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Survival Tips for Classroom Management. “We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” ~ Anonymous If we start the learning journey well with our learners then we can look forward to what the year ahead will bring.

Survival Tips for Classroom Management

However, we must show our learners how to act in order to have a successful journey. Goal 8: Rethink Student Behavior & Classroom Management #30Goals. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, February 9th 2011 Goal 8 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Goal Short-term-

Goal 8: Rethink Student Behavior & Classroom Management #30Goals

Goal #3: Ask a Learner #30goals. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, January 30th 2012 Goal 3 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2012!

Goal #3: Ask a Learner #30goals

Click the link to find out more about the new changes to this year’s 30 Goals Challenge for Educators! “Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” Cooperative Learning: Effective Team Work! 20+ Resources. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, November 19th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series Every Friday I am presenting free webinars thanks to American TESOL!

Cooperative Learning: Effective Team Work! 20+ Resources

We have an incredible time. Recently, we discussed the benefits of cooperative learning. Carrying Conversations: 10 Lessons Learned from Learners. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Tuesday, August 7th 2012 1st post in a new series: PLN Tips 4 Teachers and Goal 14: Carry a Conversation of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”~ Plato One of my favorite reads growing up was Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Carrying Conversations: 10 Lessons Learned from Learners

My presentations. Smart Classroom Management. How To Have Jedi-Like Classroom Management Powers. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”

How To Have Jedi-Like Classroom Management Powers

-Obi-Wan Kenobi There exists a quiet cadre of teachers who can take over any classroom—out-of-control, disrespectful, or otherwise—and get the students under control, quiet, and working within minutes. They have a certain presence about them, a certain unmistakable quality or vibe that reverberates from one student to the next, signaling that business is no longer usual. Almost magically students sit up straighter, listen more intently, and show a level of respect their former teachers would scarcely believe. This powerful, Jedi-like presence can only be described as the force of their personality. Upon asking students why they’re so different around such teachers, the common answer is, “I don’t know why I behave so well for Mrs. But the strategy these teachers use to command such reverence is no Jedi mind trick. #StuVoice Finland Shares the ‘Characteristics of an Effective Teacher’ Fair, Dedicated, and Inspiring.

#StuVoice Finland Shares the ‘Characteristics of an Effective Teacher’

Nice to meet you! I am Maria Puolakkainen, an outgoing high school student from Helsinki, Finland. I am a dedicated student and my principle academic interests center around politics, economics, and philosophy. I am also passionate about languages; with English and Finnish as my first languages, I am fluent in French and am a beginner in Swedish and Italian. Making a difference in the student community is very important to me; I am the vice president of the Finnish International Baccalaureate Society (FIBS) and a member of the chairing board of the Finnish Upper Secondary School Student Union (SLL). Classroom Management Strategies. Classroom Management Strategies To Deal With Rude Comments & Personal Questions This is a big problem in tough classrooms – rude students making it their mission to offend or embarrass a teacher by asking personal, probing questions.

Classroom Management Strategies

One of the worst things you can do in response to such comments is show that you’re bothered. If you give them an emotional response of any kind you’ll… Continue Reading → Seven Ways to Get Students to Follow Your Instructions. Innovative Teachers of English. If students designed their own school… it would look like this. Student Peter Boyce(By Charles Tsai) “It’s crazy that in a system that is meant to teach and help the youth there is no voice from the youth at all.”

If students designed their own school… it would look like this

That’s the opening line in a video called “If students designed their own schools,” about The Independent Project, a high school semester designed and implemented entirely by students. What did it look like? No quizzes. No tests. Physical Space Influences Teaching and Learning. If you're really committed to eliminating the sage on the stage, give up the stage.

Physical Space Influences Teaching and Learning

Stick some student desks right up front against the whiteboard, see what happens. I did, it is quite interesting. This past September I viewed the following video. Beep & Boop iPhone App - The Good Behavior Game by StoryBots. Students & Teachers - Google Docs Templates. Cup Management. Responsive Classroom. The Really Big List of Classroom Management Resources. S Guide Classroom Management Strategies and Resources Page. 5 Effective Ways to Calm Your Students Down. Behavior Management Printable Forms for Grades K-12.

Comets and the Solar System The European Space Agency successfully landed a probe (nicknamed "Philae") on the surface of a comet over 300 million miles from Earth! As scientists uncover the mysteries of Comet 67P, teach your students about the makeup, structure, and appearance of comets. Then, explore the rest of our wondrous Solar System. Handwashing Awareness A rare respiratory illness, enterovirus D68, is quickly spreading across the United States. Kids are especially susceptible. Like any virus, prevention starts with proper handwashing.

Poptropica Teaching GuidesPoptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! December Calendar of Events Happy Holidays! And IdeaPaint: Creating an Interactive Classroom [Video] We’re big fans of IdeaPaint, a special kind of paint that can turn anything into a dry-erase writing surface (you can read more about it here).

When you combine IdeaPaint’s ability turn any wall or surface into a canvas and Evernote’s ability to capture, archive and make that surface searchable, the possibilities for turning any room into an interactive environment are endless. These two products come together in a particularly exciting way in a classroom environment, which can become a more creative and engaging place to learn. When geography teacher Mike Curta reached out to us about his plans to transform his Eisenhower High School classroom using IdeaPaint and Evernote, we knew we wanted to learn more. Throughout the school year, Mike kept us updated with his progress by sending photos and email updates about the learning environment he created and the positive results he was observing. 8 Great Websites for Smart Quotations and Sayings. Quotes are a great way of adding 'a taste' to your writings. They also back ones ideas in such a way that the reader feels the professional touch all over the text.

Academically speaking, students rarely use this technique in their essay writing. I am not sure whose fault it is whether it is the teachers who do not teach students how to properly use quotes or students are reluctant when it comes to memorizing and using them. Docs Templates.