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Classroom Management Starts With Student Engagement

By Larry Ferlazzo — June 29, 2022 3 min read
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During the summer, I am sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past 11 years. You can see all those collections from the first 10 years here.

Today’s theme is Classroom-Management Advice. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of the posts:

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1. Nine Strategies for Promoting Student Engagement

Five educators discuss how to maximize engagement, including the importance of understanding student motivation in and out of the classroom. Read more.

2. Increasing Engagement With Student Choice

Four educators discuss ways to increase student engagement, including providing choice and building a sense of classroom community. Read more.

3. Student ‘Compliance Does Not Equal Engagement’

Four educators share suggestions for how schools can maintain student engagement, especially during the teenage years. Read more.

4. What It Takes to Apply Restorative Practices in Schools

Seven educators provide practical recommendations on how to apply restorative practices in the school setting. One tip: “Results won’t be immediate,” but “they will be long lasting.” Read more.

5. Ways to Implement Restorative Practices in the Classroom

Educators share their practical experience implementing restorative practices in their schools, such as holding goal-setting conferences with students and teaching them “the power of an apology.” Read more.

6. ‘It’s Vital to Focus on Student Engagement’

Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Rita Platt, Gabriella Corales, Leticia Skae-Jackson, and Madeline Whitaker Good offer their best classroom-management “tips.” Read more.

7. ‘Students Respect Teachers Who They Feel Respect Them’

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D., Jenny Edwards, April Croy, Lori Jackson, Shauna Tominey, Megan McClelland, and Keisha Rembert share their ideas on classroom management. Read more.

8. Classroom Management ‘Is All About Relationships’

Debbie Silver, PJ Caposey, Serena Pariser, Timothy Hilton, Beth Gotcher, Paula Mellom, Rebecca Hixon, and Jodi Weber offer their commentaries on how best to handle classroom management. Read more.

9. ‘Classroom Management Is About Being Proactive’

Cindy Garcia, Gianna Cassetta, Amanda Koonlaba, Ed.S., Chelonnda Seroyer, Dennis Griffin Jr., Janice Wyatt-Ross, Barry Saide, and Vance Austin contribute their classroom-management suggestions. Read more.

10. Classroom Management - Mistakes and Solutions

Debbie Silver, Amanda Koonlaba, Katie Biggs, Jennifer Lasater, Tina H. Boogren, and Diane Mora contribute their remembrances of classroom-management mistakes. Read more.

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