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‘Let It Go’: A New Set of Classroom Management Strategies for the 21st Century

Ed Surge – Jamie Schnepp

“I’ve made a promise to myself and my students: I have decided this year that I am making over my classroom into a “21st century” classroom. “What is a 21st century classroom?” you ask. 21st century classrooms include flexible seating, 1:1 technology, and student-led learning—in my opinion. But as in all classrooms, moving into the next century doesn’t mean that you completely forget everything you know. And what’s one crucial part of every successful K-12 learning environment—perhaps even the most difficult part of being a teacher? Classroom management. Making this move, which requires more of a hands-off approach, isn’t easy for me. I am a classroom management perfectionist, and so letting go of control of my classroom—or rather, changing the type of control I had—is unnerving for me. But, it’s been worth the transition thus far, as I can now share with you what I have learned.”(more)

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