Classroom Management

Practices that create optimal learning environments that foster fairness, mutual respect, student accountability, and self discipline. Classroom management can encompass strategies for establishing clear expectations, building positive relationships, motivating positive behavior and preventing disruptive behavior, responding to problematic behaviors, and using appropriate consequences and interventions to support students.

See also: student discipline, building community

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Calming Areas Overview and Ideas

A Calming Area is a quiet area of the room equipped with soothing materials and furnishings to help a
student de-escalate and / or practice self-management when upset. This short document includes guidelines and photos.

SOURCE: Dallas Independent School District

TAGS classroom management teacher tool self management restorative practices classroom level

How Programs and Resources Support the Five SEL Competencies

Chart that ties together Nashville's SEL related programs and services, describing how each contributes to development of the 5 core competencies.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS social awarenes classroom management PBIS self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making SEL competence counselors MTSS

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Addendum to the Student Code of Conduct: Guidelines for Effective Discipline

Chicago's resource to support schools in implementing the new Student Code of Conduct, complete with flow charts, scenarios, and recommended interventions founded on SEL and restorative approaches.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

TAGS classroom management alternatives to suspension implementation support toolkit equity restorative practices PK-12 culture and climate student discipline integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise SEL leadership

Chicago Public Schools Student Code of Conduct Revisions, 2014

Presentation for the Chicago BOE summarizing the context, stakeholder engagement, and professional development plan surrounding the changes to the Student Code of Conduct.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

TAGS classroom management alternatives to suspension school board anti-bias board policies SEL coaching for staff equity restorative practices continuous improvement PK-12 student discipline professional learning planning SEL leadership

Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline: An educator’s action planning guide

A guide for digging into discipline data, analyzing root causes, and action planning, with checklists, decision trees, Excel worksheets, and planning templates.

SOURCE: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

TAGS classroom management alternatives to suspension anti-bias toolkit equity restorative practices data dashboards student discipline planning SEL leadership

Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools

Definitions and demonstrations of the impact of restorative practices with guidance for implementing at the classroom and school level, sponsored by the NEA and AFT.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

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Restorative Practices: Day-Long Training to Deepen School Practice

Sacramento City's interactive introduction to classroom-based restorative practices for a teacher audience, covering concepts of the social discipline window, fair process, affective language, restorative questions, and circles.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS classroom management alternatives to suspension social awareness relationship skills responsible decision making equity teacher training restorative practices advisory/homeroom classroom level culture and climate building community student discipline professional learning

Teacher Self-Assessment: Creating a Supportive Classroom Environment

This tool from the CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL is great for launching a staff discussion about ways SEL can be implicitly integrated into basic classroom structures such as the seating arrangement, morning routines, and responses to misbehavior.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS classroom management teacher tool toolkit classroom level culture and climate building community student discipline

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Schoolwide Observation Tool for Climate, Classroom Management, and Instruction

Washoe County's 1 page tool for recording observations about how SEL is present in the school and classroom environment, instruction, and interactions, and a sample activity for debriefing observations in a circle setting.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration classroom management PLC model SEL schools school visit/observation tool instructional practices classroom level culture and climate professional learning

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School and Classroom Walkthrough Rubric (Nashville)

Nashville's clear, succinct yet detailed rubric collects data on schoolwide environment, community gatherings, classroom instruction, classroom environment & discipline in order to provide rich, actionable feedback to schools.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS classroom management implementation support define SEL metrics assessment school visit/observation tool data dashboards conducting local SEL research continuous improvement implementation monitoring implementation evaluation instructional practices culture and climate building community student discipline

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