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Classroom Management

Empowering Children: The Ripple Effect

Byron Garrett | Posted 12.11.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

I've spent decades working in the classroom and in education policy, which has involved great deal of time thinking about and discussing the factors n...

End The Classroom War On Mobile Devices

Robert Shuter | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Robert Shuter

Students believe smartphones and laptops can assist learning. Then why are so many teachers dead set against them in their classrooms?

Why Ignoring May Backfire: Positive Alternatives for Disruptive Behavior

Jessica Minahan | Posted 02.04.2017 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Some students will stop at nothing to get attention in class. Banging on the desk, making burping sounds, making inappropriate comments - we have all experienced these tedious behaviors that stop the learning and wear down even the most dedicated and experienced teacher.

In My Classroom, I Play Favorites, and You Should too

Debra Richardson | Posted 01.26.2017 | Education
Debra Richardson

I don't give them easier assignments, give unearned grades, or make excuses for bad behavior. I do, however, make accommodations based on their needs and the needs of my classroom.

Why Kids Misbehave in Classrooms

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 05.26.2016 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

We've all met Johnny. He's the kid who simply won't behave in class. He can't seem to sit still and pay attention. While there are certainly many factors that contribute to student disruption and there is one core classroom management axiom that we would all be well served to remember.

How to Save the Lost Students In Your Classroom

Karl Gude | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
Karl Gude

Instead of focusing on the high performing, front-row kids and neglecting the lost, skid-row kids in the back of the room, teachers can turn their classrooms into fertile ground that nurtures all students.

Teacher Time

Peter Greene | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

This is one of those things that non-teachers don't entirely get. If you work in an office, time is pretty flexy. If a meeting can benefit by running an extra 10 or 15 minutes, you just do it. But in most schools, when the bell rings, you're done. There is no little extra bit of time you can just throw into the work.

Smart Seating Charts: The Key to Better Student Performance?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Teachers have long known that not every student is perfectly suited to traditional classroom setups, but with budgets tight, doling out individual att...

You Can Say "You Can't Say You Can't Play" at School

Laurie Levy | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

In all of our communities, we need to bring those who stand alone in from the shadows. If all kids simply understood that "You Can't Say You Can't Play" at school, it would enrich everyone's life.

Discipline and Diversity

TNTP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education

By Anashay Wright This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. I grew up here in Atlanta, where I graduated from Cedar Grove High School i...

Future Trends in K-12 Classroom Management and Discipline

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Classroom management is all about the balance between learning within the classroom and discipline. Today, various trends are currently popular. Strat...

The Importance of Learning a Social Curriculum

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

It is crucial for our students to learn a social curriculum; however, how to teach one is something we as teachers need to figure out. Social curricul...

Is Antagonism Between Students and Teachers Inevitable?

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

What would have to change to create healthier dynamics and more empowered relationships between students and teachers? What would have to be let go? Would it be worth it?

Ask Dr. Lynch: Creating an Effective Behavior Management System

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

No matter your philosophy of education or your educational beliefs, one thing holds true for all classrooms -- a behavior management system should be implemented consistently from day one.

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development?

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional develo...

Kickboard For Teachers Encourages Data Collection In the Classroom

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee “Be data driven, not data drowning,” is the slogan for Kickboard for Teachers -- an educational software, designed to help teachers ...

Classroom Management in a Culturally Responsive Environment

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Instead of engaging in authoritarian classroom management techniques, an instructor in a culturally responsive classroom creates a caring, nurturing bond with their students.

How Occupy Wall Street Is Like a Classroom

Max Bean | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Max Bean

On October 15th, I watched a miracle of classroom management such as I would never have imagined possible. It didn't happen in a classroom and there was no teacher.

Teaching Strategies That Work! (Just Don't Ask "Work to Do What?")

Alfie Kohn | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Alfie Kohn

There's long been evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of certain classroom management strategies, most of which require the teacher to exercise firm control. But how many interrupt the discussion to ask what is meant by "effectiveness"?

Is 4-Day School Week Better For Students?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Some may question the value of a four-day school week, however students in Kerrville, Texas are getting more with less, reports KENS News. Instead o...

Mischief Or Misdemeanor? Texas Students Ticketed For School Disobedience

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In Texas school districts, hundreds of tickets have been given to students, turning schoolyard shenanigans into Class C misdemeanors. Children as youn...

Everything Counts in the Classroom Environment

Bobbi DePorter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bobbi DePorter

Even in light of the current school overcrowding problems, it's important to give your students the space to think and move.

Three Management Styles

Robert Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Rose

There is a time and place, for coercion and for persuasion, but the more you learn to use negotiation the more satisfaction you get from teaching and your students.