10 Classroom Management Strategies

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Helpful classroom management tips are what you need first and foremost. You might think it’s hard to know what’s important and what can go to the bottom of your priority list, but the truth is, everything is secondary to classroom management.  If you can’t control your class, nothing is going to go right in your day.

Effective teachers are passionate about educating their students, but they want to spend their time teaching, not handling classroom disruptions.  Those teachers with the most success have an uncanny talent of establishing the kind of calm and content educational experience students will enjoy being a part of.

The best times of the year to review the effectiveness of your classroom management skills are when the new school year begins and then again when the second half of the school year begins.  There are different methods that will be reviewed to help your classroom management techniques.  Fortunately, they are all simple and budget-friendly.

Are you getting what you need from your classroom management techniques?

Let’s be honest, once the second half of the school year begins, and the weather begins to change, simple daily tasks can become the most mundane feeling for both you and your students.  Perhaps you have a rowdy group of youngsters on your hands, or maybe you just need some fresh new ideas to create more enthusiasm in your classroom. Whatever the case may be, these tips will increase their motivation in no time!

Offer a big selection in your centers to maintain your students’ interest and motivation.  Everyone loves games! Try to incorporate games that provide fun and learning such as, The Quiet Game:  This is somewhat of a twist to an old classic our parents used to use for some peace and quiet.  Before dismissal, the children wait quietly and choose one child to leave and tell them to pick the next quietest one and so on.

“The quiet corner” and the “I’m done” center are also great tools that have quiet options for the children to choose from. Simply set up a place in the classroom where kids can go when they finish all of their classwork.  The most important thing is to be creative and have fun!

For a more in-depth understanding of some classroom management styles that are most effective, read the original article here:
10 Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work