Reactive Classroom Moves

Reacting to Minor Misbehavior


Oftentimes it feels easier to ignore small potatoes misbehavior in class. Responding can feel like unnecessary confrontation, and could distract you from the flow of the lesson. But ignoring can't be an option - your expectations are in place because they're the backbone of a good learning environment.

Reacting to minor misbehavior doesn't have to be confrontational or distracting. If you can practice consistency and automaticity, holding firm on your classroom's unique core expectations will feel like business as usual.

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Teach Like a Champion

We share important core values with educator Doug Lemov, and have been inspired and influenced by "Teach Like a Champion." If you find Match Minis useful, we know you'll like his book, a broad and deep exploration of high-leverage, practical teaching moves.

From the author:

"Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a complete update to the international bestseller. This teaching guide is a must-have for new and experienced teachers alike. Over 700,000 teachers around the world already know how the techniques in this book turn educators into classroom champions. With ideas for everything from classroom management to inspiring student engagement, you will be able to perfect your teaching practice right away."

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