How To Make Your Consequences Matter To Students

There is statement I hear again and again from teachers struggling with classroom management. It’s often used as a reason for not holding students strictly accountable or justification for the chaos they’re experiencing. In reality, however, it reveals a profound misunderstanding of effective classroom management. It is this: “My students don’t care about consequences.” It’s … Read more

How To Handle Annoying Students

Smart Classroom Management: How To Handle Annoying Students

So you have this student who seemingly at every break wants to share critical information with you. Sometimes it’s an observation. “The heater is making a strange clicking sound.” Sometimes it’s a suggestion. “I think you should line the class up in alphabetical order.” Sometimes it’s a tattle. “Leticia has a bag of chips in … Read more

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