Why does building relationships with students improve classroom management? We share examples of the ways we can build meaningful relationships with our students, as well as the benefits we see in student behavior as a result of investing time in getting to know them and letting them know us. We aren’t just teaching content; we are teaching people. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. What to look for in this post : Why should teachers build relationships with students? How do you build relationships with students? Getting to know your students Being intentional about building relationships with challenging students If you prefer to hear us talk through this, here is a video featuring all of this content: [2:07] Why should teachers build relationships with students? First, we want to address whether building relationships with s...
  Even the best elementary school teachers can struggle with classroom management.  We have come up with four tips that we hope will help you to prevent and manage student behavior. Read on for strategies related to how teachers can use rules and routines in their classrooms, and how to respond when students do not follow them. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. What to look for in this post : Have clear rules and expectations for your elementary classroom Choose your battles with your elementary school students Do not make promises or threats you cannot keep with your elementary students Do not respond in anger with your elementary students If you prefer to hear us talk through this, here is a video featuring all of this content: [0:43] Classroom Management Strategy #1: Have clear rules and expectations As an elementary school ...
Any teacher knows the value of having strong classroom management skills, but what do you do if you are an instructional coach who is trying to support other teachers with behavior management strategies? I have an unofficial theory that the cause of most classroom behavior problems comes from one of three root causes. Let’s think of these root causes as three buckets: the social/emotional bucket, the environmental bucket, and the task bucket.   What to look for in this post : The root causes of behavior problems in the classroom: social / emotional, environment, task A coaching session I would do with teachers about classroom management If you prefer to hear me talk through this, here is a video featuring all of this content: [1:15] The social/emotional bucket for behavior problems in the classroom In the social/emotional bucket, students’ behavior problems may be rooted in their physical needs being unmet. Maybe they aren’t getting enough sleep, or enough food in their bellies. If the...