Classroom Management Techniques to Manage Stress

It’s no secret that teaching is one of the most stressful professions out there. From grading papers to discipline to appeasing demanding administrators, the teaching profession is one that is jam-packed with stress. It’s easy for teachers to feel overwhelmed; and in this season of budget shortfalls, cutbacks, and other professional constraints, the stress can be almost unsurmountable.

Today on, we take a look at three classroom management techniques you can use to manage your stress levels. Frequent (and TeachHUB Magazine) contributing writer Janelle Cox tackles the tricky subject in today’s centerpiece article, and makes some sage recommendations, including indulging in a favorite hobby.

Janelle sums up her article like this: “If you feel that your workload is unmanageable and you are on the verge of teacher burnout, try the above activities. By decreasing your workload, you are decreasing your stress level, which will thereby increase your focus and help your students. If you still feel that your workload is unmanageable then maybe it’s time to talk to your administrator.”

Do you have any tips or ideas to manage your stress?

Activities to Develop Students' Spelling Skills

In this era of spellcheck, it’s easy to gloss over the importance of spelling in the classroom. But all teachers know the importance of accurate spelling acumen and how it affects the mastery of the English language.

Earlier this year, writer Janelle Cox outlined some new spelling mastery activities that will help your kids enrich their phonemic awareness skills, which will in turn help them learn to spell. These tactics included:

•   Go on a word hunt
•   Roll the dice
•   Create a story

Janelle also noted that practicing spelling in the for of repetition is a key to mastering the art of that skill.

Do you have any tips or activities to help students develop their spelling skills?