Classroom Management Tips For Teachers

Helping Compulsive Talkers

What if you do nothing?

  1. Starting class will be tough.
  2. Everyone is distracted and others join in.
  3. If you take too long to address it, students will see it as unfair. Play video
What Do You Do?
  1. Identify Why They Are Talking- Attention, Peer Status, Sense of Achievement, Aggression?
  2. Talk Privately With Students Right Away
  3. Contact Parents/Guardians
  4. React Consistently
  5. Give Students Small Helper Tasks
  6. Position Student Closer To You (Teacher)
  7. Reinforce Positive Behavior
  8. Find Time to listen to the student. Build a solid Teacher-Student relationship.

Behavior Strategies for Disruptive Students

As teachers we often work with students who are uncooperative or disrupt other students. If you do not address this type of behavior quickly, it can lead to many problems. Here are some quick tips when confronted with disruptive students: Play video

  1. Know Your Students- Most times problems in school are caused by outside forces.
  2. Use a Team Approach- Talk to other staff members that work with the student. See what works for them.
  3. Don't Embarrass Students- This will only lead to more problems.
  4. Model Behavior- Model the behavior you expect from your students.
  5. Speak with Students Privately- It's best to approach students outside of the places they are seeking attention or being disruptive.

How To Start A Class

Getting the ball rolling can be the hardest task of all. Here are some things to keep in mind when you want to begin class. Play video

  1. Greet students at the door.
  2. Make a starting class routine for the kids and yourself.
  3. Use a "do now" or quick assessment.
  4. Remember to take attendance.
  5. Have a sign-in area.
  6. Hear student concerns.

10 Things For Your Substitute Teacher Folder

Every school year teachers worry that they are not prepared to leave their classroom for a day. Everyone needs a day off every now and then. Put these 10 things into a folder and you can rest easy! Veteran teachers share their experience. Here are 10 things you should make sure to place in your folder for substitute teachers: Play video

  1. Class lists
  2. A description of your routine.
  3. School forms and passes.
  4. 2-Days of emergency lesson plans.
  5. Related puzzles.
  6. Review work.
  7. Candy
  8. Maps & floor plans- Point out where things are in your classroom.
  9. Writing prompts and writing starters.
  10. Seating charts- Make sure they are up to date. That is very important.

and Sign-out Sheets

Being aware of where your students are at all times is critical. Parent entrust us with their children. Here is a simple way to monitor your students automatically. We also provide the printable sheets to go with the tip. Play video

I'm Late Sign-in Printable | I'm Leaving Printable

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