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Automatic Group Maker. Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them. Imagine that a student enters an English class to find that it's that most dreaded of days -- graded paper pass-back day.

Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them

As he receives his paper, his teacher begins to criticize him for his mistakes saying, "You should have known better than to write your thesis that way. " What if the teacher went on to add, "That's the third time this month. Bouncy Balls - Bounce balls with your microphone! Classroom Management Strategies To Take Control Of Noisy Students. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. 50 fun call-and-response ideas to get students’ attention.

Call-and-response is a time-tested technique for getting attention, not just in classrooms but in the military, in churches, at sports events, and in traditional cultures in various parts of the world.

50 fun call-and-response ideas to get students’ attention

Instead of repeating yourself, train students to respond to a fun or inspiring statement! Here are some tips for creating your own call-and-response: Clap or snap in patterns and have students repeat the patterns back. Using familiar songs and beats (from popular music or children’s songs) really gets kids’ attention.Sing or play a song or rhyme.

You can sing the first part and have students sing the second part. A-trauma-informed-approach-to-behaviors-in-the-classroom.pdf. 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students. My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom.

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

After the students left, she commented on how I asked the whole class a question, would wait just a few seconds, and then answer it myself. "It's cute," she added. Um, I don't think she thought it was so cute. To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings. Recently, we heard from a teacher who decided to create a more dynamic approach to his history class . . . by teaching it backward, starting with the present day.

To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings

"Here's the world around you and how it feels to live in it. What happened over the last 20 years to get where we are? What happened in the decade before that? " Unsurprisingly, he met resistance from parents, who thought his approach was crazy. From a neurological perspective, though, starting a history class from the present makes perfect sense. Drawing Out the Story Our brains love to make connections. That's not news -- most teachers know that providing context is helpful when introducing new material. What the human brain loves most of all is story -- logic and emotion tied together to bring meaning to a set of ideas. TIDY UP RHUMBA SONG BY MUSICAL PLAYGROUND. Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School. Jane Mount/MindShift The first few days of school are a vital time to set the right tone for the rest of the year.

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Many teachers focus on important things like getting to know their students, building relationships and making sure students know what the classroom procedures will be. While those things are important, Alan November, a former teacher-turned-author and lecturer says the most important ideas to hammer home will help students learn on their own for the rest of the year.

“The name of the game is to find the right information with the right question,” said November during a workshop at the 2014 gathering of the International Society of Technology in Education in Atlanta. Tools for Differentiation / FrontPage. Image Source: Free Web Page Headers What is Differentiated Instruction?

Tools for Differentiation / FrontPage

Adjusting the curriculum, teaching strategies, and classroom environment to better meet the needs of all students. 27 Attention-Getters For Quieting A Noisy 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. 26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer. 26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer by Terry Heick These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or education.

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

Engagement instead of bad behaviour

Combining Robotics With Poetry? Art and Engineering Can Co-Exist. Big Ideas Culture Teaching Strategies Sue Mellon By Barbara Ray At the beginning, people thought she was nuts.

Combining Robotics With Poetry? Art and Engineering Can Co-Exist

Sue Mellon, gifted support coordinator for Springdale Junior and Senior High/Colfax School in the Allegheny Valley School District, thought 7th and 8thgraders could develop a deeper understanding of poetry by playing around with robotics. “Originally, people looked at me like I was crazy,” Mellon said. Poetry isn’t always easy for students. “Science, technology, engineering, math, art—that’s all really important. “A lot of kids aren’t crazy about poetry,” Mellon said. Stories like Mellon’s can be found all around the Allegheny School District these days as the area, already renowned for its groundbreaking work in STEM, takes on STEAM.

[RELATED READING: Girls and Math: Busting the Stereotype] Regrouping Students To Leverage Instructional Expertise. A Noise Level Meter built for the Classroom.  Class Act! Reviews. Download the full app to input up to 100 classes with unlimited students.

Class Act! Reviews

A Class App to ensure your teaching is a Class Act! This intuitive app is designed to support teachers 'on the go' as they assess their students' progress throughout the lesson. Simple and quick to use, just tap students on the screen as they progress. Four Factors That Create Effective Classroom Management. Daily Assessment Of Student Learning Teaching Tips. Sesame Street: Hugh Jackman: Concentrate. Avoiding the Trap of "Q & A Teaching" "Q & A teaching" is a practice that I was sometimes guilty of, and one that I've frequently seen throw off a lesson in many other teachers' classrooms.

This occurs during the direct instruction portion of the lesson -- the instruction turns into a Q & A session instead of the teacher giving a clear model or explanation. 10322822_10152521821804917_583678349695416154_n.jpg (JPEG Image, 640 × 960 pixels) Matching learning spaces to physical and online spaces. Checking in Down Under with our DIY Teacher, Bianca! I’ve been interested in the role that physical spaces play in learning since I made a visit to SCIL late last year. Effective use of consequences as a behaviour management strategy. Simple Techniques Can Make You A Great Teacher. Classroom management.