An Effective Classroom Management Strategy – The Three Requests Technique

The amazing three requests technique for delivering consequences:

The ‘Three Requests’ classroom management technique is a very effective way to keep your cool when dealing with difficult and challenging behaviour from students. In fact, it can help you with the most demanding students in the most frustrating, anxiety-filled situations. I have witnessed this technique play a major...

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Classroom Management Strategies: How to use consequences effectively

Before we discuss the ‘consequences’ that may feature in your classroom management strategy, I want to hammer home the important message that there is a multitude of effective preventive strategies that we can use to encourage and support students in school to stay on the right track before we need to resort to sanctions. It’s not that I’m against sanctioning; I feel...
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Classroom Management Strategies To Manage Arguments And Serious Incidents

Arguments and serious incidents are issues regularly faced by teachers, particularly in our most challenging classrooms. They’re often frustrating and uncomfortable, yet avoidable occurrences, but having a consistent classroom management strategy to deal with these incidents is imperative to ensure minimal disruption for the rest of the class.

 

Here are nine quick ways to...

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The Top Ten Classroom Management Strategies For Dealing With Angry And Defiant Students

They may be every teacher’s worst nightmare: angry and defiant students. To ensure this particular group of student’s behaviours is dealt with in a quick and effective manner, you undoubtedly need an air-tight and consistent classroom management strategy.

Don’t have one yet? Not to worry, here are my top ten classroom management strategies for dealing with angry, defiant...

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Classroom Management Strategy: How to deal with silly behaviour

Here’s a classroom management strategy for dealing with silly students – the ones that disrupt lessons with immature, attention-seeking behaviour.

I’ve often found that those students who ‘need’ to show off and crave attention benefit from being given the opportunity to do exactly that – albeit in a controlled way. Please understand that this classroom...

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The Top 6 Classroom Management Strategies For Dealing With Low-Level Disruption

Having an effective strategy for dealing with low-level disruptions is KEY to successful Classroom Management for any teacher. This sort of disruption can be like water torture to the teacher, that incessant symphony of pencil tapping, silly noises, poking, bogey-flicking, giggling, inappropriate flatulence, paper-passing, ruler-slapping, desk shoving, hair-pulling, and general fidgeting.

Kids...

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Six ways to get students to follow instructions

Issuing clear instructions is about ensuring that we communicate the right message to our students in the right way, so as to minimise confusion and confrontation and to maximise the chances of us getting the behaviour we want.

Here are 6 ways to ensure your students will follow your instructions:

1. Give clear instructions in a calm, assertive manner

There are lots of reasons why we...

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7 tips to manage pupils who have no interest in your lesson

behaviour engagement Aug 06, 2019

A student who has no interest in lessons and a negative attitude towards anything you say and do can have a terrible impact on the rest of the class. But what you must remember is that this student probably wants to succeed – most do deep down, it’s just that he has all but given up due to a succession of failures, discouragement and low self image. It may take time to reach...

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How to avoid getting drawn into secondary behaviours and backchat

behaviour Jun 12, 2019

Whenever you have to issue a consequence to a student you will almost certainly provoke some eye rolling, muttering, complaining and other secondary behaviours. Don’t get drawn into these attempts to start an argument; it will escalate until either the student does something that will cause you more stress or you will explode and embarrass yourself. Either way you can’t win by...

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