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September 2018, Volume 76, Number 1Classroom Management Reimagined
TABLE OF CONTENTS
12 Tear Down Your Behavior Chart!Lee Ann Jung and Dominique SmithBehavior 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” BennWithout rapport to forge relationships, cultural misunderstandings between teachers and students can erupt.
26 Getting Consistent with ConsequencesMike AndersonApplying 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 WorkLarissa PahomovTurn group work from a headache into a productive—and even joyful—experience.
40 Room for ImprovementRobert DillonBecoming intentional about classroom design can help teachers manage behavior, build community, and improve learning.
48 Involving Teachers in Schoolwide Behavior PolicyRandy Sprick and Jim KnightFor your overall student-behavior management strategy to work, give teachers a voice.
50 A Coaching Model for Classroom ManagementJim KnightWith the right process, instructional coaches can help teachers hone their skills.
54 The Power of Common LanguageVanessa Scanfeld, LaShonda Davis, Leah Weintraub, and Vincent DotoliHow a shift from rule following to habit development created a culture of high expectations in one school.
60 Virtually in the ClassroomKevin Smith and Dan KlumperVirtual reality platforms can help preservice teachers develop real classroom management skills.
66 Addressing Dangerous Behavior in the ClassroomAmy Murphy and Brian Van BruntA three-pronged approach can help educators prevent or de-escalate classroom crises.
72 Building Classroom Community Through StorytellingBret TurnerFor one elementary teacher, weaving a tale with his students created unexpected connections.
78 Finding Your Classroom's Greatness Tracey TinleyHow a Nike ad campaign helped one teacher change students' beliefs on learning and set the right tone for the school year.
READER'S GUIDE7 Beyond DisciplineAnthony Rebora
SHOW & TELL: A VIDEO COLUMN82 Boosting Your Teacher CredibilityDouglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Students’ belief that they can learn from a teacher is powerful.
LEADING TOGETHER84 Syncing Behavior StrategiesJill Harrison BergTo improve climate, teachers and administrators have to work together.
CONFRONTING INEQUITY86 Are the Kids Really Out of Control?H. Richard Milner IV, Heather B. Cunningham, Lori Delale-O’Connor, and Erika Gold KestenbergStudents need support, not punishment.
ONE TO GROW ON88 Owning the Classroom TogetherCarol Ann TomlinsonAsk students how they can create a classroom that works for everyone.
ASCD POLICY PRIORITIES90 The Fight for PD FundingDavid GriffithEducator advocates flexed their muscles to save the federal Title II program.
4 Readers React
89 Index to Advertisers
92 Tell Me AboutReaders share their best-kept classroom management secrets.
95 ASCD Community in Action
EL TAKEAWAYS96 Classroom Management from All Angles
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Circling Toward Healing and Learning Rachel Dahill-Fuchel and Kevin Dahill-FuchelRestorative 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.
As we learn more about what drives and supports students, social-emotional learning has become a growing area of interest in schools. But what does SEL look like in practice? The October 2018 Educational Leadership examines how educators and schools are integrating SEL into the curriculum, and how schools are measuring its impact.
The November 2018 Educational Leadership offers an insider’s look at new trends and expectations professional development. Our expert authors examine how teachers are increasingly taking professional learning into their own hands, through collaborative inquiry, personalized learning, video study, and social media.
The arts—and creativity more generally—are making a comeback in education. The December 2018/January 2019 Educational Leadership examines the role of arts and creativity in fostering perception and problem solving, empowering students, and boosting learning.
How does a school become a leader in innovation—one that takes advantage of advancements in digital technology in meaningful and fully integrated ways? February 2019 Educational Leadership explores how school leaders can go beyond surface-level, patchwork upgrades and implement new technology in ways that deepen learning and better support students.
School leaders set the tone and direction for what happens in the classroom. The March 2019 Educational Leadership explores strategies and processes school leaders can use to better understand students' and teachers' needs and guide teaching and learning more effectively.
The teenage years are unique, and today’s teens face new challenges as well as opportunities. The May 2019 issue of Educational Leadership looks at what teens need most in terms of both academic and social supports, highlighting how schools can work smarter to keep middle and high school students healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.