Classroom Management Strategies To Deal With Rude Comments & Personal Questions

This is a big problem in tough classrooms – rude students making it their mission to offend or embarrass a teacher by asking personal, probing questions. One of the worst things you can do in response to such comments is show that you’re bothered. If you give them an emotional response of any kind you’ll…

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How to stop low level disruption

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Seven Ways to Get Students to Follow Your Instructions

  i) Make sure you have their full attention before giving instructions Make sure they are looking at you and not fiddling with a pencil, turning around, looking at a book, etc. One quite ingenious way of getting eye contact is to hold your pen up in front of you and then move it slowly…

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25 classroom management strategies to get silence from a noisy group of students

If you struggle to get your students’ attention during lessons I’ve put together a nifty collection of ideas which may help. This sample of classroom management strategies has been taken from the full ‘55 Ways to Get Silence from a Noisy Group’ which is available with our Take Control of the Noisy Class teacher pack.…

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Novel ways to get silence from noisy students

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  Wey Hey! Here’s a bumper (and ever-growing) collection of strategies to keep noise levels down in your classroom. Read them, try them out and let us know how you get on. You can also help us grow this collection for teachers around the world by leaving your best classroom management strategy for getting noisy…

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A few novel ways to get student attention

  What better way to start the day than with another excerpt from our Take Control of the Noisy Class program. Today I thought I’d share a few novel ways to get student attention when you present them with work tasks. We’ve included more than 50 in the full program but these should keep you…

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Innovative positive reinforcement strategies

  Most teachers know that positive reinforcement is a very powerful classroom management strategy – it’s certainly the approach we recommend in Needs Focused Classroom Management. The problem is, praise phrases such as ‘well done’ and ‘This is fantastic Jonny’, tend to get very tiresome by the end of a lesson and they lose their…

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Take Control Of The Noisy Class – video 2

  How to Get Students Sat Down and Ready to Work… I’ve just posted the next video in the series which you may be interested in… This video explains a four-step process to get students in the classroom, sat down and ready to work with minimal fuss and disruption.

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Take Control Of The Noisy Class

  Noisy students? REALLY tough student groups? I’ve just posted a video online which you may be interested in… This video explains a little-used, often-forgotten but very effective way of taking control of really tough groups of students right at the start of lessons. This method is for really challenging, noisy groups that take ages…

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Classroom Management Strategies – Dealing with low-level disruption

  This sort of disruption can be like water torture to the teacher, that incessant symphony of pencil tapping, silly noises, poking, bogey-flicking, giggling, inappropriate flatulence, paper-passing, ruler-slapping, desk shoving, hair-pulling, and general fidgeting. Kids will be kids, and in themselves many of the above are all fairly harmless activities (though those involving bodily functions…

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