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School / NOISE…removing one letter at a time when our voice level gets too loud. When NO is left, there is NO more talking! Love this! A lot more clearer than just putting up strikes on the board or letting the noise escalate to a point where you just cut. Glue a pom pom ball to the top of students' dry erase ... Grammaropolis. Handling Difficult Students The First Week Of School.

Hoping to head misbehavior off before it starts, most teachers try to be proactive with difficult students.

Handling Difficult Students The First Week Of School

Even before the bell rings on the first day of school, they peruse their new roster looking for those few whose reputation precedes them. They chat up previous teachers. They scrutinize student files. How To Handle Misbehavior The First Two Weeks Of School. Your new students will likely be on their best behavior for the first few days of school.

How To Handle Misbehavior The First Two Weeks Of School

But by the second week, you and your classroom management plan will be tested. After all, your students don’t really know you. Maybe you’ll be like the pushover teacher they had last year. Maybe you’ll be inconsistent or easy to fluster. Maybe you won’t really mean what you say. First Days of School. Now for the lesson...

First Days of School

I prepare a list of facts about myself, ranging from where I was born to I manage my own fantasy baseball team, and other similarly "interesting" facts.. I fold each one and put them all in my fact jar. I have a large piece of white butcher paper taped to the board with my name circled in the center. (this introduces the freeform concept mapping activity I use regularly in class) I ask for volunteers and one by one the students illustrate the fact and students guess what it is... when someone gets in right, they illustrate the next fact... Each class produces a free form map of me! The next day - I leave all the classes maps of me up, and pass out a 20 question "quiz" in multiple choice format, and tell them to feel free to use the "visual resources" on the wall. Fostering Relationships in the Classroom. Students and teacher need to develop positive and trusting relationships in an effective classroom.

Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

It is also critical that all students, especially English-language learners, develop trusting and enriching relationships with each other. There are many activities which can be used for both introductory purposes and throughout the year to build and maintain positive relationships in the classroom. 7 First Day of School Activities Students Love. The first day of school will be here before you know it.

7 First Day of School Activities Students Love

Most teachers face the big day with enthusiasm, but they dread the inevitable challenge: what to do on the first day of school. Every teacher’s approach is different. Icebreakers _word doc._.doc. Detective Game by Peter Pappas. I did not waste the opening week of school introducing the course – my students solved mysteries.

Detective Game by Peter Pappas

I took simplified mysteries and split them into 25-30 clues, each on a single strip of paper. Read my blog post on how I used this lesson. I used a random count off to get the kids away from their buddies and into groups of 5-6 students. Each group got a complete set of clues for the mystery. Each student in the group got 4-5 clues that they could not pass around to the other students. Classroom Architect. TeachBytes. Random Name Generator. Bouncy Balls - Bounce balls with your mouse or microphone. A Classroom Management Strategy For The First Days Of School. At the start of a new school year, it’s common for teachers to send home a packet of information for parents.

A Classroom Management Strategy For The First Days Of School

This packet typically consists of school policies and procedures, daily schedules, papers to be signed, and hopefully a classroom management plan. This is all fine and good. But by throwing all this information together in a single packet, you’re missing an opportunity to get classroom management started with a bang. The Biggest First Day Of School Mistake You Can Make. There is a common mistake teachers make on the first day of school that sets in motion bad student habits and misbehaviors that can last the rest of the school year.

The Biggest First Day Of School Mistake You Can Make

That’s a big statement, I know. But this one particular mistake will be responsible for scores of teachers getting off to a disastrous classroom management start—one many will never recover from. And what makes this mistake most troubling is its deviousness. You see, it’s a sneaky little thing, harmless in appearance and barely noticeable, even to the most discerning professional eye. Most teachers won’t even know they made a mistake, let alone one so spectacular, until weeks later when it hits them like a splash of cold water to the face. And even then, they won’t know what it is they did wrong. It starts innocently. Why You Should Smile On The First Day Of School.

You’ve likely heard the oft-repeated recommendation that teachers should never smile the first three months of the school year.

Why You Should Smile On The First Day Of School

The idea being that if you show kindness toward your students, they’ll see it as a weakness and take advantage of you. Hogwash. Although it’s true students can and often do come to the conclusion that their teacher is a pushover, it has nothing to do with showing kindness. How A Simple, First-Week-Of-School Classroom Procedure Can Inspire Excellence In Your Students.

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.

How A Simple, First-Week-Of-School Classroom Procedure Can Inspire Excellence In Your Students

~Colin Powell Classroom procedures are critical to classroom management success. They save loads time and energy, reduce stress and misbehavior, and make your teaching life a lot easier. The best part, though, is that when done in a certain way, they transfer excellence from the basic and routine…to the advanced and academic. In other words, by requiring excellence from your students for everyday procedures, like lining up to leave your classroom, you’re ingraining habits that make them better students. The opposite is also true. If your line is noisy, pushy, and looks like Lombard Street, then you’ll struggle to manage your students during academic work as well.