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.
However, we must show our learners how to act in order to have a successful journey. How our learners approach that journey- their attitudes and behaviors- will determine if they end the journey better individuals than they were before they entered our classrooms. Even though classroom management isn’t adequately taught in most teacher development programs, I think it is one of the most important skills for a teacher. 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 #3: Ask a Learner #30goals. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, January 30th 2012 Goal 3 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2012!
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!
We have an incredible time. Recently, we discussed the benefits of cooperative learning. Through cooperative learning students learn effective team work through: Accountability– students realize the contribution of each individual will determine the success of the task.Team building– students learn how to listen to each other, resolve conflicts, delegate tasks, set deadlines and support each other. 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.
My presentations. Smart Classroom Management. How To Have Jedi-Like Classroom Management Powers. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”
-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. Here’s how: They take full responsibility. #StuVoice Finland Shares the ‘Characteristics of an Effective Teacher’ Fair, Dedicated, and Inspiring.
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.
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 i) Make sure you have their full attention before giving instructions Make sure they are looking at you and not fiddling with a pencil, turning around, looking at a book, etc. 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.”
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. The Independent Project started in 2011 at Monument Mountain Regional High School, a public school in Massachusetts, after a student named Sam Levin advanced an idea about students creating their own learning environment in order to find the engagement and mastery he felt were lacking in many teacher-designed classes.
In this model, teachers serve as mentors and coaches, not as direct instructors, while students pose questions and find ways to answer them. After the first semester, an evaluation was undertaken and changes were made to the model. Physical Space Influences Teaching and Learning. If you're really committed to eliminating the sage on the stage, give up the stage.
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. It made me think about how this rectangular space of ours could work differently. Then we received 20 refurbished laptops from Computers for Schools . The graphics above show different ways we arrange desks through the year, each with its own feel and purpose, but, the T arrangement against the walls has had the biggest effect on me and the students. 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.
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. Anyway, today I have complied a list of some awesome quotes websites that you can refere back to whenever you or your students are in need of some quotes.
Now there is no more excuse as to not trying them. Docs Templates.