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Q & A Collections: Classroom Management Advice

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I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past two years. You can see those collections from the first year here.

Today's theme is on classroom management.

Previous themes have been:

Student Motivation

Implementing The Common Core

Teaching Reading & Writing

Teaching Math and Science

Brain-Based Learning

Instructional Strategies

Education Policy Issues

Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

Assessment


I'll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more!

You can send questions to me at lferlazzo@epe.org.When you send it in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.

You can also contact me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.

Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a variety of education publishers.

And, now, here's a list of all my posts related to related to classroom management:


From 2011/12

1. Several Ways to Connect With Disengaged Students

Assistant Principal Jim Peterson and author Jim Anderson share their suggestions. Jim's downloadable instructions for conducting "walk-and-talks" with students seemed to particularly strike a chord with readers.

2. Several Ways To Respond To "Unpredictable" Student Behavior

Dr. Marvin Marshall and I share practical positive -- not punitive -- classroom management strategies.

3. Classroom Management Suggestions -- Part Three

My colleague and co-author (The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide) Katie Hull-Sypnieski and I share even more positive classroom management ideas.

4. Classroom Management Advice From Readers of Ed Week Teacher

Nine experienced educators, including Nancy Gardner from the Teacher Leaders Network and David B. Cohen from Accomplished California Teachers, discuss the role of relationships and respect in the classroom.

5. Several Classroom Management Ideas For Younger Students

Teachers Jane Ching Fung, Mathew Needleman, and Tom Hobson write about the particular classroom management issues of very young students and how best to respond to them.

6. Several Classroom Management Suggestions -- Part One

Author/Educators Annette Breaux, Roxanna Elden, Harry Wong, and Gary Rubinstein contribute their thoughts in this column.

7. Several Ways To Help Students Develop Self-Control

Professor and author Roy F. Baumeister discusses his research on self-contol as a resource that can be depleted -- and then needs to be replenished. I share my experiences applying his research findings in the classroom.

8. Classroom Management Suggestions From My Colleagues

Several of my friends and colleagues, including a California Teacher of the Year and an administrator who I consider my mentor in classroom management, contribute what they've learned through their experiences.

I hope you've found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!

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