Behavior Management Resources
||From behavioral observation to conflict resolution, the printables and articles below will help you manage classroom discipline. Read veteran teacher's tips and advice on establishing rules and incorporating effective behavior techniques in your classroom. You'll find advice for handling disruptive behavior and environmental interventions for minimizing its effect on other students. Our forms and charts are excellent tools for documenting and tracking your students' behavior. They are particularly helpful references for parent-teacher conferences.
Behavior Management Tips & Advice
- Students' Contributions to the Rules
Brainstorm classroom rules with your students at the first of the year so your students know what is expected of them and feel responsible for following the rules. This is excellent classroom management advice, especially for new teachers, because it makes students an important part of the behavioral process.
- Tough Love: How to Work with a Disruptive Student
You're a teacher challenged with a difficult student. You've tried being nice and not so nice, going back and forth between these extremes. Now may be the time to try "tough love," an approach that works.
Positive Student Behavior
- Positive Classroom Behavior
Read ideas and find resources on establishing and maintaining acceptable behavior in your students. New teachers, who are determining the most effective teaching methods for their classrooms, will find this behavior management resource particularly valuable.
- Putting a Positive Spin on Peer Pressure
Peer pressure has the potential to be a powerfully positive force. By leading students through self-awareness activities, you can create a group of peers who value individualism, practice it in their own lives, and encourage it in others.
Behavior Forms & Charts
- Elementary Classroom Survival Tips
These survival tips will help teachers of grades K-4 successfully manage their classroom. Check out the curriculum planning tips to find advice for elementary art, math, reading, science, and more!
- Advice from Veteran Teachers
New teachers will find valuable advice from experienced teachers on parent-teacher communication, lesson planning, and more. Use these resources to help manage your classroom and plan your curriculum.
- New Teacher Resources
Discover everything a beginning teacher will need for a successful school year, from tips for your first day, to classroom-management advice, to printables and lesson plans that will support your curriculum all year long.
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Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month
Tornadoes in Oklahoma
May is Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month! Don't overlook this opportunity to study and enjoy activities about the history and culture of Asian-Pacific American communities.
The recent rash of tornadoes in Oklahoma
, which killed at least two dozen people, may have your students wondering why such natural disasters occur, how they may be affected by them, and what they can do to help. Use these resources to teach the geography of Oklahoma and the Southwestern United States, to explain tornadoes, and to discuss the resulting crises with your class.
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Explore our most popular Top 10 galleries, from Top 10 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom and Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips from Veteran Teachers to Top 10 Free (& Cheap) Rewards for Students and Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom. We'll help you get organized and prepared for every classroom situation, holiday, and more! Check out all of our galleries today.
May Calendar of Events
May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/23-29) and Memorial Day (5/27). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Clean Air Month, and Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!
Common Core Lessons & Resources
Is your school district adopting the Common Core? Work these new standards into your curriculum with our reading, writing, speaking, social studies, and math lessons and activities. Each piece of content incorporates the Common Core State Standards into the activity or lesson.