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Smart Classroom Management: How To Regain Calm When You're Feeling Stressed Ou

How To Regain Calm When You’re Feeling Stressed Out

Here at SCM, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of maintaining a calm disposition. Because it makes you more effective—effortlessly so. Rapport, consistency, likability. Leadership, patience, charisma. All are made better, stronger, and easier by keeping your cool. Two ways to accomplish this are to lean exclusively on your classroom management plan and to […]

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Smart Classroom Management: 5 Simple Ways To Eliminate Stress From Your Teaching Life

5 Simple Ways To Eliminate Stress From Your Teaching Life

Stress is a killer. And not just physically. It can also ruin your teaching career. It can destroy your peace and happiness. It can affect your relationship with students. It can severely limit your ability to manage your classroom. The good news is that there is a lot you can do about teaching-related pressure, strain, […]

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Smart Classroom Management: The One Thing You Must Do To Avoid Stress And Improve Behavior

The One Thing You Must Do To Avoid Stress And Improve Behavior

Cultivating a calm disposition will make you a better teacher. It will also improve classroom management. Because students respect it. They’re drawn to it and admire it. Perhaps more than any other trait. It gives you a natural leadership presence and an effortless ability to build rapport. Because of its importance, I’ve written a lot […]

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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: How To Reignite Your Love Of Teaching

How To Reignite Your Love Of Teaching

It’s official. A culture of pressure and stress has infected the teaching profession. It’s palpable in school after school and district after district. From Boston to Lisbon. Flat River to Bath. Spokane to Montreal. It’s fueled by a do-more and give-more mentality that has made the job increasingly more difficult. And a lot less fun. […]

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Smart Classroom Management: A Trick To Staying Calm All Day Long

A Trick To Staying Calm All Day Long

Keeping a calm, unruffled temperament makes classroom management easier. It effectively removes excitability, which is a major cause of misbehavior. It makes you more likable and worthy of trust. It gives you leadership presence and allows you to build effortless rapport. But for many teachers, it’s also easier said than done. In fact, the harder […]

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How To Handle Students Who Push Your Buttons

How To Handle Students Who Push Your Buttons

Maybe it’s the way they interrupt you. Maybe it’s their disrespectful tone. Maybe it’s their silliness or side-talking or affinity for misbehaving at the worst possible time. Whatever it is, it bugs you. It gets under your skin. It prompts an internal dialogue you’re not very proud of. If you’re like most teachers, you tend […]

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How To Teach Without Getting Stressed-Out; Arghhh!

I have a technique you can start using tomorrow that will eliminate stress from your teaching life. This no-stress method is so effective, in fact, that many professional athletes use it before a competition. For them, keeping their composure can mean the difference between winning and losing, success and failure. For teachers the stakes are […]

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