Why Fear Tactics Never Work on Problematic Children Have you ever held up your fist and told a student, “fear this, punk!" I wouldn’t recommend it if you want to keep your job, just wondering. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just scare students into submission? Even if it were possible to instill fear into your students, would it make them behave?
11 Powertips for Classroom Management Even the best teachers can use a little extra help managing their classroom every now and then. Here is a round-up of what I consider my most powerful tips in keeping your class under control and creating a clam learning environment.
Hitting the “Reset" Button on Classroom Management The first few days of school are exciting as a teacher gets to know his or her class and establishes routines and procedures. As the year progresses however, students come and go and routines become forgotten or dismissed. It can help to "reset" your classroom in order to firmly establish rules.
Increase your Influence with your Students: Part 1 Have you lost control of your classroom? Or perhaps you never had control in the first place? This article provides strategies that will work for anyone. Gain back control of your classroom by leading your students, not managing!
Conflict Resolution in Your Classroom Rather than stand by and watch our students argue over petty issues, teachers can train their students in the skill of conflict resolution by modeling it to them. Using everyday issues students learn by informing their teacher, who lets the class listen in as she helps their peers find solutions.