Classroom Management Strategies: Build Relationships

You’ve heard it before and I’m going to say it again: success with classroom management can essentially be boiled down to your relationship with your students. If you have a good relationship, so they say, you’ll succeed in the classroom. If you’re not able to build a solid relationship with the students, then you’ll haveContinue reading “Classroom Management Strategies: Build Relationships”

Classroom Management Strategies: How to Win Over the Bad Kid

If I ask you to think of one student who causes the most classroom management headaches for you, does a face come to mind? I’ve had several, usually one or a even handful per year. I can still remember back to the first kid I had like this in my first year of teaching, I’mContinue reading “Classroom Management Strategies: How to Win Over the Bad Kid”

Classroom Management Strategies: Praise Publicly, Criticize Privately

Upon reading the title of this blog post, I’m sure your first thought was “Duh.” It’s a relatively simple and well known concept: make your praises public and your criticisms private. I searched Google and found this advice attributed to every great thinker from around the world. So okay, we’ve heard it before. But howContinue reading “Classroom Management Strategies: Praise Publicly, Criticize Privately”

Classroom Management Strategies: Positive Framing

If you’re struggling right now with classroom management, it’s very likely that you’re also struggling with your mindset about your job or your students or both. Again, I’m going to have to be the one to come in with the unfortunate news: you’re going to have to change your attitude before you start to seeContinue reading “Classroom Management Strategies: Positive Framing”