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 How to Manage Emotional Distress in the Classroom
Four strategies for bringing student-centered instruction to your classroom.
Kareem Farah, May 30, 2023
5 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion Middle School Students Face a Trifecta of Challenges. Here's How to Help
Adolescents, often desperately, want to fit into their social groups, and that can sometimes prove harmful.
Dustin Bindreiff, April 2, 2023
5 min read
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Ed-Tech Policy Opinion Should Teachers Be Allowed to Use Online Tools to Monitor Student Screens?
For some teachers, that's a no-no. Others see the merit in watching their students work in real time.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 21, 2023
12 min read
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Curriculum When It Comes to SEL, Administrators and Teachers See Things Differently
There is a yawning gap between administrators and teachers in how thoroughly they think SEL programs are being put to work in schools.
Arianna Prothero, March 10, 2023
7 min read
Teaching Video Teachers, Try This: Help Your Students Embrace Boredom
In this classroom, students learn what to do when there’s nothing to do—a vital skill that requires practice to understand and embrace.
Lauren Santucci, March 9, 2023
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Teaching Opinion Should Students Be Allowed to Eat in Class? Here's What Teachers Have to Say
Set reasonable rules, but remember: Hungry students can’t concentrate on learning.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 23, 2023
10 min read
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Teaching Opinion Classroom Cellphone Use Is Fraught. It Doesn't Have to Be
Before you confront students or assume the worst about their phone use, ask them why they are using it. You might be surprised.

Larry Ferlazzo, January 16, 2023
14 min read
A student covers his head and holds onto a table during a statewide earthquake drill, at Lowell Elementary School on Oct. 20, 2016, in Seattle. Schools, businesses, and community organizations conducted similar exercises across the state as part of the annual Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake and tsunami readiness program.
A student takes cover during a statewide earthquake drill at Lowell Elementary School in Seattle in 2016. More than 90 percent of schools now have written plans and practice for active shooters and other emergencies.
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School Climate & Safety What the Research Says How School Security Changed Since the Pandemic, in 5 Charts
More schools are planning and practicing for emergencies of all kinds.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 12, 2023
2 min read
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Teaching Opinion Simple Advice for Effective Classroom Management
The five foundations for making your classroom somewhere your students—and you—are excited to be every day.
Jane Schmidt, December 6, 2022
2 min read
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Teaching Opinion New Book Offers Tried-and-True Advice on Classroom Practice
American education has a thing for shiny “innovations," but sometimes sensible, effective advice of experienced teachers is what is best.
Rick Hess, September 19, 2022
3 min read
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Teaching Opinion Classroom Management Starts With Student Engagement
Teachers in the know offer reams of advice about tackling one of the toughest tasks facing educators.
Larry Ferlazzo, June 29, 2022
3 min read
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Teaching Opinion One Key Classroom-Management Strategy for Middle Schools
A recent study found something very powerful about the value of praise.
Angela Duckworth, May 11, 2022
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Classroom Technology Letter to the Editor Personal Cellphones Are Not Instructional Tools
An educator makes the argument that personal devices have no place in instruction in this letter to the editor.
April 26, 2022
1 min read