Ten Tips for Classroom Management is an interesting read. You can download it for free here.  The 10 tips are:

  1. Build community
  2. Design a safe, friendly, and well-managed classroom environment
  3. Include students in creating rules, norms, routines and consequences
  4. Create a variety of communication channels
  5. Always be calm, fair and consistent
  6. Know the students you teach
  7. Address conflict quickly and wisely
  8. Integrate positive classroom rituals
  9. Keep it real
  10. Partner with parents and guardians
The advice is practical and there are links to resources for further support. f you do occasional lessons as part of your youth work this is well worth checking out.
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0 thoughts on “School is ‘the last moral force’”

  1. What morals do students learn from school administrators more interested in personal political advancement than sound educational policies and practices designed to positively influence students?

    What morals are taught by administrators who change grades given students by teachers in order to indicate a higher percentage of passing students at the school entrusted to their supervision?

    What morals are taught by administrators who are more intent on covering up inappropriate student behavior incidents than taking effective corrective action?

    Do you suppose inappropriate school administration is the primary cause behind the tremendous rate of teacher turnover in public schools in America?

    Perhaps a change in perspective in which public education is viewed as a privilege would significantly improve the quality of education students receive. Certainly students in Iraq and African nations, long denied educational opportunity, strive more diligently than American students to take advantage of available educational opportunities. Active student participation in the learning process is a most critical factor in gaining a sound education designed to facilitate success in later adult life. The onus for such active participation must properly be on the student, rather than the teacher.

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