Behavior Management – Student and Teacher Reflection

The beginning of the second half of school (January to May/June) is a wonderful time of year to review and revamp your classroom rules and procedures. All teachers struggle with behavior management from time to time; managing humans is a tough job. One of my favorite (and tried-and-true) methods of behavior management is a behavior… Continue reading Behavior Management – Student and Teacher Reflection

Classroom Management in the Art room: When You Need Help

I’ve written a lot about how to manage behavior, materials, and students in the Art classroom.  But, what happens when your interventions and management fail?  Read any text book about classroom management, and you are led to believe that if you only follow these simple (ha!) processes and/or “raise your expectations” the students will behave… Continue reading Classroom Management in the Art room: When You Need Help

Classroom Management: Keeping Art Materials in the Art Classroom or Preventing Student Theft

Do you have trouble keeping Art materials in the in the Art classroom? Maintaining Art room resources is one of the biggest concerns for any Art teacher. Often, we are seen as a supply closet of sorts and colleagues forget that in lieu of textbooks, we have materials. When the materials run out, our class… Continue reading Classroom Management: Keeping Art Materials in the Art Classroom or Preventing Student Theft