One of the best classroom management techniques I got better in my first year was “do not engage.” It’s a technique that means precisely what it sounds like — not engaging when a student doesn’t follow your directions after you repeat them three times to get into their seats or put their phone away. That’s something you address later, either privately or through a parent phone call.
Sound advice throughout my twenty-odd year’s cognitive behaviour modification has worked with the majority of my students. I have always worked in pupil referral units and prisons so the behaviour was my main challenge. Through ignoring the bad and praising good, over time the most unruly student calms.
Great post thanks for sharing your tips.