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19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

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.” 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. Fortunately, classroom order improved when I learned that successful classroom management depends on conscientiously executing a few big strategies and a lot of little ones. Big Strategies: Fundamental Principles of Classroom Management 1. Teachers, like hypnotists, can string along a series of requests by asking students to do something most are already doing, then waiting for 100 percent compliance, and finally issuing another directive, etc. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Little Things: Quick Interventions That Support Classroom Management 1. 2. 3. How to cure cholera.” 4. 5.

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The Secret to Classroom Management—No Matter Where You Teach I’ve been teaching middle school for 12 years. I’ve been in an urban school in which 99 percent of students receive free lunch for nine of those years. And I’ve tried a lot of classroom management strategies with varying degrees of success. I’ve tried policing the small stuff so I wouldn’t have to deal with the big stuff. I’ve tried establishing classroom procedures and sticking to them, but I can never remember if two fingers raised means a student needs to use the restroom or has a question. I set up a positive reward system and gained five pounds from fun-size Hershey bars.

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16 Effective Classroom Management Strategies & Techniques Get instant ideas from other teachers on how to manage your toughest behavior challenges. Just click on a behavior issue below. How can a teacher prevent irritating classroom behaviors? 1. The students and teacher should first discuss and then write a "group" contract adopting acceptable classroom rules and procedures by the end of the first week of school. 2. How Parents and Educators Can Team Up on Special Education As its name suggests, the Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood was founded with the goal of fully embracing students with disabilities and their families. You can see that philosophy at work when you walk through the door—literally. 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. They’re like those gifts that are wrapped in a series of boxes that continue the suspense until you get to the end. Plus, they help me practice patience (which is not a virtue that comes easily to me). I work hard at classroom management because if I want the more difficult kids, I better be ready for them. Here are some of the classroom management mistakes I’ve made—or seen—and how to fix them: 1.

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