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Why Is Classroom Management Such a Problem for New Teachers?

Why Is Classroom Management Such a Problem for New Teachers? | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

"Educator and author Roxanna Elden talks about getting new teachers to stay in the classroom, even when times get especially tough." Thanks to Annette Christiansen for sharing this resource on the Early Career Educators group of NEA edCommunities. Not signed up for NEA edCommunities yet? Create an account now so you can participate in conversations and explore all the professional resources NEA edCommunities has to offer!


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Two major challenges facing teachers are what is called classroom management and relationships (lack of them) with admnistrators.

Classroom management is a challenge, because we think people are to be managed. We lead people. We manage things. Educate and pedagogy are about leading, not managing.
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5 Effective Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work

5 Effective Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Here are 10 all-around useful classroom management tips that are applicable to almost any modern innovative learning environment.

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These are five good ideas: write rules down, let students engage in setting rules, encourage questioning, let students lead, and let them learn together.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 5, 2017 12:10 PM

Every teacher can use a couple more Classroom Management tricks in their bag! from @glodigcit

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My Students Don’t Like Group Work

My Students Don’t Like Group Work | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Students don’t always like working in groups. Ann Taylor, an associate professor of chemistry at Wabash College, had a class that was particularly vocal in their opposition. She asked for their top 10 reasons why students don’t want to work in groups and they offered this list (which I’ve edited slightly)

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I found group activities had to be preceded by teaching and that feedback from the teacher was essential throughout. I applied my hockey coaching. If it was only one or two students, I would give one-on-one. If it was a large number of students, I would stop the class and revisit concepts. What did they understand? That was a central question. I asked what they understood. Quite often, students were unable to tell me what they did not know.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 12, 2017 12:05 PM

When group work is successful you feel great. When it crashes you feel bad. These tips will help you design online group experiences that succeed. 

Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, July 12, 2017 11:59 PM

When group work is successful you feel great. When it crashes you feel bad. These tips will help you design online group experiences that succeed. 

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Beginning and Ending Class Like a Pro with Brian Sztabnik

Beginning and Ending Class Like a Pro with Brian Sztabnik | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The four minutes beginning and ending class matter most according to teacher Brian Sztabnik. How to make the most of those valuable minutes.

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This involves conversations rather than technology. Interestingly enough, the etymology of technology suggests a dialogue and conversation between people and their tools.

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