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     Effective teachers make the classroom a place where students are comfortable,
     well-behaved and focused on learning. Here are some proven techniques that will help you.

Classroom Management

Effective teachers make the classroom a place where students are comfortable, well-behaved and focused on learning. Here are some proven techniques that will help you.

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  • 1 Routines and procedures
  • 2 Teacher-student relationship
  • 3 Teacher-parent relationship
  • 4 Daily greeting and send-off
  • 5 First day of school
  • 6 Keeping students focused
  • 7 Rules and discipline
  • 8 Being prepared
  • 9 Celebrating learning

Early Literacy Quick Clip: Designing your program or home has a major impact on your children. Here are some helpful tips to build a space that promotes early literacy.

Celebrating Student Birthdays

To celebrate a student’s birthday in the classroom, try making a booklet of cards …

Build community in your classroom with classroom cheers.

Send home positive messages to build a positive relationship between teacher and parents

Jena Simms | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas Use different chants and activities when lining up students. Stay calm and focused and model appropriate behaviors for your students.

Classroom Job Center

The classroom management strategy Classroom Job Center allows students to have a job in the classroom each week. Students learn responsibility and also engage in classroom activity.

reading stamina

Reading Stamina

Jena Simms

Reading stamina is a child’s ability to focus and read independently for a certain …

Voice Levels

Jena Simms

Use posters to manage voice levels in your classroom.

Early Finishers

Jena Simms

“If your work is finished, then…”

organizing papers

Use mailboxes to file graded papers. Students can easily find their mailbox and take …

Daily 5 in my classroom…

lining up

Using a technique I like to call the Silent Blast-off, I help my students …

vocabulary

Use vocabulary words throughout the day to build understanding of new words.

After moving students have them choose a new team name and handshakes. Building our

Taking Turns Talking

During class meetings, the teacher and students use a talking piece. Only the person …

classroom cleanup routine

Classroom Cleanup Routine

Heidi Jo Gallagher

This video shares 4 steps that can be used in setting a routine for …

encouraging good manners

Encouraging Good Manners

Heidi Jo Gallagher

The teacher coaches the students to practice their manners before receiving their snack. She …

getting students' attention

To get their students’ attention, the teacher announces, “hands up,” to the class …

follow directions through song

This fun song with hand motions is used to teach students how to follow …

learning responsibility

Every student has a job in the classroom because they thrive on having responsibility …

storytime seating

Storytime Seating

Amanda Leger

During story time, students are allowed to choose how they would like to sit …

teaching a concept

When a teacher presents a concept or idea to students, she teaches it many …

Time Management Using Countdowns

Teachers can use countdowns to encourage students to finish one task and prepare to …

voice levels

This technique helps a teacher communicate to students how loud or quiet their voices …

creating classroom rules

This video describes five steps teachers can follow to generate meaningful classroom rules and …

Here’s a preschool song to use in the classroom or at home to teach …

This in-service suite shows how to create expectations for classroom behavior that preschool children …

following directions

This game teaches children about trust and following directions from their peers or teachers …

classroom game

This is a fun activity that can apply to any situation. It is an …

classroom game

This is a fun activity that can apply to any situation. It is a …

This video features some simple techniques that teachers can use to help build strong …

building students' trust

The teacher explains how she creates a safe environment for students to ask questions …

caring for each other

To create an atmosphere of caring, the teacher lets students know that she is …

forming strong relationships

The teacher shares how important it is to build trust with the students by …

know every student

Getting to know every student in your class can be difficult, especially if that class is large. Learn how to …

song

This song helps the teacher and students learn and remember each other’s names. It …

parents

The teacher describes how she builds positive relationships with parents by sharing expectations and …

communicate parents

Discussing concerns about a child’s development or behavior can be difficult. This video will present tips for communicating with families …

Students greet their teacher, sign in, and get started with their day in a …

end of day routines

To end the day positively, the teacher has the students do two exercises. In …

goodbye song

Goodbye Song

Heidi Jo Gallagher

At the end of the day, the teacher leads students in a goodbye song …

morning routines

In this video, a teacher discusses the morning routine she uses in her classroom …

establishing routines

The teachers explains how establishing routines and procedures at the beginning of the year …

The teacher talks about how important it is to learn the students names early …

first days of school activities

SDE presenter and teacher-favorite, Dr. Jean Feldman shares some of her time-tested favorite activities …

Alternative seating isn’t just for students on learning plans, every student learns in a …

Provide students with comfy spots around your room.

music in the classroom

Play music that is calming to help students focus.

sound substitution

In a classroom management scenario, I like to switch how I pronounce my students …

This technique encourages students to pay attention using their whole body. Students know that …

end of the year behavior

As the school year draws to a close, younger students can get excited about …

helping students focus

This activity helps students release their extra energy so they can calm down and …

Use this easy technique to relax and calm a group of children and prepare …

making clear transitions

Making it clear when one lesson ends and a new one begins helps students …

Organized Student Seating

There are many benefits to assigning each student to a specific seat in the …

quiet time

Including quiet time in the class day gives students a chance to rest, relax …

lowering your voice

When several children are speaking at once, it can be tempting for teachers to …

positive reinforcement

Students receive brag tags for positive behavior.

classroom rules

Classroom Rules

Jena Simms

Use hand gestures to reinforce classroom rules starting on day one.

creating classroom rules

Dr. Kathryn Castle explains how engaging children in thinking and talking about rules make …

place calm down

Sometimes students need a safe place to calm down and process their emotions. Creating …

When the teacher and students work together to create rules for classroom behavior, students …

One of the most important things about discipline is that it has to be …

The teacher provides the students opportunities to make their own choices when presented with …

Watch veteran Whole Brain Teacher Andrea Schindler demonstrate a variety of lively teaching techniques while reviewing classroom rules. For 100s …

Students can keep themselves organized with this two folder system.

Keep spelling papers in a convenient file folder tub.

Organize the books in your classroom so the books are easily accessible to students …

Giving a Speech is a vital part of being a teacher and student.< ...

guided math

Guided Math

Jena Simms

One method of running Guided Math within a classroom, allowing students to work independently …

Students can refer to a math strategy wall to help them complete math problems …

The teacher provides stations for the students to play independently while she takes attendance …

The teacher gathers all the materials before the lesson begins so she doesn’t have …

The teacher describes how she organizes academically focused activity centers. She designates areas for …

This lesson gives a simple, yet effective activity to help build an atmosphere of …

kindness crew

The Kindness Crew are students who intentionally treat others the way they want to …

How to incorporate colors and keep the attention of special ed kids while reading …

beat the teacher

Students are rewarded for following classroom rules.

dr. seuss

Dr. Seuss Week

Jena Simms

Pass along your passion for reading through a Dr. Seuss week.

team building

Team building

Jena Simms

Give students the opportunity to interact with their peers in a positive way.< ...

teambuilding

Students answer questions using prior knowledge. Teacher should give WAIT TIME then allow students

The teacher recognizes the students’ hard work and she coaches them to be proud …

Students are inspired to have a positive attitude and perseverance through difficult situations. When …

Involving preschool-aged children in creating classroom rules can be a powerful way to help …

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Lesson Supplements

These videos can be shown in class, or students can watch them on their own.
You can also get valuable ideas from them to use in your teaching.

This video features a song that reviews good classroom behavior. To get the teacher’s …

A song for kids about the 6 rules of the classroom:
1. Raise your …

Understand the Basic School Rules with this WonderGrove Kids animation with sign language by Signing Savvy.

WonderGrove Kids animations are …

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