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Tag: Behavior Management

Articles | June 11, 2018

Behavior Management is NOT Easy Most teachers find difficulty with behavior management, and tend to struggle the most in the beginning of their teaching careers. Many new teachers feel ill-prepared

Articles | September 27, 2017

If your behavior management is spot on, your school year will be a breeze, but if it’s wobbly? Watch out for a rocky year. All Really Good Teachers know that

Articles | September 4, 2017

The first half of my almost thirty years of teaching was in a primary regular education classroom. The second half has been in special education. My thoughts on behavior management

Articles | August 16, 2017

Teachers around the country love The Daily 5! With their love for the method comes advice and ideas for practical classroom application. We asked some Daily 5 loving teachers what

Articles | April 17, 2017

Growth Mindset, a term coined by Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, is the idea that when people change their beliefs about their own efforts, they can better adapt to

Articles | February 17, 2017

Spring is in the air! For many schools, March and April bring higher stress levels, increased behavior concerns, and rigorous academic assessments. School staff and students are expected to manage

Articles | December 5, 2016

Behavior management is one of those areas in education where some teachers struggle and others excel. What many new teachers are never told, is that behavior management can vary from

Articles | November 22, 2016

Reading mysteries can certainly pique students’ interests, but how do mysteries translate to everyday life in the classroom?  The three ideas below bring an element of mystery to any classroom

Articles | September 10, 2015

  Great discussions are important for learning, but excess and off-topic chatter can be distracting for little learners.  Veteran teachers will tell you that sometimes controlling that extra chatter can

Articles | August 24, 2015

Ah, transition times.  When you have a firm grasp on managing them, they are no problem at all. Your students know the routine, you’re confident in your ability to guide

Articles | July 27, 2015

I am a 2nd grade teacher in a Title I public school. My husband is a high school special education teacher in a classroom called BIC (Behavior Intervention Class). Needless to say, we have many discussions about our students and how we can best reach them. As teachers, we must remember

Articles | June 9, 2015

Finding out what works and what doesn’t work at the beginning of the school year is always a tricky proposition.  Each class is so different and each student brings something

Articles | November 13, 2014

  Kindness in the classroom is more than a catch phrase or a the latest fad.  It is, or should be, the ultimate goal of every educator in every school

Articles | October 27, 2014

On Sunday, October 26th, 2014, Really Good Stuff presented the second of our professional development webinars called “3 Keys to Effective Behavior Management”.  Watch* a recording of it below and find

Articles | September 23, 2014

Imagine walking into your classroom after a night spent tossing and turning.  The weight of testing and papers to be graded is heavy on your shoulders as you push open

Articles | August 30, 2013

When the class roster is stacked with more boys than girls, there is a definite need to adjust teaching styles and approaches.  The idea that boys are more physical, more

Articles | August 25, 2013

by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist Behavior Management is an important component to a successful school year. Classroom management is the key to a positive classroom environment. A well-designed classroom management

Articles | July 17, 2013

If you celebrate a “Student of the Week” each week, it is a great way to make each child in your class feel extra-special.  Starting off the celebrations early can

Articles | May 14, 2013

by Ryan Rivera Childhood anxiety is becoming more and more of a problem. It was once believed that children with anxiety would simply grow out of it, but as many

Articles | March 3, 2013

The revolving door of bathroom breaks has become overwhelming.  Your students always “need to go”!  Between managing those who are in the room and keeping track of those who leave

Articles | December 17, 2012

It was Thursday afternoon, and 24 of my 26 third graders were on pace to meet tomorrow’s writing deadline and have the drafts of their “All About” books on their

Articles | November 26, 2012

It is critical for teachers to have a consistent, effective silent signal to use on those occasions when students are working at their desks and we need their attention. I

Articles | November 12, 2012

“If only I had more time in a school day…” Have you ever caught yourself uttering this phrase? You can easily add those instructional minutes to your day by explicitly

Articles | November 9, 2012

As the school year goes on, and breaks approach, you may notice your students having a tough time staying focused and following classroom rules. It’s not just me, right?! So

Articles | September 1, 2012

By Barbara Gruener Let’s face it; with increasingly difficult academic challenges and seemingly less time to fit it all in, there are fewer if any moments left over for meaningful

Articles | August 24, 2012

At the beginning of each school year, it is important for teachers to address the following four priorities. Giving these critical areas the time and emphasis they deserve will pay

Articles | July 25, 2012

You are tired, the classroom is hot and stuffy, the lesson you had planned got cut short by a surprise fire drill, and instead of happy voices, all you hear

Articles | July 14, 2012

Guest post by ClassDojo If you’ve been watching the education technology space, you will have seen a flurry of tools for teachers being released every day. The majority of these

Articles | June 7, 2012

Those end of the year wiggles can drive students to distraction and make teaching challenging. How do you keep them interested, shake the ants in their pants out and have fun all

Articles | May 15, 2012

by Barbara Gruener, Guest Columnist The creative brainstorming technique SCAMPER, created by education administrator and author Robert Eberle in the early 1970s, is based on the thought that every new

Articles | March 5, 2012

By Barbara Gruener, Monthly Columnist I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a difficult time with certain conversations. Nose picking, for example. Surely I can not be the

Articles | January 16, 2012

I was going to devote this article to the distressing, but indisputable fact that I am no longer a Teacher.  Rather, I am a Tester.  Because in the mere 16

Articles | November 28, 2011

Sometimes classroom noise levels can threaten to get out of control and getting a handle on them right away is critical to successful classroom management.  The ideas below are perfect

Articles | November 7, 2011

Haim Ginott, a teacher and child psychologist, pioneered techniques for conversing with kids that are still practiced today.  Haim Ginott is quoted saying, “I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that

Articles | April 7, 2011

The end of the year is filled with a lot of pressure and stress for both students and teachers alike.  Between testing and report cards, to uncertainty about next year,

Articles | November 30, 2010

As we move into the holiday season, students seem to have more wiggles than at almost any other time of year. Instead of lamenting the fact that your students cannot

Articles | July 23, 2010

With the start of the school year comes the need to create some back to school bulletin boards. Before you jump into planning out your designs, think about a few

Articles | April 7, 2010

We’re excited to have guest author and ADHD coach, Laura Rolands, share with us some really good tips for working with students in the classroom who have ADHD.  We love

Articles | March 30, 2010

The “ticket system” for behavior modification is a classic example of rewarding students for positive behavior. It seems as though most teachers, at some point in their teaching career, try

Articles | March 19, 2010

As most teachers know, March Madness is not just a basketball tournament. It’s also what happens in classrooms across the country as the weather warms up and students start thinking

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