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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: The Worst Cause Of Teacher Stress

The Worst Cause Of Teacher Stress

There are many potential causes of teacher stress. Test scores, performance reviews, and administrative observations. Meetings, trainings, and other demands on your time. Parents and grading, planning and rainy days, and students far below grade level. All while juggling life outside of school. But there is one cause of teacher stress that surpasses them all. […]

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Smart Classroom Management: Why You Must Never Confuse Fun And Hard work

Why You Must Never Confuse Fun And Hard Work

Here at SCM we believe in bringing a spirit of fun to your classroom every day of the week. We believe in smiles and laughter, silly dances and funny accents. We believe in amusing stories, engaging activities, and enjoying students with no strings attached. Fun provides an effortless way to build rapport and capture interest. […]

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What Effective Classroom Management Really Means

What Effective Classroom Management Really Means

For many teachers, effective classroom management brings to mind an image of a silent, somber environment. They hear the term and think . . . restricting, confining, constraining. They think it means to be a rigid disciplinarian who forces students to behave against their will. So when an administrator makes a remark about the behavior […]

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Are You Humiliating Students Without Even Knowing It?

Are You Humiliating Students Without Even Knowing it?

“Why on earth would you want to do that?” “What? That doesn’t make any sense.” “Where in the world did you get that idea?” They are comments that roll off the tongue without second thought. They’re a gut reaction to a private question or idea from a student that we can’t wrap our head around. […]

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