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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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Encouraging Students

Are You Encouraging Your Students Too Much?

Encouraging students is in our DNA. It’s part and parcel to our educational culture. It’s what we do. We teach a lesson and then we encourage. “You can do it.” “Just keep working and you’ll get it.” “I believe in you.” And in the right moments, with just the right touch, encouragement can indeed be […]

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