This short, four page resource offers a number of practical ideas about classroom management and how to eliminate those day-after-day aggravating and annoying problems that keep resurfacing in your classroom. It is perfect for novice teachers, beginning teachers or for student teachers. It is also a good review for those who have been teaching for a number of years.
The seven problems discussed are:
A. Children Who Are Always at Your Desk
B. The Pencil Sharpener
C. Getting a Drink; Using the Restroom
E. Stress – Especially at Test Time
G. Unmotivated Students
Underneath each topic, a number of practical solutions are recommended. Many of the suggested solutions have been successfully used by my student teachers or colleagues in a classroom setting. To view the second problem, The Pencil Sharpener, download the preview version of this handout.
Here are other resources that might prove useful in classroom management:
Six Classroom Management Rules – That’s All You Need
Beginning of the School Year Checklist for Teachers
Two Math Homework Rubrics – 5 Point and 10 Point