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Smart Classroom Management: 3 Bad Habits You Must Avoid This School Year

3 Bad Habits You Must Avoid This School Year

Most teachers begin the school year strong. They teach their classroom management plan in detail. They set expectations and polish and hone routines. They build quick rapport and inspire good initial behavior. Everything seems so easy. But then, three or four weeks in, things begin to change. Restlessness creeps in. Attitudes develop. Listening takes a […]

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Smart Classroom Management: 3 Common First Day Of School Mistakes

3 Common First-Day-Of-School Mistakes

Come the first day of school, you’ll be ready. Your room, your schedule, your activities and lessons. Your outfit. All primed, polished, and poised to succeed. You’ll even know exactly what you’re going to say when you greet your new class. Which is all well and good. But there is something about the first day […]

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Smart Classroom Management: 3 Promises For The First Day Of School

3 Promises For The First Day Of School

Of the many items on your first-day-of-school checklist, three promises should go at the very top. Because, together, they have the power to set a tone of kindness and good behavior that lasts for the entire school year. They also make you instantly likeable and establish you as a leader worth following. They ensure your […]

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Smart Classroom Management: 5 Essential Strategies For The First Day Of School

5 Essential Strategies For The First Day Of School

In the past, I’ve written about the importance of ensuring a happy first day of school experience for your students. There are many reasons for this, but the biggest is that it gives you leverage. You see, when students like being in your classroom, your classroom management plan will matter to them. It will have […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Build Rapport On The First Day Of School

How To Build Rapport On The First Day Of School

Building rapport is one of an umbrella of strategies whose goal is to create a classroom your students love being part of. And why is that important? Because when your students look forward to your class, everything is easier. From behavior to attentiveness to work habits, every area of classroom management is made better. But […]

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How to Set The Tone On The First Day Of School

How To Set The Tone On The First Day Of School

Of the many goals you have on the first day of school, none compares in importance to setting the proper tone for your students. It is the initial impression of your classroom, after all, that establishes its culture. It’s the feeling, the pace, the attitude, the mood, and the spirit of the experience that expresses […]

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7 Keys To The First Day Of School

7 Keys To The First Day Of School

The first day of school is about setting the tone. It’s about focusing on the first wee little steps leading to the most memorable school year your students have ever had. There is no room for weak first impressions, no room for indecisiveness, and no room to leave your students bored or uninspired. It’s best […]

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