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 Top Tips: How to manage unengaged students who refuse to start their work

If can often feel like you are fighting a losing battle when you’re attempting to manage and encourage students who refuse to start their work or maintain focus. When you’re trying to encourage and engage less than enthusiastic students to start work it’s important to make it easy for them to do so.

On my travels as a 1:1 coach in classrooms, I’ve watched teachers...

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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 Effectively Manage Mobile Phones In The Classroom

classroom management Jan 03, 2020

Classroom management strategies and school policies regarding mobile phones vary from setting to setting, so the way you address this problem will depend on the school/college’s overall viewpoint. If the establishment you’re working in has a definite rule and consequences in place regarding students and the use of phones, you can treat this as any usual behaviour problem and...

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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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Classroom Management strategy – How to get any class quiet in 15 seconds or less

This is a very simple classroom management strategy taken from my main classroom management title, ‘Take Control of the Noisy Class.’ I often used this in class when I was a teacher, and now use at seminars and workshops to demonstrate the power of giving students responsibility for their own behaviour. Not only can this technique get a rowdy group of students quiet in as little as...

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The number one secret to effective classroom management

classroom management Aug 01, 2019

After 25 years of working with emotionally damaged and ‘difficult’ children, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is just one true key to successful behaviour management. It really doesn’t matter how many ‘proven’ strategies you have in your arsenal because without this, your efforts will almost certainly come unstuck.

The secret ingredient, sadly...

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