202: How to Manage a Difficult Classroom

How do you deal with a badly behaved class?

In this episode, I am diving into the very important topic of classroom management. Specifically, I am talking about how to manage that class that the rest of the school says is one of the most difficult classes in the building… you know the one!

I am sharing what I’ve learned over the years so that you can go home at night without stressing about your kids’ behavior. 

These tips and strategies will help you lay the foundation for your classroom management. Trust me, foundational work is the key to success here. 

If you have a class that eats supply teachers alive, chews them up, and spits them out so that they never want to come back, this episode is for you. If you know a teacher that does have that kind of class, pass this episode along!

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: How to Manage a Difficult Classroom

  • Why you should praise publicly but criticize privately 
  • Using individual behavior programs for students who need them
  • How to avoid giving attention to negative behavior 
  • Understanding the social hierarchy in your classroom
  • How to get your students on your side 
  • Respecting your students freely while earning their respect in return
  • The importance of getting to know your students 
  • Building strong relationships with your students


No matter how difficult your class may be, there are some foundational things that you can do to set yourself up for success when it comes to classroom management. Once you have these foundational things in place, actually managing your classroom gets a whole lot easier. Trust me!

If you’re interested in a program that will get your class working collaboratively to earn points and improve behavior, check out the Kudos Club at www.kudosclub.com


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Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy:

201: How to Assess Reading

200: Ask Me Anything

199: Classroom Management Fundamentals


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