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Increasing Student Participation. Popsicle Sticks. Using Children’s Literature to Motivate Math Lessons. Teachers often use children’s literature to enhance or supplement a lesson in language arts, social studies or science.

Using Children’s Literature to Motivate Math Lessons

It’s not too often that you hear about teachers using children’s literature in math lessons. I’m not sure if it’s because teachers don’t know how to, or if it’s that they never realized how easy and effective it can be. Here we will take a look at how literature can enhance math lessons, as well as the stories that work well. Offering Choices to Students. EducationWorld is pleased to present this professional development resource shared by Dr.

Offering Choices to Students

Jane Bluestein, an expert in relationship-building, positive school climate and effective instruction. Like boundaries, choices are motivational tools that encourage young people’s cooperation through empowerment. Closure. Closure should come from the students stating what they learned during the class.


The intellectual work should be done by the students and not by the teacher. Oftentimes, teachers leave off the closure. It is the first thing to get cut off if time is running out at the end of the lesson. Closure Information1. t11 providingh2. Descriptive feedback stems. Pinterest. Engaging & Maintaining Students’ Attention. By Sandra Rief Arouse students’ curiosity and anticipation.

Engaging & Maintaining Students’ Attention

Ask an interesting, speculative question, show a picture, tell a little story, or read a related poem to generate discussion and interest in the upcoming lesson.Try playfulness, silliness, humor, use of props, and a bit of theatrics to get attention and peek interest.Use storytelling, real-life examples, and anecdotes. Students of all ages love to hear stories (particularly personalones, such as something that happened to the teacher when he or she was a child). Capture their attention at the emotional level if possible.Add a bit of mystery. Bring in an object relevant to the upcoming lesson in a box, bag, pillowcase. Culturally Responsive Strategies to Support Young Children With Challenging Behavior Article.

Psibehaviorspecpraise. BehaviorManagement ImportantFacts. ClassroomManagementTips. Express 11.02 - Capturing Students' Attention with Compelling Hooks. Capturing Students' Attention with Compelling Hooks Craig Simmons Captivating students is not always easy.

Express 11.02 - Capturing Students' Attention with Compelling Hooks

In fact, it is often one of the most difficult tasks a teacher has. With the latest technological gadgets and video games competing for their interest, capturing students' attention is critical. Comprehension Skill: Draw Conclusions. Njea. Cindy, a well-educated, highly qualified and recent college graduate pursuing a fourth-grade teaching position, offers a common response to the principal’s interview question, “How do you plan to manage your classroom?”


Cindy confidently responds, “I plan to develop a system where students will earn points for good behavior during the week and any student who earns a predetermined number of points will receive tickets to enter a raffle for prizes at the end of the week.” Like Cindy, thousands of graduates from teacher education programs across New Jersey excitedly prepare for the job search in hopes of landing a teaching position in this difficult job market. During these interviews, prospective teachers will undoubtedly be asked a question or two about classroom management. Responsive Classroom. Your Secret Weapon: Wait Time (Professional Development Teaching Advice, Grades K-12) Listen in on many classrooms at all levels, and you'll probably hear teachers asking question after question.

Your Secret Weapon: Wait Time (Professional Development Teaching Advice, Grades K-12)

With so many questions coming at them, students have little time to think. Looking at it another way: the more questions that are asked, the less thinking occurs. Establishing Classroom Rules and Expectations the First Week of School is Crucia. "Do we have to have classroom rules?

Establishing Classroom Rules and Expectations the First Week of School is Crucia

" is what some students always ask. Establishing class rules and expectations for effective classroom management the first week of school is crucial! It sets the tone of how you want your class to run and let's the students know what's expected of them early in the year. Keep in mind that students need and want discipline! "They are NOT your friend ! " I always started off the year stern and firm. Students need to know where they stand. . * Make sure your students know the consequences of breaking the class rules before hand and always follow through. * Be consistent, stand by what you say and always make sure the consequences are realistic - not, like this - "Class, if you misbehave again, no more gym for the rest of the year.

" Sticking With Students: Responding Effectively to Incorrect Answers. Proximity and Mobility - Top Ten Strategies for Classroom Management and Discipline. Proximity and Mobility Goofing off in the classroom is inevitable in every classroom regardless of how much experience a teacher has.

Proximity and Mobility - Top Ten Strategies for Classroom Management and Discipline

However, there are specific strategies that teachers use to maintain off-task behavior and that is the use of Proximity and Mobility. The picture below is a simple layout in an avearge math class. The "x" represents a teacher helping a student. Can you see who the first student most likely is going to be to goof off? The answer is the student in the back part of the right side of the room. Zones of Proximity. 356cdcd3-0990-4433-ab6a-4a83ff8afe13.doc. The Main Idea - The Highly Engaged Classroom.Pdf.


Classroom Management - perhaps good to share with the pre-service students in your school who might be struggling... - Outlook Web App, light version. What to Do About Tattling. "Jaime isn’t lining up in the right place.

What to Do About Tattling

" "Grayson said a bad word. " "Olivia hit me! " I know from teaching young children myself how challenging it can be to face a seemingly endless parade of students reporting things to you as you’re trying to teach. Figuring out how to deal with what we commonly call “tattling” can take a significant amount of time and energy and, as a result, teachers are often tempted to tell children to keep problems to themselves. Indeed, some schools enact tattling bans, and many well-meaning teachers ask me how to “enforce” such bans. While perhaps well-intentioned, discouraging tattling creates more problems than it solves. Adults say they care, but they won’t listen to my problems. Such inadvertent but powerful messages clearly work against the culture of emotional and physical safety we want to establish for our children. Guided Reading Guru / Guided reading lessons for grades K-6.


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