Katie Kinder’s Top Ten Classroom Management Tips by Katie Kinder Learn their names; be relentless about pronouncing their names correctly. On day one, don’t take attendance out loud. The kids are not loyal to you yet, but they are loyal to the other students sitting in the room. They will save face in front of them, so be discreet. Have the students be working on something while you move about the room saying hello to each student, and learning how to pronounce their names, and what they go by. Any issue that arises beginning on day one, you must address.