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Classroom Management Tips for Kids and Adolescents. Classmanagement. 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

How to Handle Classroom Management Like A Referee. As I was watching my favorite hockey team the other day, I noticed something that struck me during one of the brawls that (for whatever reason) still occur in the almost every game.

How to Handle Classroom Management Like A Referee

I was amazed as the guy wearing the black and white striped shirt held two huge athletes at bay and got them to stop fighting without even being phased. He calmly talked to both players, they released their stranglehold on one another, and the game continued (after penalty minutes were distributed, of course). 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. <title>Classroom behavior management and behaviour management.

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Mac Buy Dr. Smart Classroom Management. 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. 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 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! 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. 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. The teacher acts as the facilitator walking around the class and ensuring teams are supporting each other.

Team formation– It’s important that teams consist of students with different abilities, skills, and cultural backgrounds.Structuring of tasks– Tasks should be designed so that one student cannot complete the task but each member’s contribution is needed. Please check out the incredible thoughts shared by many educators in this Voicethread! 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. #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). 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. 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. Docs Templates.