Classroom Management

Classroom management seems to entail many aspects of the actual teaching environment. Educators have various definitions and many researchers feel that classroom management highly affects the extent of classroom behavior. Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia states that classroom management is a term used by many teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. The term also implies the prevention of disruptive behavior. It is possibly the most difficult aspect of teaching for many teachers and indeed experiencing problems in this area causes some to leave teaching altogether.

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Classroom Management Resources

LEARNING CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

SSI Classroom Management Website Image KDE Learning CultureKentucky Department of Education – The mission of the Learning Culture and Environment key core work process is to assist schools with creating safe, inviting and engaging learning environments through the implementation of a continuum of school-wide, evidence-based practices that are matched to each student’s individual needs.

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ACTING OUT: ONE VIRTUE AT A TIME

SSI Classroom Management Website Image NEA Acting OutNEA – Each month, the school spotlights one virtue, selected in advance by a school committee. … Throughout the school, staff members recognize students who demonstrate a virtue by giving out “Virtue Vouchers.” …

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CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING (CHETL)

SSI Classroom Management Website Image KDE CharacteristicsThe Kentucky Department of Education worked in teams to develop Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning …  The teams looked at the research that establishes these characteristics and have organized them around five components: learning climate; classroom assessment and reflection.

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FOSTERING BELONGING WITH CLASSROOM NORMS

SSI Classroom Management Website Image Edutopia Classroom NormsEdutopia – Jan. 14, 2019 – When students help create their classrooms’ rules and culture, they’re more engaged and invested in learning.

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SIX HELPFUL CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT APPS FOR TEACHERS

SSI Classroom Management Website Image eSchool News Six AppseSchool News – Mobile apps aren’t just for students. Teachers check out this sampling of classroom management apps.

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CREATING AND SUSTAINING A POSITIVE AND COMMUNAL SCHOOL CLIMATE: CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH, PRESENT OBSTACLES, AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

SSI Classroom Management Website Image NCJRS Creating Positive ClimateNational Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2018 – The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) is a research-focused initiative that brings together the nation’s best minds to increase the safety of schools nationwide. …CSSI is an investment in developing knowledge about the root causes of school violence, developing strategies for increasing school safety, and rigorously evaluating innovative school safety strategies through pilot programs.

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TEACHING SECRETS: CREATING POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

SSI Classroom Management Website Image Education WeekEdweek Teacher – by Marti Schwartz – Classroom management issues are often the biggest impediment to learning for the novice teacher and even seasoned veterans.

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SCHOOL CLIMATE MEASUREMENT

SSI Classroom Management Website Image Safe Supportive LearningSafe Supportive Learning – The measurement of school climate provides educators with the necessary data to identify school needs, set goals, and track progress toward improvement.

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19 BIG AND SMALL CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

SSI Classroom Management Website Image Edutopia Classroom StrategiesEdutopia – Classroom management depends on conscientiously executing a few big strategies and a lot of little ones.

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CLASSROOM-MANAGEMENT APPS AND WEBSITES

SSI Classroom Management Website Image Common Sense Education Apps WebsitesCommon Sense Media – Explore this Classroom-Management Apps and Websites Top Picks list of 23 tools curated … classroom-management tools … deliver and assess learning, create seating charts, improve students’ behavior, and set timed.

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CALM, COOL, & CONSISTENT: KEEPING CIVILITY IN THE CLASSROOM

SSI Classroom Management Website Image NEA Calm Cool ConsistentNEA – “The teachers who are naturals in promoting civil behavior never raise their voices … they insist on training kids from the very beginning. They make enforcing good behavior a habit, and students have a very clear notion of where their boundaries are and respond to them.”

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LEARNING CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

SSI Classroom Management Website Image KY Department of Education KDE Culture EnvironmentKentucky Department of Education – Continuum of Support to All (from School Climate, PBIS, and MTSS … Web-based modules created by the KDE and KET in response to 704.

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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: TEN TEACHER-TESTED TIPS

SSI Classroom Management Website Image Education World Teacher TipsEducation World – Those and six other ideas for taming temper tantrums—and other classroom … Included: An opportunity for all teachers to share the classroom management.

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TOP 5 WAYS TO PRACTICE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT RIGHT FROM THE START!

SSI Classroom Management Website Image Scholastic Top 5 Ways to Practice Classroom Management Right From the StartScholastic – Techniques to maintain control of the room that you can implement from day one and keep up with throughout the year.

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AWARENESS AND PREVENTION RESOURCES

SSI Classroom Management Website Image AFT Awareness Prevention ResourcesAmerican Federation of Teachers – A list of fourteen programs for non-violence, bullying prevention, aggressive behavior, non-violent communication, etc.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES RESOURCES ON IMPROVING SCHOOL CLIMATE

SSI Classroom Management Website Image US Dept of Ed ResourcesUnited States Department of Education – Free – The ED School Climate Surveys (surveys) and the Quick Guide on Making School Climate Improvements will enable states, local school districts, and individual schools to collect and act on reliable, nationally-validated school climate data in real-time. These  free and adaptable resources will enable educators, administrators, and school system leaders to understand and create environments where every child can be successful.

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