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Smart Classroom Management: How To Handle Students Who Give You Attitude

How To Handle Students Who Give You Attitude

Eye rolls, deep sighs, melodramatic body language . . . They’re responses to teacher requests or reminders (i.e. “Please put your backpack away.”) that aren’t quite disrespectful. But darn close. Sometimes they’re accompanied by a sarcastic “Sorry!” or “Oh my gosh!” They’re delivered indirectly and out of frustration and are usually not malicious. They do, […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Handle Students Who Question Your Methods

How To Handle Students Who Question Your Methods

“Why do we have to raise our hand?” “Why can’t we talk while we’re working?” “Why do we have to walk in line?” The questions may be different, but they’re all meant to challenge your methods. They’re meant to challenge your decisions, your motives, and in some cases, even your authority. They’re often asked with […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Handle A Student Who Yells At You

How to Handle A Student Who Yells At You

Recently, I received an email from a teacher who was yelled at by a student. Her class had been in the middle of a learning game, and everything was going smoothly. Or so she thought. The students were playing by the rules. They were having fun and enjoying each other. They were playing cooperatively. In […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Handle Six Disrespectful Students In One Class

How To Handle Six Disrespectful Students In One Class

A reader emailed SCM last week wondering how to handle six students who were wreaking havoc in his classroom. Every day they were disruptive. They were talkative and silly. They called out during lessons and made inappropriate comments. They played off one another and held little regard for his expectations. Most distressing, when he’d confront […]

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Class-Clown Disruptions And Disrespect

How To Handle Class-Clown Disruptions And Disrespect

There is nothing wrong with a class clown. In fact, students gifted with a clever sense of humor can be a wonderful asset to your classroom. They can be another ingredient in the mix that helps you create a learning environment students love being part of. The truth is, the most effective classrooms laugh. They […]

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Smaert Classroom Management: How To Respond To A Disrespectful Student

How To Respond To A Disrespectful Student

With over 350,000 page views, How To Handle Disrespectful Students is one of the most popular articles on this website—and for good reason. A disrespectful student can get under a teacher’s skin like almost nothing else. When confronted with disrespect, it’s easy to take it personally. This is a normal reaction from a passionate teacher. […]

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How To Command Respect From Students

Have you ever noticed that some teachers don’t have to work as hard at classroom management? Certain teachers can walk into a classroom, and almost magically, the students become calmer, more mature, and more receptive in their presence. These teachers may use the same classroom management plan as everybody else, but somehow, year after year, […]

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