Classroom management can be one of the most challenging and crucial aspects of teaching. Creating a positive, constructive and calm environment within which all students feel welcomed, accepted and comfortable will help all of your students learn while feeling safe. Get some tips from fellow teachers on classroom breaks, managing negative and disruptive behaviors, dealing with bullies and other challenging issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?