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Creating a Climate for Learning: Effective Classroom Management Techniques

A list of effective classroom management techniques for teachers to create a positive climate for student learning.

32 Must-Try Classroom Management Tips - Playdough To Plato

32 Classroom Management tips to reinforce positive behavior, grouping students, taking brain breaks, classroom jobs, calming down, and so much more.

Classroom Management Solution: Hand Signals - The Science Penguin

Hand Signals are an effective classroom management tool to understand what a student needs without having to interrupt the entire class.


A list compiled by a teacher of various tips and methods for maintaining control of the classroom.

Herding Kats In Kindergarten

31 call backs designed to get students' attention in a cute and engaging way.

teach train triumph

52 Back to School Procedures to teach to students. If procedures, routines and expectations aren't explicitly taught learning doesn't happen because you the teacher have to spend all your time managing student behavior.

Positive Behavior Management Strategies for the Primary Clas... (Minds in Bloom)

Ten positive behavior management strategies for the elementary classroom. In order to maintain a positive classroom learning environment, classroom management is key.

Classroom Management through Community Building

In a responsive classroom, the teacher is more of an "encourager" than an "enforcer". The teacher's job is to empower the student to make positive choices, accept the consequences of their actions, and build a powerful, family-like community in the classroom.

Grade One Snapshots: Taming the Morning Madness

Being organized and under control in the morning is so important for any job, but in a primary classroom it is so vital! Morning routines set the order the classroom for the rest of the day and is very important.

FREE! Shhh... Classroom Management with Hand Signs

A Sign Language inspired classroom management strategy keeps order in the classroom and reduces interruptions in instructional time.

Autism Classroom News: What Makes a Good Classroom Management System

Good behaviorally sound classroom management systems have some elements in common that should be in place regardless of the form of the system. These include: routines and procedures, reinforcement, consistent ability to reach the reinforcers, ability to recover, and students being able to win,

Classroom Management ~ "Give Me 5" Poster

A quick signal to get students ready to listen and learn. This poster will add an extra visual to students who follow the "Give Me 5" signal.

Getting Control of a VERY DIFFICULT CLASS

Have you ever had a class that just tried your patience day after day? Have you ever felt like you could walk away from teaching forever tomorrow, and be fine with it? Here is a list of some classroom management tips and techniques to help you keep control of a difficult class.

School Rules! {And Procedures, Too!} Activities and Printables to Teach Rules

This product contains 9 activities to introduce, teach, or reinforce classroom rules and procedures.

Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

This blog is written by a veteran teacher and contains lots and lots of effective classroom management tips to use in the classroom.

Too much energy?

Great site for those times your students just need a break and to "get the wiggles out".

Kindergarten Rocks!: Chit~Chat Chart...OH YES!

Chit Chat Chart visually reminds students when they should be talking and when they should not be talking. If they have to pull their cards 3 times, then they have to have a consequence.

2nd Grade Rocks!: Parts may come and go!

Mr. Potato head is used as a whole group behavior incentive. When the class is caught being good or behaving appropriately as a whole, we allow a student to add a Potato Head body part. Once Mr. Potato head is all put together the class will receive a class reward.

5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Five tips to use if you are struggling with classroom management. These include: using a normal, natural voice, speaking only when students are quiet and ready, using hand signals and non-verbal communication, addressing behavior issues quickly, and always having a well-designed engaging lesson.

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

30 techniques to get students' attention and quiet a noisy class.

The Golden Gleam: {We Get It} Temper Tantrums

Ever find yourself dealing with a student having temper tantrums? This article gives several peaceful strategies on how you should react and handle this behavior.

Teaching in Progress: Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again

Other ways to handle behavior besides a clip chart. A Reflection or Calm Down Center allows students to go and reflect on their choices and calm down before re-entering the group.

Getting Control of Your Classroom Dismissal Time

Dismissal time can be one of the most challenging times of the day for many teachers, whether they are experienced, new, or somewhere in between. There are several simple things that can be done throughout the day to make sure things run more smoothly!

Ideas for Lining Up Your Class - PreKinders

Here is a set of printable cards that have a variety of ways to line up. There are 30 different cards. Print these, cut apart, and keep in a container by your classroom door. When you line up, just randomly draw one.

Classroom Management Tips for Kindergarten (and beyond!) at the Beginning of the Year - Learning at the Primary Pond

5 awesome tips to planning a wonderful, well-managed first day of kindergarten,

Whole Brain Teaching: Kindergarten, "Class Rules"

Watch veteran Whole Brain Teacher Andrea Schindler demonstrate a variety of lively teaching techniques while reviewing classroom rules. Whole Brain Teaching has been a popular classroom management system recently.