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The Best Posts On Classroom Management



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As regular readers know, I’ve written a fair amount on classroom management. In fact, I’ve written a couple of books that include much on that topic.

In the meantime, I thought people might find it helpful if I collected my choices for my best posts on this topic into a list.

You might also be interested in these two articles I’ve written:

You might also be interested in these previous “The Best…” lists:

My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control

My Best Posts On “Motivating” Students

My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals

Here are my choices for My Best Posts On Classroom Management:

Why Viewing Classroom Management as a Mystery Can Be Helpful is a short excerpt from my new book, and it’s appearing in Education Week.

When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)

Maintaining A “Good” Class

More About Maintaining A “Good” Class

“Why Do You Let Others Control You?”

Have You Ever Taught A Class That “Got Out Of Control”?

Writing Letters To Students

“I’ll Work If You Give Me Candy

“How Do You Think Your Mother Felt When I Called To Say You Were Doing Well In Class?”

Students’ Personal Space

The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry” To Students

The Best Piece Of Classroom Management Advice I’ve Ever Read

“I Was Disappointed With What Happened Yesterday…”

Some Excellent Classroom Management Advice

“People who are angry pay more attention to rewards than threats” — No Kidding!

“I Haven’t Been Feeling Very Respected….”

My Post-Thanksgiving Letters To Students

Alternatives To Collective Punishment

How To Recover From A Classroom Train Wreck….

Classroom Management Strategy: Here Are Three Things I Want. What Are Three Things You Want?

Quote Of The Day: You Won’t Hear Better Classroom Management Advice Than This….

Now This Is The Classroom Management Mindset I Need To Have….

Q & A Collections: Classroom Management Advice brings all my Education Week Teachers posts on classroom management together in one place.

Video: I Wonder How Many Of Our Students Hear This When We Go Over Classroom Rules?

Stop YELLING AT YOUR KIDS. It’s Bad for Them. is an article in Slate about a study that I’ve previously written about, but this article is particularly good:

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that “harsh verbal discipline”—cursing, insults, and shouting—can be as harmful to kids as hitting or spanking.

Here’s an additional excerpt from the article:


Start Off The New Year With This Excellent Classroom Advice

How To Turn A Negative Consequence Into A Positive Classroom Management Strategy

Good classroom management advice: “start small before moving big”:

The citation for the research cited in the video can be found on the video’s YouTube page.

Emphasizing Pride, Not Shame, In Classroom Management

Surprise, Surprise — Study Finds Shouting At Children “creates further discipline problems”

Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School is from Edutopia.

Good Classroom Management Advice: “The Person Who Asks The Questions Controls The Conversation”

“The Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips”

More Teachers Adopting Restorative Discipline Practices is the title of an NEA Today story that unexpectedly features my classroom practice.

Recasting At-Risk Students as Leaders is from Education Week.

Excellent List Of Eleven “Classroom Discipline Mistakes”

Extrinsic Motivation In My Classroom

Here’s an excellent infographic from Middleweb, to go along with an equally good article:

I’ve embedded a chart below that compares how long many different emotions last. Boy, we teachers need to study it and reflect on which ones we think our students feel when they’re in our classrooms:

Keeping ‘The Big Picture In Mind’ While Managing Classrooms is a series of four posts I published on the topic at Education Week Teacher.

Marvin Marshall offers good advice on handling interruptions in the classroom.

You Can Read The Entire Ed Week Chat We Did On Classroom Management

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I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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