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This may be one of the easiest strategies we’ve ever covered here at SCM. It may also be the most powerful. But first, some context. Right or wrong, today’s students have less freedom than in decades past. Generally speaking, their lives are more controlled, organized, and edited. They receive more direction and structure. They make ... Read more

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Routines are the lifeblood of a well-run classroom. Because, done right, they save tons of learning time. They keep students focused and on task. They cut way down on misbehavior. They also make your teaching life a lot easier. For everything you do as a class repeatedly, there should be a specific, well-taught way (routine) ... Read more

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Via negativa is a method of improvement whereby one focuses not on what to do to become more proficient. But on what not to do—which, for many, is an easier proposition. It’s a method that is especially effective for improving classroom management. Because, you see, bad teacher habits are a primary cause of misbehavior. They ... Read more

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Good teachers are observant. In fact, their students swear they have eyes in the back of their head. But the truth is, they just make it a priority. They see the value in keen observation because it allows them to . . . Witness misbehavior when it happens. Better know and understand their students. Adjust […]

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So you’re walking down the hallway and notice the boss heading in the opposite direction. As you near, you smile and start to say hello. But they never even look up. They cruise right on past without the slightest acknowledgment. Which can make you feel about two inches tall. It can make you think that […]

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I’ve occasionally been asked what one piece of advice I’d give to all teachers. It’s a daunting question. Truth be told, I’d want to mention a dozen or so core areas that work together to create a productive, well-behaved classroom. (In other words, become an expert at classroom management.) However, there is one thing that […]

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Here at SCM, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of consistently following your classroom management plan. Because it’s so, so critical. Not only does it play a big role in curbing misbehavior, but it’s also a factor in building rapport and developing trust with students. Up until a few months ago, I felt we […]

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Before you peel out of the parking lot and into the summer sun, and while it’s still fresh in your mind, it’s smart to do a quick self-evaluation. To identify the areas in which you did well this past year. And where you can improve. To that end, I’ve created a report card you can […]

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I often hear from teachers who in long missives describe awful behavior towards them. They describe angry, argumentative, and aggressively disrespectful students. Students who tell them off and try to disrupt and sabotage their class. Students who roll their eyes and refuse to look at them or listen to their directions. They go on to […]

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When your class gives a subpar performance, the tendency is to ease up. To take your foot off the gas. To think, “Maybe I’m asking too much.” This is a normal response after a so-so routine, an unfocused lesson, or off-topic group work. But it would be a mistake to follow your instincts. It would […]

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