Classroom Management

Education news, analysis, and opinion about how teachers run their classrooms and manage student conduct during class.
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Teaching Opinion Strategies for Teaching Students Online and Face to Face at the Same Time
Four educators share how they are teaching students simultaneously online and in the physical classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo, February 28, 2021
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Nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y., in July 2020. Pfizer Inc. has announced early results that the COVID-19 vaccine it’s developing with German company BioNTech is 90 percent effective.
Nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y., in July 2020. Pfizer Inc. has announced early results that the COVID-19 vaccine it’s developing with German company BioNTech is 90 percent effective.
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Student Well-Being A Highly Effective Vaccine Is Likely on the Way. What Does That Mean for Schools and Kids?
Two infectious disease experts weigh in on how a COVID-19 vaccine that’s 90 percent effective, as early results are showing, could change school health and safety protocols.
Catherine Gewertz & Arianna Prothero, November 12, 2020
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A student at The Social Justice Public Charter School in Washington raises two fingers in answer to a question during an in-person English language arts class. Although some students are attending classes in the school building, others are still learning virtually.
A student at The Social Justice Public Charter School in Washington raises two fingers in answer to a question during an in-person English language arts class. Although some students are attending classes in the school building, others are still learning virtually.
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School & District Management How Hybrid Learning Is (and Is Not) Working During COVID-19: 6 Case Studies
The mix of hybrid learning approaches is dizzying, but schools are learning valuable lessons about what is worth replicating.
Mark Lieberman, November 11, 2020
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Ruth Venman-Clay, a paraeducator at Green Street Elementary School in Brattleboro, Vt., checks the temperature of a student on the first day of school.
Ruth Venman-Clay, a paraeducator at Green Street Elementary School in Brattleboro, Vt., checks the temperature of a student on the first day of school.
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School & District Management Schools Are Doing COVID-19 Temperature Checks: Do They Really Help?
More than half of U.S. schools are conducting or plan to do temperature checks to screen for COVID-19, an Education Week survey shows.
Mark Lieberman, November 5, 2020
8 min read
Student Well-Being Explainer Do Face Shields Protect Against COVID-19? A Mask and Shield Explainer
While transparent face shields help teachers better communicate with students, they are less effective at controlling coronavirus spread.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 2, 2020
6 min read
A vintage illustration of ballot counting following the disputed 1876 presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel J. Tilden.
A vintage illustration of ballot counting following the disputed 1876 presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel J. Tilden.
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Social Studies Opinion We Don't Know Who Won the Election, But I Know What I'll Say to My Class Today
My post-election lesson plan includes addressing both students’ social-emotional needs and the Compromise of 1877, writes teacher Chris Dier.
Chris Dier, October 30, 2020
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Teaching Most Educators Require Kids to Turn Cameras On in Virtual Class, Despite Equity Concerns
Sixty percent of teachers, principals, and district leaders say students face consequences if they turn off cameras during class.
Madeline Will, October 20, 2020
5 min read
Teaching Are Aspiring Teachers Learning Classroom Management? It Varies
The strategy of reinforcing good behavior with praise is the least likely to be taught in teacher-prep programs, an analysis finds.
Madeline Will, October 20, 2020
5 min read
Teaching Can Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Adapt to Remote Learning?
Research suggests that it can, as long as principals and teachers plan ahead.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 16, 2020
3 min read
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Social Studies Opinion Six Ways to Prepare Students for Voting
Many educators discuss the importance of voting with our students, but that's not always enough, writes teacher Julie Rine Holderbaum.
Julie Rine Holderbaum, October 11, 2020
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Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, swabs his nose as he demonstrates a new rapid result COVID-19 test during a event with President Donald Trump about coronavirus testing last month in Washington.
Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, swabs his nose as he demonstrates a new rapid result COVID-19 test during a event with President Donald Trump about coronavirus testing last month in Washington.
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States Why Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Schools May Not Be the 'Game Changer' Some Officials Hope For
The new test kits, public health experts stress, can help drive down transmission in school buildings. But mask wearing and physical distancing must continue.
Evie Blad, October 9, 2020
7 min read
Teaching 50 or More Students in One Class: The New Reality for Some K-12 Teachers
The instructional techniques teachers normally use won't work in classes with 50, 60, or 70 students, educators say.
Sarah Schwartz, September 29, 2020
3 min read
Teaching 4 Tips for Building Relationships With Remote Students You've Never Met
Teachers share their advice on building strong relationships through a computer screen.
Madeline Will, September 25, 2020
5 min read
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Student Well-Being Keeping COVID-19 Rates Low in Schools: Advice From a Pandemic Expert
Dr. Mario Ramirez answers questions about which safety measures are essential for schools to use when they reopen, and which are not.
Madeline Will, September 24, 2020
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