Special Report

Inside Classroom Management

Ideas and Solutions
October 14, 2013
Addressing a central challenge for many teachers, this online story package explores best practices and developments in classroom management. The package includes an in-depth interview with Harry and Rosemary Wong, stories on social-emotional learning and managing tech-infused classrooms, and analyses from premier instructional coaches. It is designed to provide teachers with ideas that spur discussion and self-reflection.
  • Students at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science in the District of Columbia put laptops away after class.
    Students at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science in the District of Columbia put laptops away after class. Teachers are finding that technology-infused classrooms require a new layer of management techniques and procedures.
    Swikar Patel/Education Week
    Ed-Tech Policy For Teachers, Wired Classrooms Pose New Management Concerns
    As more schools incorporate personal learning devices in the classroom, teachers are coming up with solutions to the accompanying management and logistical issues.
    Liana Loewus, October 14, 2013
    9 min read
    Illustration of a table and a chair that is overturned.
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    Teaching Opinion Reducing Student-Behavior Problems: Notes From a High School Teacher
    A high school English teacher says he has learned that more actively engaging students is generally more effective than punitive discipline.
    Paul Barnwell, October 14, 2013
    8 min read
    Professional Development Instructional Coaches Dissect Classroom-Management Challenges
    Coaches say teachers can develop their classroom-management capacities—assuming they’re willing to re-examine their practices and attend more closely to the details of their interactions with students.
    Anthony Rebora, October 14, 2013
    8 min read
    Teaching Profession Classroom Management: A Video Collection
    In these videos from our editorial partner The Teaching Channel, master educators demonstrate the classroom-management techniques they use to keep students engaged and focused from the minute class starts until the last student leaves.
    October 14, 2013
    1 min read
    6th grade math teacher, Andrea Palmer
    6th grade math teacher, Andrea Palmer
    Teaching Profession Opinion Power Struggles, Paychecks, and Positivity: My Career as a Classroom Manager
    Sixth-year teacher Andrea Palmer has tried the spectrum of classroom-management strategies, from strict incentive-based discipline to a focus on social-emotional learning. She reflects on what really matters.
    Andrea Palmer, October 14, 2013
    6 min read
    Harry and Rosemary Wong, authors of <em>The First Days of School</em>, continue to drive home the point that detailed planning and procedures are essential to effective classroom management—and teaching.
    Harry and Rosemary Wong, authors of <i>The First Days of School</i>, continue to drive home the point that detailed planning and procedures are essential to effective classroom management—and teaching.
    Timothy Archibald for Education Week
    Professional Development Q&A Harry and Rosemary Wong: Following Up on First Days
    With a new book on the horizon, Harry and Rosemary Wong continue to drive home the point that detailed planning and procedures are essential to effective classroom management—and teaching.
    Anthony Rebora, October 14, 2013
    14 min read
    Teaching Profession Teachers Share Advice on Classroom Management
    Practicing teachers reflect on the best piece of classroom-management advice they've ever received.
    October 14, 2013
    5 min read
    Teaching Classroom Management as Reflective Practice
    A new book offers an introduction to cultural competency and responsiveness, a primer on three major approaches to classroom management, and a handbook of strategies to try out in the classroom.
    Amy Wickner, October 14, 2013
    5 min read
    First graders react to the question "what face do you make when your mother compliments you?" with smiles of laughter and joy during a class session called "Feeling Faces" at Public School 24 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
    First graders react to the question, "What face do you make when your mother compliments you?" with smiles of laughter and joy during a class session called "Feeling Faces" at Public School 24 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The school is one of a growing number using social-emotional learning curricula to help students recognize and regulate their emotions, understand others’ perspectives, and resolve conflicts.
    Emile Wamsteker for Education Week
    Teaching Profession Social-Emotional Programs Target Students' Long-Term Behavior
    Teachers using social-emotional learning to manage student behavior say they are encouraging more than just compliance—they're working to build more responsible and empathetic people.
    Liana Loewus, October 14, 2013
    7 min read