Classroom Management Tips

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One of the biggest challenges for al teachers, and first-year teachers in particular, is how to handle their classroom management.  There are a variety of classroom management tips and tricks, and it’’s up to each teacher to find what works best for them.

Why do you need to practice transitions?

The majority of disruptions tend to happen before the bell rings and in between activities.  You need to practice transitions so you can minimize behaviors that tend to occur during that time.  There are some simple and effective methods to maintain control of your classroom. Some of the proven techniques as demonstrated by teachers are to approach students and expect compliance with very simple and concise instructions.  Rather than long drawn out explanations, expect your student to obey in the appropriate time.

A preemptive strategy for managing behavior would be to make sure students are getting work that is at their level.  Problems in behavior are more likely to occur if students are fearful of looking dumb.  In addition, try to forsee any troubles so you can have a strategy in mind to deal with it.  And don’t forget to use humor to help redirect your students.

Keep consequences small to see if they will be sufficient before going straight to a huge consequence. Make sure you are acknowledging the positive behaviors of your students.  It is critical that you keep in contact with parents, providing positive feedback and reinforcement.  Acknowledge growth and progress relating to classroom management goals to help reinforce good behavior.

If managed well, a classroom can be a positive, rewarding place for students to thrive.  To learn more about classroom management strategies, read the original article here:

18 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies