Control Of An Out-Of-Control Class

How To Gain Control Of An Out-Of-Control Class

In the past, I’ve written about the importance of starting over from scratch when you feel yourself losing control of your class. But what if you can’t even get your students’ attention? What if they act as if you don’t exist? What if you stop your lesson to wait . . . And they don’t […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Be A Better, Happier Teacher Next School Year

How To Be A Better, Happier Teacher Next School Year

Before rushing headlong into summer, it’s instructive to take a look back. To reflect on what went well during the past school year and what didn’t. Because, unless you know where you need to improve, you’re destined to experience the same frustrations year after year. So I created a survey based on the core principles […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Love Being A Teacher

How To Love Being A Teacher

Teaching is getting harder every year. There is no doubt about it. I’ve heard from thousands of teachers since I began this blog seven years ago. I also speak to teachers from around the world as part of my coaching practice. And I still teach in a public school to this day. More is being […]

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Smart Classroom Management: The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2015

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 […]

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