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Effective classroom teachers tend to have strengths in classroom management efforts. Teachers who know how to manage their classrooms create an effective environment that is conducive to educating students. The challenge for some teachers is knowing how to organize their classrooms so they have minimal behavior problems. In college, teachers are generally taught how to put together a discipline plan for their classrooms; this plan is supposed to resolve any behavior problems in their classrooms. We know that effective classrooms require more, and teachers who are successful end up creating a c
Many new teachers find themselves overwhelmed by the diverse behaviors and personalities in their classrooms. Teacher prep courses often do not equip teachers with adequate strategies for classroom management. Here are 5 foolproof tips to control behavior and maximize instructional time in your classroom.
Are you feeling great about the excellent progress you have made as you prepare for that first, enchanting day with real students in your own classroom in your dream job? You may also feel tired - even exhausted. This is perfectly fine and acceptable and I recommend that you get used to it.
The ideal time to check who's in class is when the teacher has provided some input and the students are ready to start the activity. Since students have already connected with the academic focus of your lesson plan, they won't be distracted. Teachers do not necessarily need to call out names. Just a simple head check should take you only a few minutes.
You hear the same story from teachers again and again; their classroom is a nightmare to manage. There are kids that do not have support at home, who do not want to learn, and state and federal regulations that only increase the burden. One thing is for sure in this day and age nothing comes easy.
"They're yelling." "They're disrespectful." "They're rude." "They're inattentive." "They're off task." "They're side-talking." Does that describe your class or group? If it does, you're not alone. Those are the nonstop complaints we've been hearing at our workshops and at Live Expert Help on our web site.