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11 Classroom Management Mistakes (and How to Fix Them) I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I always want the “difficult” kids to be placed in my classroom.

11 Classroom Management Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

They’re like those gifts that are wrapped in a series of boxes that continue the suspense until you get to the end. 7 Classroom Management Mistakes—and the Research on How to Fix Them. Misbehavior may also be a healthy part of a child’s social and emotional development.

7 Classroom Management Mistakes—and the Research on How to Fix Them

When children reach adolescence, their allegiances shift from adults to peers, and their abstract thinking skills sharpen dramatically, leading them to question—and even challenge—long-accepted authority structures. What may look like rule-breaking is really a way for children to test boundaries and assert their independence. While this may be obvious for veteran teachers, research shows that teacher training programs still tend to be focused on establishing strict rules while imposing consequences for misbehavior. Classroom Management Archives. 32 Tips For Building Better Relationships With Students. Influence Your Students by Gaining Their Respect: Six Strategies. What does respect look like in a classroom environment and how do you get it?

Influence Your Students by Gaining Their Respect: Six Strategies

First, understand that respect is not fear. Fear and respect are two different things. You might fear somebody you have respect for or respect somebody you fear, but they are essentially two different things. Respect is like fear because its basic ingredient is a feeling. Your students must feel respect for you.

The Secret to Classroom Management—No Matter Where You Teach. I’ve been teaching middle school for 12 years.

The Secret to Classroom Management—No Matter Where You Teach

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies. The year I started teaching seventh- to 12th-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, “Sign o’ the Times.”

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

That song was an apt musical backdrop for the lives of my students, most of whom lived in poverty and challenged me daily. That year also afforded me the opportunities to be assaulted with a stone, two chairs, a Rambo knife, a seventh-grade girl’s weak jab, and dozens of creative swear words. Business. Organizing. 7 Things to Try Before You Give Up On A Student. I have to admit it; I have not loved all of my students in the same way.

7 Things to Try Before You Give Up On A Student

Not all of my students and I have clicked. Not all of my students and I have had the best relationships. Not for lack of wanting to. Not for lack of trying, but sometimes it seems that bigger things are in play and the universe just doesn’t align. And yet, even if I had a harder time connecting with a child, whatever the reason, I still had to be the very best teacher I could be. Take it personal sometimes. Speak kindly about them. Find the humor in the situation. Forge a relationship outside of the classroom. Keep digging. 5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids. Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience.

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. We all have at least one story to share, and for some teachers, teaching a tough kid is a daily challenge. It seems that no matter what teaching techniques you try to pull out of your educator hat, nothing changes their behavior. I've had the privilege of teaching some tough kids. Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10. Behaviour Management Strategies from Bill Rogers Without doubt the greatest personal challenge I’ve faced as a teacher was moving from the Sixth Form college in Wigan where I started teaching, to Holland Park School in London in my mid-20s.

Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10

7 Common Habits of Unhappy People. Image by Mitya Kuznetsov (license).

7 Common Habits of Unhappy People

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust Circumstances can certainly make life unhappy. A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation. A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation by Terry Heick When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen.

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

Developed by gamification expert Yu-kai Chou, it was an ambitious effort that distinguished black hat gamification (which is “bad”–think Farmville and Candy Crush) from white hat gamification (which is “good”–think Minecraft or even an ACT score). (It’s also copyrighted, but they graciously allowed us to use it.) While it is designed not as an educational framework, but rather as a way to demonstrate gamification and its many strands, gamification is about human encouragement and motivation. Discipline: Teacher Focused vs Student Focused. Discipline can be filtered into two trains of thought: teacher focused and student focused. What is it? Pretty straight forward. Teacher focused educators believe discipline is about punishing kids for their behavior, and removing them from class makes it easier to teach their content.

Student focused educators believe their jobs are to teach kids (Math, Art, Science, Spanish, Behavior, etc.), and that is challenging to do if students are removed from their instruction. When Assuming the Best is the Worst Assume the best about others until history says assume the worst. Believe history not hope. Before you go with the hope that they’ll pull through, ask yourself, what’s changed since the last time they fell short. [1888] What Savvy Teachers Know About Managing Disruptive Student Behavior. The 15 Best Classroom Management Books. If you're not already part of the conversation over at the We Are Teachers HELPLINE, you're missing out! Every day, teachers from all over the world give and receive advice, share great teaching tips, and weigh in on tough topics for a daily dose of inspiration you can count on. This week, student teacher Mariah asked for recommendations for the best books and programs for help with classroom management.

So How Do You Manage Your Classroom When You Don’t Punish? Student Participation/Active Learning- Teaching Tips. Student Participation/Active Learning. Calendars & Planners. Education Week. (This is the final post in a three-part series on student motivation. Internet Catalogue. The Bureau of Communication - Fill-in-the-blank Correspondence. Fun Trivia Quizzes - World's Largest Trivia and Quiz Site! 12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom! 12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom! By Susan Fitzell closeAuthor: Susan Fitzell Name: Susan FitzellSite: About: Susan Fitzell is a nationally recognized speaker and author of several educational resource books.

She has over two decades of experience with differentiated instruction, teaching youth with special needs, students with behavioral and anger management issues, and students who experience bullying. Susan’s company, AIMHI Educational Programs, focuses on building caring school communities. Authors Posts (45) From the archives 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform : Shots - Health Blog. Building Resiliency in Struggling Students: 7 Key Ideas from Research. In the coming weeks, millions of students across the country will return to school. Countless numbers of them will be labeled with such terms as at-risk or high-risk for academic failure or inappropriate behavior. As educators, we strive to find interventions, strategies, and programs that will help these students be successful. Resiliency can be defined as the ability to persist in the face of adversity or the ability to bounce back after facing a challenging situation. Helping students develop resiliency skills and attitudes has a positive effect on academic achievement, behavior, and long-term success in life (Hanson & Austin, 2003).

10 Ways to Deal with Difficult Students. Classroom Management Technique: Learn What to Overlook. Helping Students Motivate Themselves to Learn. Every day, teachers face students who are apparently uninterested in learning. This is a challenge that must be overcome, because every student must be included in meaningful classroom activities.