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Collective punishment --here's the story that made me think twice about it.

Should teachers use collective punishment?

The case against collective punishment ~ Good article. I've never agreed with collective punishment. It's not effective-if it were you wouldn't see the same classes doing laps at the playground everyday!

Minds in Bloom: The Power of Random Reward in Your Classroom

The Power of Random Reward in Your Classroom

Find out how Random Reward can be a powerful motivator in your classroom management strategy. Probably would use reward cards for this like extra computer time, sitting at the teacher's desk, listening to music while you work, etc.

Get ready for back to school time with all of these positive rewards for classroom management!

Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations: Positive Rewards for Classroom Management: I like the idea of using reinforcements to build confidence.

What to Do When You’re Not Sure What Happened  Great choices on handling unclear situations in the classroom.

What to Do When You Suspect a Student But Can’t Be Sure

What to Do When You're Not Sure What Happened - Teach 4 the Heart Great help on handling unclear situations in the classroom.

What to Do if Your Students Control You  Great tips on managing your classroom.

What to Do if Your Students Control You

What to do if your students control you. So to anyone else out there who feels like their students control them – or at least feels like their classroom isn’t as controlled as they’d like it to be – here are some suggestions to help you get back on track.

A simple list of classroom reward ideas which can be use as a positive reinforcement aids in the classroom.

The list is in small type, but worth a look for ideas for rewards. A simple list of classroom reward ideas which can be use as a positive reinforcement aide in the

10 Rhetorical Questions to Stop Using in the Classroom - BlairTurner.com

10 Rhetorical Questions to Stop Using in the Classroom along with much better alternatives. A total MUST READ for teachers (and parents).><> I can totally feel the frustrating rhetorical questions coming out of my mouth as a parent.

For some, classroom management comes easily. For others, it is a daily struggle. I’m one of the fortunate ones, but it has taken me awhile to get comfortable with it.  Side Story – During my first teaching position, I taught grades 3 and 4 at a Hutterite colony. My discipline plan was “they’ll behave”. That …

Using Students Names for Classroom Management Mid-Lesson

HoJos Teaching Adventures: Using Students Names for Classroom Management Mid-Lesson

I once had a district science administrator conduct a walk-through in my classroom during my lunch period--surprise!!

The day "reward' became a bad word

Classroom management tip: Students who blurt during whole group lesson. Great tip to help with those students who are impulsive during your lessons.

Students Who Blurt

How do you handle students who blurt? Blurting can be an annoying problem, but with these tips you can get it under control!

Thank students for good choices with compliment slips

50 fun call-and-response ideas to get students' attention

Thank students for good choices with compliment slips. Print out the different statements (thank you for being on time for school, thank you for doing the right thing when no one was looking) and surprise kids with them!

How to handle bad reports about your class after specials, lunch, etc.

When your students misbehave for other teachers

How to handle bad reports about your class after specials, lunch, etc.--where has this been all my (short) teaching life!

Back to School - 5 Tips for Managing Classroom Behavior

Back to School - 5 Tips for Managing Classroom Behavior

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