Category: Classroom Management Principles

  • Effective Ways to Deal with Interruptions in Your Class

    Effective Ways to Deal with Interruptions in Your Class

    Interruptions in the class have been a source of stress for many teachers, including myself. This is especially true for newbie teachers. They strive to stop students from interrupting, and because of their inexperience they don’t see many results.Student interruptions normally occur among young learners, but the situation improves with age. However, some students still…

  • 10 Hot Tips to Help You Use Rewards in Your Classroom

    10 Hot Tips to Help You Use Rewards in Your Classroom

    The use of rewards in the classroom has generated serious debate among scholars and practitioners. Some Scholars and practitioners believe it is useful in getting students motivated to do an activity or behavior. But others believe that it is just like bribing students to perform an activity and can crash students’ motivation in the long…

  • 7 Critical Skills of Effective Classroom Managers

    7 Critical Skills of Effective Classroom Managers

    Classroom management is an essential part of teaching. Every teacher must improve his/her skills in managing students’ behavior. Some personalities can easily adapt to the classroom management process, while others will have to learn to do that. No matter your situation, you would still have to work to improve your skills in dealing with the…

  • 12 Reasons Why Your Classroom Management Is Bad

    12 Reasons Why Your Classroom Management Is Bad

    Education is essential for every society and its members. Effective teaching and learning are a means through which education happens. Classroom management is an integral part of effective teaching and learning. It is unfortunate however that not all teachers find it easy to manage their classrooms effectively. I have been there before and know the…

  • Is Classroom Management an Innate Skill?

    Is Classroom Management an Innate Skill?

    The importance of classroom management in education is easily overlooked by national curriculums and teacher training programs. Meanwhile, it has been a challenge to many teachers, irrespective of whether they are new or not. It is one of the ever-present problems for teachers. Classroom management (CM) is the most important thing in education, ahead of…

  • Why is Classroom Management Integral to Teaching?

    Why is Classroom Management Integral to Teaching?

    You may be wondering why some teachers struggle one way or the other to handle their classes effectively. You may also be pondering on why students love and rush to have lessons with some teachers, and not others. The dynamics at play in the above situations are most likely due to classroom management (CM). CM…

  • Why is Classroom Management So Hard?

    Why is Classroom Management So Hard?

    Classroom management has been a great challenge for teachers, especially among new ones. This has stressed many teachers. Some teachers have even abandoned the profession for different professions. Poor classroom management has left a dent in many teachers’ careers. This has caused many teachers to question why it is so hard to manage the classroom…

  • 17 Ways to Keep Your Calm in the Classroom

    17 Ways to Keep Your Calm in the Classroom

    As humans, we naturally don’t like surprises. This attitude follows us wherever we are/go. So as teachers, most of us often expect everything and/or lessons to go smoothly. This is because of our natural desire to see everything work perfectly. It is also partly due to the way we are being trained in college. Further,…

  • 9 Classroom Management Strategies That Actually Work

    9 Classroom Management Strategies That Actually Work

    I am enthusiastic about teaching. I feel highly satisfied teaching children and other people. I was extremely happy the day I was engaged as a teacher. After a week or two, I realized my success is dependent on my ability to successfully manage my classroom and lessons. This is because I started to become stressed…

  • The 4 Major Classroom Management Problems

    The 4 Major Classroom Management Problems

    Effective classroom management is essential in ensuring effective teaching and learning in every learning environment. I got to appreciate this better in my first week as a teacher in a middle school. I noted that students gain a lot if their teachers and schools are effective in managing their learning environment. Marzano (2000a) found that…