PD360 is an online professional development resource with video segments that can be viewed online. The videos can be used as part of a school or district inservice or as part of a teacher's professional growth plan.
Every teacher has to deal with distracting and inappropriate behavior in the classroom at some time. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, a review of effective classroom management can be helpful. Carol Cummings, a nationally recognized expert on classroom management, identifies four key principles for addressing misbehavior.
- Maintain student dignity - humiliating a student actually causes more bad behavior.
- Create a lasting change in behavior - putting a cap on a problem will only fix it temporarily.
- Keep cool - be a model of social/emotional intelligence.
- Use punishment as a rare and last resort - make sure to match the degree of punishment to the infraction.
Segment for elementary teachers:
Segment for secondary teachers: