Classroom Management Tips & Methodologies

As an educator, creating a positive, constructive and calm environment within which all students feel welcomed, accepted and comfortable, is a crucial component of learning.

While the mundane aspects of classroom management can include items such as classroom breaks, the subjects covered here focus more on managing negative and disruptive behaviors and creating an environment that encourages children, from grades K through 12, to be tolerant and respectful of each other, and of you.

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  • 5 Creative Ways Teachers Can Engage Students
    It can be difficult enough to keep adults engaged in meetings, let alone a classroom of students with waning attention spans. Here are five methods you can combat distraction in the classroom.
  • Part IV: Behavioral Interventions that Really Work
    Sure, you know there is a problem at your school, but what is the solution? Here's a look at five behavioral interventions that I have found success with in my experience as a teacher and counselor. Talk about how to implement these interventions in your school.
  • Part III: How to Keep Schools Safe for Everyone
    When considering a school intervention program or crisis prevention, the first rule is to keep the innocent safe first and foremost, then offer help to the offender. This is necessary in order to prevent future incidents of violence like we hear so often in the media now today.
  • Part II: Intervention for Violent Behavior
    In order to prevent violence at your school, the best method is to be vigilant of signs before any violence occurs. Be involved with at-risk kids and have a plan in place to respond to emergency situations.
  • Part I: Teaching Students Who Have a Criminal Record
    Teachers will sometimes encounter a student who has gotten into trouble or even may have a criminal record. Students get into trouble for a number of reasons. When they do, it is important to continue to help them to find a course of action that will help them improve their life.
  • IV. The Ultimate Goal in Student Behavior Management
    If you can improve a student's behavior, this not only makes your own job easier, it helps the student prepare for a more productive life. The ultimate goal in behavior management is improving the student's life in all areas. Read on for tips on achieving the goal.
  • II. Getting Through to the Rebellious Student
    As the saying goes, "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem." I believe this should be said in reference to education. Disruptive students will continue to be a problem in your class if you insist on waging war against them. Learn how to make the cycle stop.
  • I. Behavior Management Doesn't Come from a Textbook
    Behavioral theories and psychology will help you gain a lot of ideas and insights in understanding your students. However, the best way to reach them is to show students that you actually care about them. This series explores how to do that.
  • Influence Students by Gaining their Respect
    Memorize and implement all the strategies you want but if you don’t learn to command the respect of your students you will be fighting a battle every single day. Respect is the base ingredient for classroom management; few (if any) classroom management tactics will work without it.
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