Classroom Management Tips

6 Misconceptions Of Smart Classroom Management – Education Article

With over 500 articles, five books, and three e-guides, it’s no wonder there are misconceptions about SCM. Some of which paint us in a negative light. It comes with the territory. However, I think it’s important to set the record straight. So what follows are six common untruths, inaccuracies, and falsehoods about Smart Classroom Management. 1. It’s written by a former teacher. Nope. I still teach at a public school and enjoy it as much now as ever before. Although…

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The Unspoken Key To Consistency – Education Article

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” -Rosa Parks Consistency is everything to your success. Because, if you’re wishy-washy, if you let things go and fail to follow through on your promises— Then your students won’t trust you. They won’t listen to you. They won’t respect you. They’ll talk while you talk and misbehave behind your back. Just the way it is. Which is why here at SCM we place so much emphasis on being consistent. Not just…

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Three Categories Of Teachers – Smart Classroom Management – Education Article

I may ruffle some feathers with this week’s article. But it’s a critical topic, and thus worth taking the heat. Last week, I detailed how to not quit teaching. If you haven’t yet read the article, I recommend doing so before continuing. In that article, I mentioned the importance of becoming an expert in classroom management. Given the comments both here on the site and via email, however, I don’t think I emphasized it enough. The truth is, it’s everything…

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When You Need To Be A Mean Teacher – Education Article

The questions usually come via email. But I also get them face to face when doing personal coaching. They’re often asked with a hint of incredulity, as if what I write isn’t necessarily how I feel behind closed doors. “Aren’t there some moments that call for lectures, admonishments, and the like?” “Isn’t raising your voice and showing some anger at times the best thing you can do?” “Don’t teachers have to show they mean business at least some of the…

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The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2018 – Education Article

As the bustle of shopping and holiday parties begins to ebb, and we inch closer to the true reason for the season, I find myself reflecting on all that I’m thankful for. Family is first and always, but right near the top of the list is YOU. Without your loyal readership and willingness to share SCM with your friends and colleagues, I wouldn’t have the privilege of serving this incredible community of teachers. From the bottom of my heart, “Thank…

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