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The Only Classroom Rules You'll Ever Need. If you’re looking for elaborate or decorative classroom management ideas, you won’t find them here. Though prevalent, such ideas are unnecessary, even counterproductive, for classroom management. On this site, we’re focused on only two things: 1. What works best. 2. Grow Rules 3. 37 Classroom Rules for Student Success. For many students (and teachers), the idea of classroom rules feels oppressive, stifling and sometimes just downright unfair. It’s difficult to balance the need for order and structure with the desire to build a collaborative, fun environment for learning. But proper classroom management techniques include developing rules that guide student learning and set expectations around classroom behavior. Class Rules Poster- Hashtags by Angela Cardenas. The Art of Control. Executive function — our ability to remember and use what we know, defeat our unproductive impulses, and switch gears and adjust to new demands — is increasingly understood as a key element not just of learning but of lifelong success.

Researchers at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University describe executive function as an air traffic control system for the mind — helping us manage streams of information, revise plans, stay organized, filter out distractions, cope with stress, and make healthy decisions. Children learn these skills first from their parents, through reliable routines, meaningful and responsive interactions, and play that focuses attention and stirs the beginnings of self-control. But when home is not stable, or in situations of neglect or abuse, executive function skills may be impaired, or may not develop at all, limiting a child’s success in elementary school and later life. Imaginary Play. This ‘Kindness Curriculum’ Is Free And Should Be Used In Every Classroom. Imagine living in a world that valued kindness enough to teach it along with academics.

Educators would teach kids to manage their emotions in addition to standard curriculum such as math and science. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? Well, the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created a free “kindness curriculum” for kids, designed to do just that. It’s a mindfulness-based curriculum for preschoolers that will bring kindness into the classroom.

“Faced with mental and physical health challenges at a global scale, we conduct rigorous scientific research to bring new insights and tools aimed at improving the wellbeing of people of all backgrounds and ages,” states the Center’s mission statement. Elementary Classroom Management. 3 Part Classroom Management SystemSubmitted by Maryann from Philadelphia I have a 3 part system.

Elementary Classroom Management

Whole group: for rewarding the class as a whole for behavior I put one marble in a jar every time the whole class has good behavior (example walking through the halls quietly). Then when the jar is full the class gets a cupcake party. Table groups: I have charts hanging up in the front of the room for table stars. I use it to get them to get all their books out quickly, keep the area clean, stay quiet, etc. Individual: It is important for the students that are always doing the right thing and to encourage the others, I tape a 25 grid chart on the top of each desk.

Five and DownSubmitted by Holly from Florida Mrs. What is a token economy? How does the Moolah system work? At the end of the week, each student will fill out a Bean Banking sheet and visit the Moody Market to redeem beans. Classroom Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers. Updated 01/2014 "With what are you struggling?

Classroom Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers

" I ask. "I think I need some more direction on the little decisions like what do you do when a student complains about a stomach ache right before a lesson," replies student teacher. I wasn't expecting that answer, but it makes total sense. My student teacher says he feels like he makes 10,000 decisions a day, the decisions that are almost like breathing for me now. His question sent me back to when I had the same struggles. The Questions. Bringing Classroom Rules to Life. School rules.

Bringing Classroom Rules to Life

The mere mention of these words can elicit heavy sighs and moans from children and adults alike. 15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class - Have you fallen into the trap of saying “No talking!”

15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class -

Or “I need quiet!” All day long? CMC Ch2 2011. Classroom Rules – Whole Brain Teaching. Use the same approach for Rule 3 as you did for Rule 2.

Classroom Rules – Whole Brain Teaching

Rehearse the rule, “Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat” with the hand gesture; students raise their hands, then walk their fingers through the air. Then, use Wrong Way-Right Way. Reynaldo, on your cue, leaves his seat without permission. Great job of breaking the rule. Reynaldo leaves his seat again, you call out Rule 3, and the kids exclaim, “Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat!” Pinterest. The 5 P's: Meaningful Classroom Rules. How to Introduce Your Class Rules (Grades K-6)

A well-founded set of class rules has the power to make any school year great. Great teachers know that rules make learning possible and work hard to choose them. Follow these tips for coming up with the right rules for your class and implementing them. Keep It Simple Because rules are meant to serve students, they should be logical and straightforward enough that they make sense after minimal explanation.

If a rule is confusing and/or its purpose unclear, your students will have trouble practicing it. Don't overdo it.