Educators need to establish routines and teach students about their expectations as part of a good classroom-management plan, according to the instructional coaches interviewed for this article. The coaches describe the challenges they commonly see in classrooms and offer advice to overcome them. "It's easy to see that a child is acting inappropriately, but we need to be open to the idea that it's something we did or didn't do that's contributing," instructional coach David Ginsburg said.

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