Classroom Management

10 Years of Social and Emotional Learning in U.S. School Districts Elements for Long-Term Sustainability of SEL
This report outlines six elements within a district that can help bring all stakeholders to the table to contribute to the long-term sustainability of Social and Emotional Learning. Each element is drawn from experience of partnering with the Collaborating Districts Initiative and informed by a review of their implementation reports and relevant research. 
Publication Date: November 2021
Publisher: CASEL

Arizona Social and Emotional Learning Competencies
The purpose of these competencies is to provide Arizona districts, schools, and those that partner with them, a set of desired knowledge, skills and behaviors that can be used to implement social-emotional learning within schools and classrooms and intentionally integrate within K-12 content areas.
Publication Date: September 2020
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Arranging a Classroom to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment
This article includes several suggestions teachers and schools can use to arrange the physical space of a classroom in order to facilitate inclusion.
Authors: Nicole Eredics
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Best Practices, Strategies, and Recommendations for Improving School Climate and Culture
This report reviews resources for interventions or approaches that may help to improve school climate and culture. Each resource includes a list of best practices, strategies, or recommendations.
Publication Date: March 2018
Publisher: Southeast Comprehensive Center at American Institutes for Research

Brief Intervention to Encourage Empathic Discipline Cuts Suspension Rates in Half among Adolescents
This article describes studies conducted by researchers at Stanford University in developing and testing an intervention to reduce suspensions by changing the attitudes of teachers who view discipline from a punitive mindset. 
Authors: Jason A. Okonofuaa, David Pauneskua, and Gregory M. Waltona
Publication Date: May 2016
Publisher: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Critters!: Rewarding Positive Behaviors
This intervention strategy uses the element of surprise and imaginatively designed reward slips as additional student motivators.
Author: Jim Wright
Publisher: Intervention Central

Effective Teacher Commands: Establishing Classroom Control
Teachers can reduce problems with student compliance and make their commands more forceful by following research-based guidelines for effective commands included in this article.
Author: Jim Wright
Publisher: Intervention Central

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Positive School Culture/Climate
This resource explains the benefits of developing a positive school culture, includes National School Culture Standards, and features a demonstration video from Arizona’s Villa Montessori Charter School.
Publication Date: May 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services

Good Behavior Game
This article explains an approach to the management of classroom behaviors that rewards children for displaying appropriate on-task behaviors during instructional times.
Author: Jim Wright
Publisher: Intervention Central

How to Sell SEL: Parents and the Politics of Social-Emotional Learning
To better understand parents’ take on SEL and to explore possible pitfalls in communicating with them about SEL and its place in schools, this nationally representative poll of 2,000 parents of children in grades K–12 was commissioned. The results can help educators and policymakers gain parental support for their efforts.
Authors: Amber M. Northern and Michael J. Petrilli
Publication Date: August 2021
Publisher: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Navigating SEL from the Inside Out Looking Inside and Across 33 Leading SEL Programs: A Practical Resource for Schools and OST Providers 
This guide provides detailed and transparent information about commonly used, evidence-based SEL programs for elementary, preschool, early childhood education providers, and out-of-school time organizations.
Authors: Stephanie M. Jones, Katharine E. Brush, Thelma Ramirez, Zoe Xinyi Mao, Michele Marenus, Samantha 
Wettje, Kristen Finney, Natasha Raisch, Nicole Podoloff, Jennifer Kahn, Sophie Barnes, Laura Stickle, 
Gretchen BrionMeisels, Joseph McIntyre, Jorge Cuartas, Rebecca Baile
Publication Date: July 2021
Publisher: Wallace Foundation

Positive Peer Reports: Changing Negative Behaviors By Rewarding Student Compliments
This class-wide intervention strategy is designed to address the socially rejected child who disrupts the class by seeking negative attention.
Author: Jim Wright
Publisher: Intervention Central

Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom
This guide includes recommendations and the quality of the evidence that supports them to help educators develop and implement effective prevention and intervention strategies that promote positive student behavior. 
Authors: Michael Epstein, Marc Atkins, Douglas Cullinan, Krista Kutash, and Robin Weaver 
Publication Date: September 2008
Publisher: Institute of Education Sciences

Reducing Problem Behaviors Through Good Academic Management: 10 Strategies
Included in this article are ten research-based ideas on academic management that no teacher of difficult-to-manage students should be without.
Author: Jim Wright
Publisher: Intervention Central

Respectful Classroom
This intervention uses review of classroom behavioral expectations, daily prompts, and student self-monitoring
'spot-checks' to improve classroom behaviors.
Author: Jim Wright
Publisher: Intervention Central

Safe Playgrounds
This is a description of an intervention package that teaches children appropriate rules for playground behavior and allows classrooms to earn rewards over time for positive behavior during recess.
Author: Jim Wright
Publisher: Intervention Central 

Smooth Classroom Traffic
This class-wide program can help to reduce noise levels and head off disruptive behaviors before they occur.
Author: Jim Wright
Publisher: Intervention Central

Teaching the Whole Child: Instructional Practices That Support SEL in Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks
This brief identifies instructional practices that promote student social-emotional learning and showcases how three teaching frameworks embed practices that influence academic learning and student social and emotional competencies.
Author: Nicholas Yoder
Publication Date: August 2013
Publisher: American Institutes for Research

What Are Classrooms Like for Students with Learning Disabilities?
This article discusses common classroom conditions that can and do affect many students adversely and includes some tips to remember when working with students with learning disabilities.
Author: Kate Garnett
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Reading Rockets