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    A Character-Driven and Brain Compatible Classroom Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article uses research on how the brain impacts learning to detail eight elements that are necessary to create a brain-compatible environment in the classroom. It also outlines practical ways to teach Lifelong Guidelines, Life Skills, character development...

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    A Day in the Life of a Bad Kid Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article explores issues that may prevent children from learning by chronicling a day in the life of Teddy, a student with an attention deficit disorder. The article encourages teachers to look for reasons behind apparent misbehavior, and also look for...

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    ABC Game of New Beginnings Classroom Management Plan Grade 1-Grade 6
    A classroom management plan that operates under the assumption that every day is a new beginning and a new opportunity for success. Attendance, Behavior, and Completion of work are the ABCs upon which this plan is based.

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    Accommodating a New Student with a Disability in your Primary Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 5
    "Although legislation underpins the rights of the disabled (Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act, 1992; NSW Anti Discrimination Act, 1997) to an education in the neighbourhood school with peer and community interaction, teachers may experience...

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    Adventist Education Forum Preschool-Lifelong
    Discuss ideas, share tips, ask questions, and learn more from other Seventh-day Adventist educators through Adventist Edforum, in three ways: Edforum Blog, Edforum...

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    An 18-Hour Day - Which Hat Do I Wear? Teacher or Principal? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Martha Havens examines the complexity and addresses the challenges of educational administrators who hold a teacher-principal role. This article suggests survival skills and management suggestions for simplifying the task.

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    Authoritative Education - The Recommended Practice for Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Educators must be intentional in making decisions that will help cultivate an environment where growth takes place. The goal of this article is to inspire Christian teachers and administrators to view an authoritative style as the recommended practice...

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    Birth Order and Understanding Classroom Behavior Preschool-Grade 12
    How does the order we arrive in a family influence our behavior, personality and decisions? What part does it play in how our students learn? Download this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation and handout to learn why one classroom management method doesn't...

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    Boys and Behaviour - Alternative Strategies that Support Boys with ADHD Preschool-Grade 12
    "Boys are diagnosed five times more often than girls with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and frequently medication has become the first option in addressing this condition. Many teachers find it difficult to cope with boys with ADHD due...

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    Challenging and Defiant Students Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Understanding the reasons for a student's defiance is necessary to help the student. Understanding ways to meet the student's defiance is necessary to help the teacher. This article lists how teachers should talk to defiant students. It also suggests how teachers...

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    Choice Theory - An Effective Approach to Classroom Discipline and Management Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The ultimate objectives of classroom discipline and management systems are: (1) to create and maintain environments where learning is nurtured, valued, and efficiently implemented; and (2) to develop self-discipline and self-control in learners. To...

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    Classroom Commands and the Novelty Factor - What Happens When a Teacher Gives Commands in a Foreign Language? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "The purpose of this primary classroom-based case study was to examine the impact FLCs had on students’ response times and attitudes when learning about the culture associated with the language of the commands."

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    Classroom Management - A Class of Positive Behavior Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This unit is intended to help teachers apply 'best practices' discipline skills to their classroom teaching. Each lesson explains a skill used by teachers identified as effective and organized classroom managers. The skill description is followed by...

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    Classroom Management - A Personal Reflection Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author examines classroom management and the need for teachers to develop their own management plan and style. Theory and practice, the classroom environment, classroom procedures, and action plans are all elements of a classroom management plan.

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    Classroom Management - Teacher Bulletin Volume 9 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "A classroom that is chaotic as a result of poor management not only does not enhance learning, it might even inhibit it. The creation of rules and procedures is an important aspect of classroom management. Rules identify general expectations or standards...

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    Classroom Management and Discipline Without Distress Preschool-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD presentation focuses on discipline and classroom management strategies that teachers and administrators can use to enhance the growth and development of students. Areas of emphasis include: Establishing a culture of learning; Setting the tone...

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    Classroom Management of Students with Auditory Processing Deficits Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This short article suggests ways to make school life more tolerable for students with auditory processing deficits.

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    Classroom Management Presentation Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation, Martha Havens provides practical tips and tools to help elementary teachers organize and manage their classrooms. View the powerpoint; download the handouts.

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    Classroom Management Presentation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation inspires the teacher to make changes in their classroom management and organization. It offers concrete, practical and applicable suggestions for immediate change. Download the presentation and handout with complex...

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    Classroom Management Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to numerous classroom management resources.

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    Classroom Management- a Christian perspective Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A fresh look at classroom management from a Christian perspective. Suggested activities include the Golden Rule, Prayer Chain Acts of Kindness, Fruit of the Spirit, Respectful Role Playing, and Honesty.

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    Classroom Treats - Monthly Activities and More Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Classroom Treats is an administration and monthly activity unit of devotions, poems, classroom management tips, contracts, technology-infused lessons, monthly activities, forms and more." The main collection is over 100 pages! Files also include...

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    Conflict Resolution for the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Conflict significantly disrupts achievement within classrooms. It effects individuals but also influences group members and potentially a wider community. Minimizing conflict optimizes opportunity and this is the goal of sharing these insights."

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    Culturally Relevant Approaches to Classroom Management Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Students from various cultural backgrounds may experience cultural dissonance when teachers and educational administrators from the mainstream culture misconstrue, misinterpret or simply disregard their cultural patterns of learning, behavior and communication....

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    Culturally Relevant Approaches to Classroom Management - Adapted for JAE Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Classroom management is one of the most challenging issues in multicultural education. Techniques and approaches to classroom management must be modified to meet the academic, sociocultural, developmental, moral, and ethical needs of ever-increasingly ethnically...

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    Curbing Violence in Schools - Implications for Christian Educators Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "A safe and supportive school environment is necessary for enhancing and nurturing students’ gifts, talents, and abilities. Within the last ten years, however, there has been a dramatic increase in violent confrontations within school environments...

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    Discipline - Whose Problem is it Anyway? Preschool-Grade 8
    Discipline is everyone’s problem, beginning with the home, society, and now the school. This 2012 NAD Teacher Convention presentation discusses how to solve the discipline problem in schools and classrooms.

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    Discipline: A Nice, Difficult Work Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One underlying principle of discipline is for children to learn self-control. In order for this to occur, teachers must provide opportunities for self correction in academic and social activities. Paul Heller writes on the importance of building resilience...

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    Flexible and Alternative Seating in Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Recent research suggests that the amount of time children spend sitting in school is dangerous to their health. Jimenez explains why flexible seating is important, what it looks like in the classroom, and ways to prepare for and implement it in the classroom....

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    Gain Power by Giving it Away! Cooperative Classroom Management Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Having a cooperative classroom atmosphere starts at the beginning of the school year. Involve students in writing classroom rules. Let them become involved with "town meetings" to discuss and evaluate how things are going in the classroom. Teach...

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    Handbook for Teacher Assistants - North Pacific Union Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This handbook is designed to outline the role of the teacher's assistant. Topics include: Role of a Teacher Assistant; Job Description of a Teacher Assistants; Tips on How to Be a Teacher Assistant; The Six- to Ten-Year-Old Child; The Ten-to- Fourteen-Year-Old...

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    Handling Common Emotionally Based Behavior Problems Preschool-Tertiary
    Understanding the characteristics of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder can help teachers find interventions to address each condition and recognize behaviors and symptoms that require...

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    Helping the Attention Deficit Student Part II Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article outlines practical suggestions for enhancing relationships with students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Schoun shares how teachers can help ADHD students feel better about themselves and their experiences at school....

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    How to Deal With Difficult Parents and Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Guidelines to help teachers deal with parents and board members. These include learning school rules, adapting personal style, enhancing communication, curriculum crises, professional growth, keeping parents informed, discussing classroom rules with students,...

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    How to Develop Violence Prevention and Character-Intervention Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Character education, when integrated into the classroom management plan, encourages acceptable behavior such as demonstrating social skills, self control, sharing, and cooperation. Topics discussed include: The Importance of Character Development; Is Violent...

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    Impression or Perception? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    There is often a reason for classroom misbehavior, however sometimes a teacher's patience is taxed under the pressure of handling the situation, and determining why a student is misbehaving is the last concern. Mary Wong discusses the importance of not jumping...

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    In Cathy's Classroom - Creating Community in a Multi-ethnic Classroom Grade 1-Grade 8
    "Forming close-knit relationships in a multi-ethnic classroom is a challenge faced by an increasing number of teachers in a shrinking world. Every young child wants to (and needs to) feel that they belong. A bright-eyed fourth grader, Anna, stated during...

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    In Control or Being Controlled? Perspectives on Redemptive Discipline Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What types of discipline are redemptive? A redemptive philosophy includes the principles of unconditional love, the importance of people, respect for others, and loyalty and submission to God's will. Students should be gently guided take responsibility for...

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    Individualizing Instruction K-12, Part 2 Tertiary-Lifelong
    This is the second part of a mini-course on individualizing instruction K-12. Four different types of instruction are described with illustrative examples. While Part I provides an introduction and a conceptual framework to individualized instruction, Part...

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    Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Provided by a 2018 NAD convention workshop presenter, this list of resources will get you started on learning about Restorative Justice.

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    JAE Editorial: Discipline Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This editorial supports the view that discipline is often more easily attained through a proactive rather than a reactive approach. If students are actively involved with a variety of learning activities, and the teacher demonstrates trust in the students,...

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    JAE Editorial: Meeting Students Where They Are Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This editorial introduces a special edition focusing on discipline and classroom management. Articles in this issue include: Trial or Trail: The Path to Redemptive...

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    JAE Editorial: Survival Skills for Multigrade Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Hartlein shares encouragement to teachers in one- and two-room schools. Articles in this issue: Scholastic Olympics Make Learning Fun The...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Few Secondary Students Meet Standards of Excellence Commission; Less Specific Skills Urged for Vocational Education Students;...

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    Light Skills Character Development Kindergarten-Grade 8
    An Adventist adaptation of the Life Skills LIFELONG Guidelines program by Susan Kovalik and associates. It includes an action plan, teaching procedures, student arrival procedures, and detailed information about the 'escape place' and 'resolution station'...

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    Managing and Organizing the Multigrade Classroom Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation on the well-managed classroom is a teacher's dream. See how students can work with you, not against you, to make learning happen. This model works well for all elementary classrooms and uses techniques that are...

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    Maximising the Potential of the Third Teacher - Indoor Developmental Play Environments - 3-8 years Preschool-Grade 2
    The educators of Reggio Emilia call the environment the "third teacher" because it "speaks to children about what they can do, how and where they can do it and how they can work together" (Paiman & Terrani, 1998, p.1). They...

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    Models of Classroom Discipline: An Overview Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article provides a helpful overview of the several discipline models from which a teacher can choose. The environmental model looks at the physical arrangement and structure of the room. The personal model emphasizes recognizing feelings and values of...

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    North Pacific Union Teacher Handbook Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This handbook is designed to provide basic information about your responsibilities as a Seventh‐day Adventist teacher in a North Pacific Union Seventh‐day Adventist school. Although not all NPUC policies are included, a majority of those guidelines...

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    Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 4 - Treat All the Same - But Differently Preschool-Grade 12
    In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock discusses the importance of shaping our response to each child to their individual needs.

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    Nurturing Real Growth Newsletter 7 - Keep Things Simple Preschool-Grade 12
    In this redemptive discipline article for parents and teachers, McClintock explains the importance of keeping rules simple and few so they can be easily followed.

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    Peace Education - Classroom Management Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation concerns the building of community and belonging in the classroom. It guides teachers toward the promotion of self discipline within the young child so conflict resolution is much easier and the outcome makes...

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    Practical Guidelines for Classroom Discipline Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article discusses six guidelines for classroom discipline: 1) knowing the purpose of discipline; 2) making the connection between instruction and behavior; 3) developing a repertoire of models; 4) teaching social skills; 5) planning the first two weeks...

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    Prepare, Manage and Care - Reflecting on Challenges and Change Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Reflecting on her journey since beginning her career as a multi-grade teacher, the author (now retired) summarizes what she's learned in the following principles: "Know your stuff, have good classroom management and show you really care."

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    Preparing for the Beginning - The First Days of School Experience Tertiary-Lifelong
    The First Days of School Pre-Service Training Program at Andrews University has been recognized by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education as being exemplary and worthy of emulation. The program successfully prepares pre-service teachers...

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    Rituals - Expressions and Celebrations of Belief Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Rituals and traditions provide stability and a framework for discerning meaning. They also help to connect people of different generations or cultures. Rituals lead to a sense of permanency and legitimacy in spiritual matters. By establishing routines in the...

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    Sample Student Handbook Policies - Pacific Union Conference Preschool-Grade 12
    Reference this document when developing a school handbook for an Adventist school. Sections to include in North America Division schools are included. Some sections can be used verbatim and other sections refer to information from the Pacific...

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    So What's a Principal to Do? Thoughts on How to Help Teachers With Classroom Management and Discipline Problems Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The authors clarify some important issues involved in classroom discipline and management in a Christian school. A case study illustrates what a principal should do to help a teacher with classroom discipline and management.

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    Strategies for the Christian Teacher - Moral Development and Student Behavior Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Using Kohlberg's levels of moral reasoning, the author points to different aspects of student development. Students in Adventist schools need to be developing to the highest level of moral development and behavior. The author lists strategies which can be...

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    Teaching Principles of Jesus, Part 1, An Introduction Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article presents Jesus' life and ministry as an ideal model for Christian educators, and seeks to identify and examine the teaching principles that guided His life. Principles discussed include: meditation, personalized instruction, inquiry, teaching...

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    Template: Daily Lesson Plan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A downloadable lesson plan template for daily classroom activities.

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    Template: Lesson Plan for 40 Minute Class Template Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An interactive downloadable 40 minute lesson plan template.

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    The Classroom Teacher and the Silent Epidemic Grade 1-Grade 12
    Hearing impairment affects one person in fifteen, and has thus been described as the silent epidemic. This article outlines theoretical consideration of hearing impairment, essential to understanding what it is and how to identify it. Four approaches for dealing...

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    The Day Bruce Threw a Chair - Perspectives on Classroom Management and Discipline Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this article, the authors discuss classroom management and classroom discipline, who is ultimately responsible for learning, and social-emotional learning.

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    The Impact of a Physical Activity Session on Year Two Students Subsequent Classroom Behaviour Grade 1-Grade 4
    "The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a 30-minute physical activity (PA) session on Year Two students’ subsequent classroom behaviour...findings highlight the potential value of physical activity as a strategy for increasing student...

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    The Learning Factory - Making Your Classroom Run Like a Well-oiled Machine Preschool-Grade 12
    Creating a classroom climate where all learners can best learn takes careful planning and management of practices and procedures, the physical surroundings, communicating with parents clearly and often, setting the stage for learning, building a team that...

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    The Relationship Between Students and Teachers Perceptions of Classroom Control and Teacher Morale in Seventh-day Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose. This study investigated the relationship between students' and teachers' perceptions of teachers' ability to control students and teacher morale in selected Seventh-day Adventist schools. Procedures. The population consisted...

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    The Research States... Where Do You Fit In? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What research has found about effective Seventh-day Adventist teachers and effective classroom managers.

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    The Role of Social Emotional Learning in Impactful Classroom Management Preschool-Grade 8
    Read this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session to "discover how the alignment of Adventist educational philosophy and transformational classroom management will result in developing the skills needed to create trauma-sensitive learning...

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    The Substitute Teacher: Essential Partner in Christian Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    It is time for Christian educators to critically examine substitute teaching programs in Christian schools. Principals should take responsibility for developing a substitute teaching program that includes recruitment, orientation, supervision, and evaluation....

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    Thematic Management in Small Schools - The Itty Bitty City Grade 1-Grade 8
    A classroom that is managed well creates a learning environment which facilitates positive student interaction, effective engagement in learning, and self-motivation. Using overarching themes in the classroom helps students learn to work together toward common...

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    Tips - Dealing with Disruptions in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article offers a discipline plan to deal with disruptions in the classroom.

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    Tips - Implement a Positive Approach to Managing your Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This short article discusses issues to consider before school begins and then manage through the school year, as well as how to deal with disruptions.

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    Tools for a Successful First Year of Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is full of practical ideas to implement in your classroom. You will find help on organization skills; relationships with students, parents, teachers and supervisors; and classroom management.

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Is It Possible to Teach Students about Service Using a Classroom Management System? Grade 3-Grade 6
    "Fraser, a Year Five teacher at Northpine Christian College, wants his students to understand that there is more to life than material gain. Using a class management system, he adapts the program and adds a twist to help his students recognise the value...

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    Verbal Routines Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Research shows that verbal routines are effective classroom discipline practices. Presented in this article are several simple, yet effective, verbal routines in which a teacher consistently uses the same or similar words in a given situation to deal with...

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    Working with Challenging Behaviors in Preschool 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Read the presentation of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, which identified "typical behaviors of preschool ages based on the work of Dr. Arnold Gesell in order to identify atypical behaviors. Presenter [discussed] several philosophies of behavior...