classroom management

Making It Work: Classroom Management Toolkit

Classroom Management Toolkit

Around this time of year, classroom management problems can seem to pop up.  The excitement and busyness of the holiday season is over, the weather can be problematic, and indoor recess – ugh!  This week we are sending out a collection of tools for your toolbox; a look back at some of our popular classroom management posts.  Holly Walton may inspire you to refresh some classroom procedures and head off problems before they start.  Jennifer Bailey shares her tips that “really work” and advises on setting up a safe space for kids to reset and refresh instead of act out.  I have also included two reviews of books that focus on classroom management strategies you may wish to read on your own or with your PLC!  In February and March, we folk dance and move as much as we can in my classroom to keep everyone busy and moving.  Winter is also when I bring out the tubanos for the intermediate classes.  What are strategies and tips to be happy and learning with your students even when we have a bit of cabin fever?   Please share your tips in the comments on the blog so we can help each other “Make it Work!” 

LeslieAnne Bird

LeslieAnne Bird

LeslieAnne Bird is a music and movement educator in North Olmsted, Ohio. She teaches general music for grades three to six as well as fifth and sixth grade band and orchestra and choir for grades three to six. She teaches music enrichment classes at the Strings Attached summer program as well as choral enrichment for The Orchestra program at Tri-C on Saturday afternoons. She is Vice president for the Greater Cleveland Orff Chapter and serving as the content curator for the Teaching With Orff community. She earned Orff Certification from Baldwin Wallace University in 2014, and has completed Level One World Music Drumming training.

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