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How do I improve my classroom management

Jan 4, 2016 11:03am

This is my first year teaching Junior High.. I've been teaching adults but I find very difficult to keep the control of my class with teenage students. Some of them work really well but others.. they just don't seem to care and spoil the rest of the class. I've talked to them and they seemed to understand but then they just go back to their old habits. It's kinda becoming a nightmare for me to go back to class qith them!

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    • Jan 5, 2016 5:57pm

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      • Jan 28, 2016 2:33am

        I'm sorry to hear you faced this problem in your classroom. Don't worry, you will surely deal with it but you should look deeper to figure out what's (or who's) causing the problem. You're absolutely right, kids use to reflect each others actions and behavior but you are the only one person who can influence changes. Let them know that you're "the boss" and your rules are serious and strict. I recommend you to start using these edtech tools to regularize education process and engage students into persistent learning:
        1) Socrative ( http://socrative.com/ ) is a real-time questioning and quiz making tool. I love that I can see their work in progress.
        2) Engrade ( https://www.engrade.com/ ) is quite handy for making assessments.
        3) Mindmeister ( http://www.mindmeister.com/ ) will help you to inspire students to create and develop their projects.
        4) Unplag plagiarism checker ( https://unplag.com/ ) is the way to prevent cheating in class and develop student writing skills.
        5) Padlet ( https://padlet.com/ ) is great for student-teacher collaboration.

        Believe me, every teacher meets the same difficulties and sometimes even the most experienced of us don't go back to the classroom :-) Teaching is never easy but the future of your students is in your hands. Don't give up!