TALKING TOO MUCH: What are some effective strategies to deal with chatty kids?
TALKING WHILE I AM TALKING: I need some practical advice to deal with students who talk during the lesson!
NOT CLEANING UP PROPERLY: I need more ideas for efficient clean up routines!
DESTROYING MY ERASERS: What do other teachers do to keep kids from losing, damaging, or stealing erasers?
STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND LINEAR PERSPECTIVE; ARGGH!
PART I: Linear Perspective, How Do You Teach It?
Part II: Linear Perspective, Teaming Up
DOING TESSELLATIONS; Where can I find helpful resources?
HIGH POVERTY: Is it more challenging to deal with classroom management in high poverty schools? What are some things I can do to help my underprivileged students behave better and improve their ability to learn?
DISRESPECTFUL: How do other teachers deal with disrespectful behavior in a positive, calm, and fair way?
TALKING BACK: What is the best and most effective way to respond to students who talk back?
WILD: What are some tried and true ways to create a more disciplined and structured learning environment?
DRIVING ME CRAZY... What are ways that other teachers stay calm in highly volatile situations? Why does my brain feel like it shuts down when I get upset - as if I just can't think?
NOT PAYING ATTENTION
"I AM ALWAYS DOING THAT WHICH I CANNOT DO IN ORDER THAT I MAY LEARN HOW TO DO IT," PABLO PICASSO
Editor's note: Managing student behavior involves far more than discipline techniques. In order to create an environment for student success, the teacher needs to provide quality instruction as well as appropriate motivation. Most importantly, the teacher needs to have the right attitude for leadership in the classroom. Finally, having a solid classroom management plan with rules and procedures set up from the beginning of the year is also extremely important - students need to be very clear about what the teacher's expectations are.
disclaimer: These are a set of ideas about being proactive in teaching based on classroom experience as well as various education authors. Many times there are circumstances in the classroom that are beyond any teacher's control, especially when serving at-risk populations or in environments where those in administration fail to provide effective leadership in a school. Sometimes, regardless of the prevailing theories about teacher responsibility, the teacher is not to be blamed for out of control students. Finally, we do NOT recommend that you put any of these strategies into practice if your administration disagrees with them.