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Smart Classroom Management: How To Handle Students Who Beg You Not To Hold The Accountable: How To Handle Students Who Beg You Not To Hold Them Accountable

How To Handle Students Who Beg You Not To Hold Them Accountable

“Please, just give me one more chance.” “I’m really sorry.” “I promise, it won’t happen again.” “I know it was wrong.” “I messed up, and I’ve learned my lesson.” “Please . . .” They plead. They beg. They petition. They dramatize, beseech, and implore with puppy-dog eyes. And it’s hard not to be sympathetic, especially […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Encourage Your Students To Follow Rules

How To Encourage Your Students To Follow Rules

Here at SCM, we talk a lot about the importance of creating a classroom students look forward to. It’s one of our core principles. Because, when your students enjoy being a member of your class, they’re naturally inclined to follow rules. They want to follow them because the learning experience you provide is so much […]

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Smart Classroom Management: Why Students Tattle And How To End It

Why Students Tattle And How To End It

Tattling is annoying. It’s disruptive. It’s petty. It wastes time and gets on your nerves. We think of it as something students do to gain attention or get others in trouble. So we wave them off. We send them back to their seat. We tell them to worry about themselves and to mind their own […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Be Consistent From The First Day Of School To The Last

How To Be Consistent From The First Day Of School To The Last

There is great freedom in consistency. Because when you follow your classroom management plan to a tee, you remove the guesswork. You eliminate the stress of lecturing, correcting, and trying to convince your students to behave. You wipe away the friction and resentment. The responsibility for misbehavior, then, falls entirely on them—with none of it […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Be Consistent With Classroom Management

How To Be Consistent With Classroom Management

Ask a hundred teachers if it’s important to be consistent with classroom management and every last one of them will tell you that it is. But knowing that it’s important is one thing. Actually being consistent is another. Most teachers only kinda-sorta follow their classroom management plan. Deciding whether to enforce a consequence not based […]

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