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

TOOLKIT FOR STRENGTHENING K-12 REPORTING PROGRAMS

The willingness of bystanders to come forward with concerns for the wellness and safety of themselves or others is a key component of student health and violence prevention efforts in kindergarten through 12th grade (K12) schools. The CISA-USSS K-12 Bystander Reporting Toolkit is designed to help community leaders create tailored, customized approaches to encourage reporting that meet the needs of their unique communities. It can be used to inform safety planning for the range of K-12 schools across the United States and is applicable to diverse geographical contexts ranging from rural to urban, and to schools and districts at various levels of maturity in their approach to reporting.

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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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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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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES THAT BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

Edutopia – by David LaMaster – For minor behavioral challenges, these techniques can help you restore order while keeping students in the classroom.

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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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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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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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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT APPROACHES TO SUPPORT SCHOOL CONNECTEDNESS

CDC – Some classroom management approaches strengthen school connectedness. Find examples of strategies, tools, and templates that school staff can use to apply these approaches in their face-to-face, virtual, or blended learning modes.

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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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