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!
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.
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.
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.
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!