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4 Mistakes New Teachers Make with Classroom Management (& How to Prevent Them)

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Welcome to Week #5 of the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year!

We are continuing our Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year where each week, I am sharing fresh, new content for you to guide and support you as you prepare for your first (or second, or third) year of teaching so you can feel fully prepared on that first morning and during that first week of school. Today, we are talking all about 4 Mistakes New Teachers Make with Classroom Management (& How to Prevent Them).

This topic is especially close to my heart because when you ask to join my private Beginning Teacher Talk FB group, I ask you three questions before you’re admitted into the group, and one of those questions is, "Please tell me what you’re struggling with right now in your teaching. What can I help you with?" And one of the most common responses is that you’d love some help with is classroom management.

So, if you’re nodding your head and you’re thinking, "Yup, Lori, that’s me," you’re in for such a treat because what I’m going to share with you inside this episode can save you so much unnecessary stress when it comes to classroom management.

Inside this training, you'll learn:

  • The 4 most common (and totally preventable) mistakes new teachers make when it comes to classroom management.

  • The 5 things to keep in mind when choosing a classroom management tool or strategy (which are painfully obvious once you know what they are).

  • The real reasons you may not be as consistent with your classroom management as you want to be.

  • How to remain flexible and nimble with your classroom management and finally have fun managing your classroom.

  • The top tools and resources I recommend to master your classroom management throughout the year.

I really struggled with classroom management in my first years of teaching, and I really wish someone had shared with me what you're going to learn today - so don't miss out on this special training, available only for a limited time. 

Also, if you want help with streamlining and trouble-shooting your classroom management, be sure to download my FREE resource:


If you aren't already a part of our Beginning Teacher Talk FB group, click below to ask to join so you don't miss out on weekly contests, practical tips & great conversations over the next 8 weeks:

Prefer to watch this training instead of listening to the podcast?

I'll be premiering a brand new video training each week for 8 weeks on my Beginning Teacher Talk FB page. Just click here to like and follow my page so you don't miss out on any of the notifications as new trainings come available each week. This series will only be available for a limited time, so don't miss out (and attend live for your chance to win prizes)!

I hope to connect with you during my FB training, and remember, just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one - even during Covid.

πŸ’› Lori

Dr. Lori Friesen | Beginning Teacher Mentor

Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, Dr. Lori Friesen has mentored thousands of beginning teachers across the country through her workshops and courses. Host of the popular podcast, Beginning Teacher Talk, and creator of the innovative literacy program for 1st and 2nd grade, Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed, Dr. Lori is dedicated to serving educators and inspiring learners. Learn more at and at

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Links & resources mentioned inside this training:


Related Episodes about Classroom Management:

Episode #013: They're Just Little: That's Why You Aren't Their Friend

Episode #095: Class Auction and Home Communication Books: My Secret to Developing Fantastic Parent Relationships

Episode #098: Develop Your Bag of Classroom Management Tricks



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