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September 2018, Volume 76, Number 1
Classroom Management Reimagined
TABLE OF CONTENTS
12 Tear Down Your Behavior Chart!
Lee Ann Jung and Dominique Smith
Behavior charts and similar public shaming methods don’t teach self-regulation. They mainly harm vulnerable learners.
20 "You Don't Know Me Like That!"
Gabriel “Asheru” Benn
Without rapport to forge relationships, cultural misunderstandings between teachers and students can erupt.
26 Getting Consistent with Consequences
Applying consequences for student behavior is hard to get right. Here’s how to do it better.
34 Inventories, Confessionals, and Contracts: Strategies for Effective Group Work
Turn group work from a headache into a productive—and even joyful—experience.
40 Room for Improvement
Becoming intentional about classroom design can help teachers manage behavior, build community, and improve learning.
48 Involving Teachers in Schoolwide Behavior Policy
Randy Sprick and Jim Knight
For your overall student-behavior management strategy to work, give teachers a voice.
50 A Coaching Model for Classroom Management
With the right process, instructional coaches can help teachers hone their skills.
54 The Power of Common Language
Vanessa Scanfeld, LaShonda Davis, Leah Weintraub, and Vincent Dotoli
How a shift from rule following to habit development created a culture of high expectations in one school.
60 Virtually in the Classroom
Kevin Smith and Dan Klumper
Virtual reality platforms can help preservice teachers develop real classroom management skills.
66 Addressing Dangerous Behavior in the Classroom
Amy Murphy and Brian Van Brunt
A three-pronged approach can help educators prevent or de-escalate classroom crises.
72 Building Classroom Community Through Storytelling
For one elementary teacher, weaving a tale with his students created unexpected connections.
78 Finding Your Classroom's Greatness
How a Nike ad campaign helped one teacher change students' beliefs on learning and set the right tone for the school year.
7 Beyond Discipline
SHOW & TELL: A VIDEO COLUMN
82 Boosting Your Teacher Credibility
Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
Students’ belief that they can learn from a teacher is powerful.
84 Syncing Behavior Strategies
Jill Harrison Berg
To improve climate, teachers and administrators have to work together.
86 Are the Kids Really Out of Control?
H. Richard Milner IV, Heather B. Cunningham, Lori Delale-O’Connor, and Erika Gold Kestenberg
Students need support, not punishment.
ONE TO GROW ON
88 Owning the Classroom Together
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Ask students how they can create a classroom that works for everyone.
ASCD POLICY PRIORITIES
90 The Fight for PD Funding
Educator advocates flexed their muscles to save the federal Title II program.
4 Readers React
89 Index to Advertisers
92 Tell Me About
Readers share their best-kept classroom management secrets.
95 ASCD Community in Action
96 Classroom Management from All Angles
EL ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Circling Toward Healing and Learning
Rachel Dahill-Fuchel and Kevin Dahill-Fuchel
Restorative circles build relationships and equity in classrooms.
A Healthy Ecosystem for Classroom Management
Paul Emerich France
Teachers must provide structure while helping students develop autonomy, awareness, and self-regulation skills.
Video: Classroom Management Mis-steps and Lifesavers
Marilyn Swartz discusses common mistakes and best bets on creating a good learning environment.