#086: How to Do a Classroom Management Spring Reset

classroom management Mar 10, 2022

This time of year classroom management and behavior problems can start to surface or become even worse than they already were…

So today, let’s chat about getting a reset or restart on your classroom management. Sometimes we have to retrain and restart to gain a firmer foothold with managing our classrooms and dealing with student misbehavior. It’s easy to forget that our students are just that – students – kids - and they are still learning so many things. Including how to behave ALL day long.

That’s why we need to retrain periodically. We also need to remember…we are human and prone to making mistakes. Maybe we are not being as consistent as we were in the beginning of the year [because let’s face it…consistency is the root of most – not all - classroom management problems].

So, let’s take a break from reading strategies and talk classroom management today.


I know we're ALL getting antsy as spring approaches but now's not the time to ease up on the classroom behavior management.

Whether your students are doing well overall, they no longer seem to know what silence is, or they are spirally out of control, taking the time to reset and retrain your class in your expectations for the classroom is NEVER a waste of time. We're all tired and fraying around the edges. Let's face it, it's been a really hard couple of years! So give yourself some credit and some grace. And... let's get you and your class in shape to run the gauntlet that is the end of the school year with calm, grace, love, and self-control.

Listen in to the full episode to find out:
  • What a Classroom Management Reset is.
  • Why you need to retrain both you and your class.
  • What kinds of things to retrain.
  • How to retrain your students.
  • Priorities: Where to start and which things can wait a bit.
  • Tips and tricks to make life in the classroom more pleasant for everyone.

Listen to this episode for all the goodness [and don't forget to grab the free Power Phrase Worksheet and check out The Playground Packet: Problem-Solving Skills for the Playground].

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