Classroom Management: How to End the School Day

Somehow, the end of the school day almost always brings about classroom chaos. Even the best educators fail to use classroom management to ensure that the end of the day is smotth, which can bring about strewn backpacks, yelling kids, running, and other elements of loss of control.

But with a little classroom management in the form of planning, you can make the day’s end as uneventful as the rest of your well-oiled day. Today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who is a seasoned elementary school educator based on the East Coast, takes a look at how to use classroom management to make the day’s end a pleasant time.

Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Create a “Closing Routine”
  • Take Time to Clean Up
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “By taking the last 15 to 30 minutes of class time to have a set routine, you are eliminating all of the unwanted behavior and chaos that comes with the winding down of the end of the day. Make sure to keep your routine simple and to do the same thing each day. Children thrive on routine, and it’s important to keep it the same up until the very last minute of your day.”

How do you end your classroom day? Do you have any tips or tricks that make ending the day productive? Please share your ideas, we would love to hear your thoughts.

School Attendance Teaching Strategies

School attendance is absolutely important if education is to be effective. Think about it: If kids aren’t in class, then learning cannot be achieved. It’s simple, and it’s the reason that so many schools have incentive programs attached to things like perfect attendance.

Today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator on the East Coast, addresses the importance of the school attendance, and offers up some teaching strategies for educators to beef up their attendance records.

Janelle’s ideas include:

   Educate Parents on the Value of Attendance
   Have a Strict School Attendance Policy
   Prepare Student Contracts
   And more!

In summation, Janelle notes: “School attendance matters, that’s a fact. Schools need to implement preventive programs and policies that ensure students are attending each and every day.  These policies, when effective can be a lifesaver for the students who normally miss a lot of school. Schools need to form a partnership with parents where together they can develop a plan that will improve school attendance so that all students will have a chance a bright future.”

What are some things you do to get students to come to your classroom? Do you have any special tips or tricks that you use?