#015: How to Have the Right Words at the Right Time for Better Classroom Management

classroom management Jul 10, 2020
Do you ever act in frustration when your students are misbehaving and then regret your words it later?

I have a simple strategy to help you avoid that mistake. Here's a simple strategy to help you apply what we know about the power of words to your classroom management. 

This episode is actually a recording from a talk I gave awhile back about how to prepare your words so you'll have the right thing to say at the right time when behavior goes south in your classroom. 

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Before you begin, you need to get your mindset right. I call the whole process Velvet over Steel. The steel is the backbone - your boundaries and commitment to consistency. I'm sure you've heard it all before. 

The velvet is the key here. It's your approach to any given situation. My strategy for you today addresses your approach. It's simple, easy to incorporate and sets you up for success, and...I call it the Power Phrase.

Here's a peek at what's inside this episode:
  • Why HOW you say things is just as important as WHAT you are saying.
  • Why you need to prepare your words in advance for optimal classroom management.
  • What is the Power Phrase and how can you decide what to say and why.
  • Why we use a delaying strategy to buy you time.
  • How this helps defuse hotheads.
  • What staying calm has to do with your students feelings.

Click here to listen. Don't forget to grab the Power Phrase Worksheet below.

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Links from this episode:

You can grab the following resources from my Freebies Vault here. 

  • Power Phrase Worksheet 
  • Teacher's Guide to Creating Desirable Habits in the Classroom

Here's links to other resources you might find helpful:



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