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ERIC Number: ED539390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Ten Tips for Classroom Management: How to Improve Student Engagement and Build a Positive Climate for Learning and Discipline
George Lucas Educational Foundation
This guide addresses the practical aspects of managing a classroom, with suggestions and resources appropriate for grades K-12. Most of the tips are applicable to students of all ages, but the actual techniques will look different for the various grades. For instance, "build community" might mean playing name games with elementary students but involve setting up a photo booth for middle school students. "Integrate positive classroom rituals" may sound like it's all about elementary learners, but look for suggestions to make the morning meeting an important part of the day for teens and tweens too. The top ten tips for classroom management are: (1) Build community; (2) Design a safe, friendly, and well-managed classroom environment; (3) Include students in creating rules, norms, routines, and consequences; (4) Create a variety of communication channels; (5) Always be calm, fair, and consistent; (6) Know the students you teach; (7) Address conflict quickly and wisely; (8) Integrate positive classroom rituals; (9) Keep it real; and (10) Partner with parents and guardians. (Contains 53 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Lucas Educational Foundation