In recent years, "classroom management" has become associated with a particular type of education: lean, efficient, and fixated on individual achievement. On the other end of the spectrum, schools and teachers attempting to challenge this model sometimes assume they do not need any explicit "management" skills to serve their students well. What lies between these two extremes? How can a teacher build their classroom environment to be productive and engaging without being authoritarian? This session will take a close look at teaching strategies on a granular level, across subject areas and grade levels.
Participants will be invited to review some of the current trends and language used to describe classroom management, and then share and collect best practices from each other. The goal is to describe as many concrete techniques as possible.