Explore our classroom management wikis and resources

Check out our classroom management wikis and resources

Have a student who’s often distracted, or worse yet, several who are always acting up? Build positive learning communities and address misbehavior with our collection of classroom management resources featuring wikis, behavior T-charts, choice boards, and more. We have a special bundle of resources tailored for elementary school educators.

Do you have classroom management resources that worked particularly well with your students? Share them on in the comments section of this post, and we’ll feature them in social media. You all submitted awesome anti-bullying resources last month!

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  1. Adam
    Posted November 5, 2015 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    1) Commit to student success. Look them in the eye after a failed test, assignment or whatever and tell them that you will do whatever you can to help them succeed, and MEAN IT. This sounds so simple,but it is powerful. When kids internalize the commitment of the teacher they will usually increase their commitment to learning to match the teacher. More focus will follow.

    2) Create a positive professional relationship with your students early on. You are their teacher, not their buddy. You must be warm, nurturing, and friendly, but not their buddy. Your relationship needs to be based on the needs of the student and their LEARNING.

    3) Communicate expectations and adhere to them without gimmicks or too many extrinsic behavioral systems that take away from learning time. An example was my 7th grade room an offence is a time out until the student feels they can conduct themselves appropriately. When you teaching is engaging enough kids will want to take part. Next is a phone call home so parents can be informed and parent. Communicate to the parent that they should address the misbehavior at home. Next was a suspension which, I rarely had to use.

    When you combine 1,2 and 3 you should have few problems.

  2. Posted November 6, 2015 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    Great initiative! What I would like to add to broaden the discusion beyond the curative response to misbehavior is to pay attention to prevention which deals with being attentive to classroom culture and ways of interacting between teacher and stduents Reacted to it on: https://schooltimescenes.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/wiki-fights-misbehavior/

  3. Betty Ho
    Posted November 6, 2015 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing! Great advice and tips!

  4. Posted November 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    If a student is distracted or not engaged then it’s probably time to rethink what you are teaching and how you are teaching. Children are naturally curious. It’s very easy to block a child’s curiosity. I have learnt from many years at the chalkface that most inappropriate behaviours occur when children are asked to do tasks that are outside their developmental or interest level. We can also train children to be self-managing. These are learned skills, just like literacy and numeracy.Teaching needs a more human element added to it. http://easeeducation.co.nz/10-easy-pieces/

  5. Betty Ho
    Posted November 9, 2015 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Mark! Your advice is spot on. If anything, we should encourage curiosity and channel it to further learning. Self-management and monitoring are essential life skills that should be cultivated early on.

  6. Virginia Poyotte
    Posted November 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    I want to join my group at Walden University

  7. Betty Ho
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Hi Virginia,

    Thanks for reaching out! Are you interested in having your group at Walden University contribute to the classroom management wikis and resources? Or, are you interested in having your group join Wikispaces and create wikis?

  8. Craig
    Posted November 30, 2015 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    It may seem odd to say that an iPad cart can help with classroom management, but I have been surprised what a difference it makes to use a top-loading cart. Instead of having students all bunched up, fighting for priority in front of an open cart, the top-load carts I use make it easier and faster for the students to get their iPads and replace them at the end of a lesson. It adds to the instruction time and gets them back in their seats faster. Even if I designate specific students to distribute the iPads, it goes much quicker and in a more orderly way. Hard to believe something like this would improve things. These Datamation Systems carts are available from CDW and other sellers or through their web sites.

  9. Tamara
    Posted December 3, 2015 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    I use individual approach with every student. When a student misbehaves I just gently ask him/her to go out with me. After talking to her/him sincerely and presenting him/her the responsibilities they have to maintain we enter the class together. Frankly speaking, this method of treatment always work and the results become obvious.

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