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Behavior Management Tips: Don'ts In a Classroom


Use these three "Don't" tips for managing difficult behavior,  developing an effective teaching style, and establishing classroom discipline.


Confrontation Management

Never get into a verbal exchange with a difficult student in front of the class. Take the student into the hall if you absolutely must resolve an issue immediately.


Movement in Teaching

Want More?

Looking for more information about dealing with difficult students? Read Dealing With Student Aggression and Preventing Student Aggression by Dr. Ken Shore.

Do you have a behavior management tip to share? Send it to [email protected].

Don't teach sitting behind at desk or in front of the room. Move around the room as you teach. Your movement allows students to continually move around in their chairs -- and release some excess energy.


Unwrapping a Smile

"Don't smile until Christmas" is a humorous piece of advice often given to new teachers. Although clearly an exaggeration, there's a lot of truth to it. Always start the year stricter than necessary. Easing up on discipline is a lot easier than clamping down.

Article by Linda Starr
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