75 Quick and Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

75 Quick and Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions

1st Edition

By Bryan Harris, Cassandra Goldberg


112 pages

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This very well organized book is packed with practical solutions to the most common classroom problems – side talk, rude behavior, calling out, students losing focus, and students refusing even to try. Every solution is classroom-tested, highly effective, and quick and easy to implement! Use this book to help make your classroom a happier, more productive learning environment – one in which your students thrive and everyone benefits!

Table of Contents

A Head Start

Advance Organizers


Attention Signal

Audio Recording

Be Brief, Be Positive, Be Gone

Be the Model

Bean Bag

Behavior Contracts

Behavior Tracking

Check-In Statements


Choice of Order

Chunk Tasks

Clear Directions

Closed Fist

Color Codes

Communicate with Home

Compliment and Congratulations

Concrete Reminders

Course Evaluation

Describe the Request

Eliminate Distractions


Engaging Frames

Extend an Invitation

Eye Contact

5-Minute Focus Group

Focus on Process

Give a Gift

Give a Job

Graph the Results

Greet and Read



I Messages

If-Then Statements

Increase Feedback

Learn to Ignore

Likely Before Unlikely

Looks Like, Sounds Like, Feels Like

Minimize Anxiety

Offer the Door

Personal Goals

Photographic Evidence

Planted Questions

Positive Self-Talk

Private Office


Questions of Concern

Ramp Up Relevance

Rating Scales

Right to Pass

Secret Signal

Sentence Starters



Solicit Good Intentions

Special Seating

Specific Time Frames

Sponge Activities

Stand and Stretch

Start Statements

Start Strong, End Strong


Talking Chips

Teacher-Approved Toys

Teaching Spot

Thanks in Advance

Three More Minutes, and…

Track the Lesson

Traffic Light

2 x 10 Method

Victory List

What You Could Have Said Was

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