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    Top 10 Secrets of Successful Classroom Management

    Top 10 Secrets of Successful Classroom Management
    When Richard Eyster encountered Jennifer Longley at an education conference, he was delighted to learn she had entered the teaching profession. He remembered Jennifer as a bright and good-natured student in his third grade class twelve years earlier. But when they met for lunch, she opened up to him about her frustrating struggle to maintain control of her high school English ...
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    Classroom Discipline Tips: Dealing with Difficult Students & Parents

    Classroom Discipline Tips: Dealing with Difficult Students & Parents
    Recently Teaching collected discipline questions from members. Veteran teacher and author of First Year Teacher's Survival Guide, Julia Thompson, answered questions with helpful suggestions. Browse the questions below to find answers to questions that can help you be more prepared to handle difficult situations. h4. Question *_What do you do with students who are disrespectful?_* Every teacher has to deal ...
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    How To: Deal with an Oppositional and Defiant Student

    How To:  Deal with an Oppositional and Defiant Student
    We all know the type of kid; he or she may be your biggest headache. They are hostile to you and their peers, they don’t seem to listen, and don’t do what they are told. Its almost like they want to upset you. It seems like the more you try to manage them the more they resist…. Sound Familiar? Students with ...
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    How to Approach Behavior Problems in Class

    How to Approach Behavior Problems in Class
    From elementary to high school, managing behavior is by far the most difficult part of being a teacher. Problem behaviors come in a variety of forms, from a young child hitting to a teenager disrupting your lesson. Children also come to school with a variety of emotional and life challenges, which may make their problem behaviors seem complex and difficult to ...
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    4 Ways to Regain Class Control

    4 Ways to Regain Class Control
    As a teacher, I have instances where I need to regain class control before my class controls me. For a new teacher this can be frightening. I know. I was there. Regaining class control happens to the best of teachers, and it just takes one element to knock a flowing lesson out of control. Here are a few examples: How about ...
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    5 Characteristics of a Well-Managed 21st Century Classroom

    5 Characteristics of a Well-Managed 21st Century Classroom
    Should teachers still worry about students who chew gum? What should we do about those students whose cell phones ring in class? How should we react when we hear students using offensive language? As teachers, we wonder what to do about these and the countless other behaviors that we witness each school day. Are these the issues that should concern us ...
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    5 Tips for Teaching Students to Respect Authority

    5 Tips for Teaching Students to Respect Authority
    As a school psychologist, I help teachers and parents craft behavior plans for students who are having difficulties in school. Without fail, the top two behaviors that are the most problematic for teachers are not following rules/directions and lack of work completion. Here are some tips for teachers (and parents) to increase compliance with requests. *1)* Start with requests that the ...
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    How to Handle a Noisy Class

    How to Handle a Noisy Class
    Do you worry about the noise level in your classroom? Even the best-behaved and high-achieving classes can occasionally be too noisy. And while classroom noise can mean productive learning is taking place among students, here are some tips to help you keep the noise to an acceptable level. • Never talk over noise or shout to be heard in your classroom. ...
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    Best Ways to Prevent & React to Discipline Problems

    Best Ways to Prevent & React to Discipline Problems
    Student behavior problems may be the single biggest reason teachers get stressed and leave the teaching profession. Too often, teacher preparatory programs send smart, qualified teachers into classrooms with little or no skills for handling behavior disasters. Student teaching may prepare teachers for real-life teaching, but more often than not, the student teaching environment may not represent the actual teaching placement. ...
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    10 Ways to Create Positive Learning Experiences

    10 Ways to Create Positive Learning Experiences
    Hustle & Flow: Classroom Style The words hustle and flow describe one basic word to me: activity. I want my classroom to be full of activity. Productive activity. You may not agree with some of the things I'm writing, but remember, I'm suggesting these for the long-term effect they will have on the student culture and classroom atmosphere. The following are ...
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    The Day I Realized My Students Didn't Respect Me

    The Day I Realized My Students Didn't Respect Me
    Yesterday contained one of the lowest lows I've ever experienced as a teacher. Representatives from the state's Charter School Office were observing every classroom as part of a critical site visit of our young school. Our students were told what was going on and that many visitors would be watching classes throughout the day. I have never expected my students to ...
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    5 Surefire Tips for Handling Misbehavior

    5 Surefire Tips for Handling Misbehavior
    How do I handle students who always test the rules? I basically give the kids a free pass to misbehave once before getting in trouble. I give a warning at the beginning of the year and from then on, any misbehavior is fair game to punishment. When I first was learning how to do it, I would have the kids call ...
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    Punishment or Positive Reinforcement: Which One Works?

    Punishment or Positive Reinforcement: Which One Works?
    “Penny Pingleton, you know you are punished. From now on you're wearing a giant P on your blouse EVERY DAY to school so that the whole world knows that Penny Pingleton is permanently, positively, punished! Well that’s a bit harsh, don’t you think? Well this is clearly something that only happens in Full Feature Film Turned Tony Award Winning Musicals Turned ...
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    Managing Violent & Explosive Behavior in Young Children

    Managing Violent & Explosive Behavior in Young Children
    Consider the following vignette: * Mrs. Berdine tells her 1st grade class that it is time to line up to go to art class. Little 6 year-old Daniel races to be first in line but is narrowly beaten out by James, who also wanted to be first. Daniel explodes, screams at James that he is going to kill him, and pushes ...
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    9 Tips on Nonverbal Communication in the Classroom

    9 Tips on Nonverbal Communication in the Classroom
    Tip 1: Understand your own culture, values, and nonverbal behavior Before you can understand the behavior of a student or person from another culture, it's important to first understand your own culture, values, and nonverbal behavior. Teachers can learn about their own culture and nonverbal language by traveling to other countries, talking to new immigrants, reading books, or even by videotaping ...
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    15 Ways For Teachers to Get Organized

    15 Ways For Teachers to Get Organized
    All teachers need a user-friendly system to help stay on top of the endless marking, checking and workpages. Plan as thoroughly as you can and if you don’t already have one, develop a system of organization. It’s truly amazing how much paperwork and marking goes into the first year. It’s easy for a new teacher to feel overwhelmed and confused. Try ...
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    How to Deal With Power Struggles in the Classroom

    How to Deal With Power Struggles in the Classroom
    What does a power struggle look like in your teaching practice? Do you recognize any of these students and their behaviors? Although students who want to engage in power struggles with the adults in their lives can appear in many different guises, there are some ways that teachers can unfortunately find easier to recognize than others. • The class clown who ...
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    The Battle of Teacher vs. Student

    The Battle of Teacher vs. Student
    Aha! After many painful hours of searching YouTube for awful teacher-student interactions, I found a clip to illustrate how I might do an observation and consult with the teacher. This is a clip from a mockumentary (fake documentary) in England of a teacher-student interaction gone awry. It isn’t that far off from some teacher-student interactions I’ve observed. And if you are ...
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    How Do I Keep My Students Quiet?

    How Do I Keep My Students Quiet?
    I am convinced that classroom management is the key to success in teaching. It is something about which I have become passionate. Why? Because poorly managed classrooms waste the time and the lives of everyone involved. As a teacher, I hate it when I allow my students to be out of control. As a student, I don’t learn as much as ...
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    How to Work With Disruptive Students

    How to Work With Disruptive Students
    What classroom doesn't have at least one or two students who constantly disrupt the class with their antics? In order for students to be able to learn effectively, there needs to be consistency and order in the classroom. Often new teachers do not know of ways on how to handle the ongoing battles with disruptive students, and this makes their job ...
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