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 The Classroom-Management Field Can’t Stop Chasing the Wrong Goal
And, no, new social-emotional-learning initiatives aren’t the answer, writes Alfie Kohn.
Alfie Kohn, September 17, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 11 Strategies for Facing This Year's Classroom Challenges
Four educators share suggestions on facing pandemic-related challenges this coming school year, including implementing consistent routines.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 3, 2021
12 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Classroom-Management Advice
See links to 10 years of posts featuring over 100 educators sharing classroom- management advice.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 14, 2021
7 min read
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Classroom Technology Q&A Teachers: Here Are Tips for Using Your New 'Geeky' Skills to Improve Classroom Management
How educators can use the lessons of the pandemic to reshape classroom management for next school year and beyond.
Alyson Klein, May 18, 2021
6 min read
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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
17 min read
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 Q&A 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
6 min read
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
17 min read
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
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
6 min read
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
4 min read
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
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