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Classroom Management: Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Student Learning

Classroom management allows your instruction to shine and gets you to the top of those teacher evaluations. Get started with an overhaul on classroom management today.

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What is classroom management?

Classroom management is the organization and structure of a classroom to become a better learning environment for students. Check out our expert classroom management tips.

Use apps that make online classroom management easier. TeacherMade is an online worksheet maker that transforms your existing paper documents and PDFs into interactive assignments. 

Simply post daily assignments in Google Classroom. You no longer have to take your attention off of teaching your class to hand out and collect assignments. After class is over, open up TeacherMade and find the results of the assignments using TeacherMade’s self-grading features.

There are a few different styles in managing your classroom:

    • Authoritative: relies on positive reinforcement, high expectations, praise, and rewards
    • Authoritarian: relies on rules, regulation, punishment, and having strict order
    • Permissive: relies on lack of structure, freedom, and low expectations
    • Indulgent: relies on students to make all decisions with very few rules

The key to any classroom management strategy is to have a plan before school kicks off.

    1. Direct instruction: This will look like a lecture in the classroom, but it is often necessary for introducing new information.
    2. Indirect instruction: Puts students in the lead role. This can look like an investigative activity. 
    3. Experiential learning: This emphasizes experiences like field trips and role-playing.
    4. Independent study: Students work on lessons at their own pace.Interactive instruction: Relies on an instructor facilitating discussion-based lessons 

Co-teaching is where two (or more) Teachers pair up to teach specific lessons, curriculum, or activities. There are essentially seven co-teaching models, often referred to as co-teaching strategies. Learn 9 ways that school administrators can support co-teaching.

There are 7 different ways to co-teach in your classroom:

    1. One teacher, one observer
    2. One teacher, one assistant
    3. Parallel teacher
    4. Station teacher
    5. Alternative teacher
    6. Team teacher
    7. Platooning

Learn more about the co-teaching models.

Co-teaching can start small as collaborative lesson planning with interactive worksheets. It can also be a school-wide initiative that has to have widespread implementation. Either way, TeacherMade can help with co-teaching.

So you’ve been told you are working with a co-teacher this year. Maybe it’s your first time, or maybe it didn’t go so well the last time. We will walk through some strategies that will make working with co-teachers successful. Once you find your groove, you will realize that an additional team member can be a true asset.

Tutoring for Learning Loss

Tutoring is one of the best strategies to employ when students fall behind. But how do you do it for large groups of students who have experienced learning loss due to the pandemic? We will walk you through strategies for structuring tutoring programs that work and effective tutoring strategies.