Tools. Quizzing Tools. Library Patch. Vocabulary. Video Resources. Getting Control of Classroom Transitions | Heidi Songs. Here are TEN effective ways to help teachers get control of classroom transition times. If you have ever dreaded transitioning your class from one center to another, or have regularly lost valuable class time just waiting for your kids to settle down and be seated after lunch or recess, then this is for you! Here are some of the techniques that have worked for me in Kindergarten, first, and second grade. Chances are, a few of the ideas here will work for you, too! **UPDATE – FREE SHIPPING THIS WEEKEND ONLY! TODAY 3/12/16 THROUGH SUNDAY 3/13/16!! Use the code MARCH2016 at checkout!! :)** I think that the biggest problem with maintaining classroom control during transition times is that it takes energy, planning, intention, and TIME. 1.
When bringing kids in the door, get their attention first, and quiet them down. 2. Things will always run more smoothly if you make them routines, because then your kids will be on “auto-pilot!” 3. 4. 5. Let’s face it. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Follow me! What is the impact? - The Leader In Me. Create a Leadership Culture Leader in Me schools use school culture as a powerful vehicle to affirm the worth and potential of students throughout the physical and emotional learning environment. In addition, schools effectively distribute leadership responsibilities across staff, students, and parents, and regularly hold leadership events to build identity and unity within the school community.
What Research Says… "I believe that culture is the hidden tool for transforming our schools and offering our students the best learning possible. Traditionally, policymakers have focused on curriculum as the tool for transformation, naively assuming that teachers merely deliver curriculum to their students….In reality, curriculum is something that is enacted with students. (Ritchhart, 2015, p. 6) "[...] there is a compelling body of research that underscores the importance of school [culture]. (Conzemius, A. To Round. Connections, Not Consequences. I was recently at an intermediate school observing the classrooms of teachers who had signed up for assistance in working with one or more of their difficult students.
As expected, I saw a range of inappropriate behaviors among the kids I was asked to observe, including Keegan wandering around the room, Carlton with his head on the desk, Shaleesha and Louisa bickering over a pencil, and Manny making squeaky noises. Later on, I met with each of five teachers to discuss their concerns and explore strategies.
While every teacher had no trouble reciting a litany of these students' disruptive behaviors, I was amazed that, three months into the school year, not one was able to tell me any of the students' favorite out-of-school interest, hobby, or activity. Hiding my shock, I suggested that it might be a good idea to engage each student to discover these things so that, going forward, they might be better prepared to reach out and connect in a positive way. Why the disconnect? 1. Remedy 2. 3. Organizing Student Usernames and Passwords - Teaching With Simplicity. Standards & Learning - South Carolina Department of Education. Resources Toolkit for New Teachers.
Before you dig in to the resources, consider advice from veteran educator Elena Aguilar in her post, "What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher. " Also, listen to encouragement and insight from a variety of educators who describe what they would have said to themselves on their own first day of teaching, in the video "If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day of Teaching. " Preparing, Planning, and Support To set the stage for a successful first year of teaching, it’s important to do some advance planning and preparation. We’ve collected a variety of of resources to help new teachers start the year off right. (20+ Resources) Designing the Learning Environment For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment. (15+ Resources) Classroom-Management Fundamentals Lesson and Curriculum Planning A Primer on Assessment Technology-Integration Basics Working With Parents.
Primary Possibilities: Wednesday Wisdom- Technology. If you are lucky enough to have an iPod or iPad in your classroom you know that they can be great motivators for students. There are tons of apps that teach and reinforce what your students need to learn. You also know that keeping kids in the app that you want them in is usually not quite so easy! You suddenly hear the sounds of birds flying through the air and pigs oinking and you know that someone has found their way to that Angry Birds app you just can’t bring yourself to delete. Here are step-by-step directions for keeping your students on task and on the right app. I am showing this using my iPhone but these same steps can be used on iPods, iPads, and iPad Minis.
Link up below with a technology idea, tip or product that you would like to share! Endless Possibilities Stephany (Linkup closed) Classroom Management Genius on Pinterest | Classroom management, Behavior Management and Student. Home. Monarchlibrary - OrderInTheLibrary. What Every New Media Specialist Needs to Know. These 10 tips can help your career get off to a great start Illustration by Steve Wacksman It’s not easy being a media specialist, especially if you’re new to the profession or you’ve switched schools and you’re suddenly the new kid on the block. Let’s face it, many administrators and teachers don’t understand what we do. And like it or not, we’re still battling that age-old stereotype of the school librarian as a little old lady with a bun who shuffles around shushing people. How can you help others see that you’re a creative, computer-savvy information specialist who works hard to collaborate with students and teachers? How can you become the dynamic leader you’re meant to be?
Take a deep breath! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Copyright Explained: I May Copy It, Right? With blogging comes great responsibilty. You define the content of your weblog and you carry the full responsibility for every word you’ve published online. More than that, you are responsible for comments in your posts. To make sure you fulfill your legal obligations, it’s important to know, what you, as blogger, may or should do; and you have to know, how to achieve this.
After all, the ignorance of the law does not make one exempt from compliance thereof. From the legal point of view, Copyright in Web is often considered as the grey area; as such it’s often misunderstood and violated – mostly simply because bloggers don’t know, what laws they have to abide and what issues they have to consider.
That’s time to put facts straight. You don’t have to read the whole article, you can read a brief overview of the key-points in the beginning of the post. Copyright in the Web: An Overview Link What is Copyright? Copyright in the Web Link Copyright applies to the Web. You May… Link Grey Area Link. Whslibrary | COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE. Using QR Codes in the Classroom to Enhance Learning. Classroom Management Genius on Pinterest | Classroom management, Behavior Management and Student. Home. BIBLIOTECHE SCOLASTICHE INNOVATIVE. Managing and Organizing.