"Learn something every day." I'm sure some wise person should get credit for saying this, but it's really just common sense if you want to keep improving in your teaching...especially in the area of classroom management. When it comes to managing our elementary school classrooms, sometimes the … [Read more...]
Classroom Management Questions and Answers
Classroom management is often the number one concern of new teachers. Every issue is a little different, but there are common elements to all of them. Check below to see if one of your questions has already been answered!
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Misbehaving 6th graders won't learn and won't listen. Here's how to re-engage them in school and homework using student motivation. Your Question I am teaching stage 6 in a British school in Egypt for Checkpoint Assessment. I am teaching my students for second year as I was their teacher for … [Read more...]
Poor classroom management in a title building makes a teacher afraid to take over a classroom of her own. How to overcome the fear to provide these children what they need. Your Question I have just begun work at a local charter school as a Title One teacher, assisting in first grade. I … [Read more...]
Managing Attitudes during Elementary Science Lesson Plans and Projects Elementary science activities have the capacity to drive tremendous enthusiasm for learning...if you manage frustration before it reaches the "I quit" stage. Your Question Should I create an "impossible task" in science … [Read more...]
Helping a shy student be successful in a group Shy children can feel overwhelmed by group projects in elementary school. Teachers can make the difference between classroom success and isolation. Your Question How do I include a shy student in a group project without overwhelming her? I … [Read more...]
A Lonely Student Can't be a Successful Learner Making friends in school can be a huge challenge for some students. Elementary teachers must help with socialization for the overall success of the child. When you see a girl or boy student who is isolated, it's time to bring them into the … [Read more...]
Making the "Teacher Diagnosis" of ADHD in School Diagnosing ADHD in the classroom can be very tricky...and is NOT something a teacher should attempt to do on her own. Follow these steps. Your Question What should I do if I think a child has ADHD? Should I tell his parents? Should I consult … [Read more...]
Teaching How to "Tell" without Tattling Elementary girls bullying can have a very corrosive effect on your classroom team. Some girls hesitate to report it, which makes the problem even worse. Your Question Some of my girl students are not sharing threats to avoid my "no-tattling" … [Read more...]
Maintaining Classroom Control During Transitions Elementary school verbal bullying is as damaging as anything physical. Bully-proofing your school transitions is critical for your classroom community. Your Question I have issues with bullying when my students are between activities. I'm … [Read more...]
Teaching gifted and talented students who finish first Characteristics of gifted students make them difficult to keep engaged when they finish school assignments early. Extra projects for gifted students aren't always the answer...from their perspective, that feels like homework. Your … [Read more...]