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New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals
Tips, Advice, and Strategies New Teachers: Classroom Management Essentials: Four easy-to-implement strategies you can put to use today to help foster learning in the classroom. (Edutopia, 2017) 19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies: Read about a few big strategies to keep in mind, and explore over a dozen quick interventions that can help keep students focused on learning. (Edutopia, 2016) Classroom-Management: Important Big-Picture Questions: Before getting into the minutiae, consider how you organize your space, what learning looks like, and how you’re building relationships with families. Tips for the Primary Grades The 5 Priorities of Classroom Management: Learn how to effectively manage a classroom by building relationships, leveraging time, and designing behavioral standards. Tips for the Middle and Secondary Grades Flexible Seating in Middle School: Learn how giving your students a choice about where and on what they can sit aids classroom management. Related:  ATT SORTERAFormation continue...

Jigsaw y flipped classroom en aulas multigrado de escuela rural. Durante el último mes de este curso 2016-2017, en mi centro, un colegio rural agrupado (CRA), se va a realizar una experiencia piloto, en la que se va a combinar el flipped classroom con una adaptación del jigsaw classroom a las condiciones de este tipo de centro educativo. Se pretende comprobar si este tipo de experiencias, pueden extenderse y convertirse en práctica habitual. La técnica de aprendizaje cooperativo jigsaw, fue diseñada, en 1971, por el Dr en Psicología Social Elliot Aronson (de ahí que se conozca también como puzzle de Aronson) para intentar mejorar las relaciones sociales, en las, en aquella época, incipientes escuelas multirraciales de Texas. Esta técnica pivota sobre la interdependencia que se genera entre los miembros del grupo, que “es lo que estimula a los alumnos a ser parte activa en su proceso de aprendizaje” (Aronson y Patnoe, 1997 citados en Traver y García, 2004). Esta política es consecuencia lógica, de las características propias de este tipo de aulas.

Behavior Management Tips from Veteran Teachers - TeacherVision A helpful list of tips about behavior management. Learn how you can make a classroom full of students run smoothly. Don't make any rules for your class that you are not willing to follow through with. Always be consistent and fair and let your students know that you mean what you say.Joan YoungChestatee Elementary SchoolGainesville, GAGrade Levels: 3-5The first few days are the most important ones of the year. Help children to formulate two or three rules for the classroom. If the kids help it's easier for them to own the rules.

9 Ways to Differentiate Your Whole Group Instruction Differentiating your instruction can be overwhelming. I get it. When you hear the word "differentiation" do you automatically start breaking your class into small groups? Or maybe you start scouring Pinterest for ways to differentiate the task students will do after you teach a lesson. What I want to share with you here are ways you can differentiate your whole group instruction... tailoring the teaching you do to your whole class so it better fits each of your student's needs. Hang on now. Here are nine ways: Let's say you are planning to introduce a new reading strategy tomorrow, "synthesizing" for instance. Instead, today try pre-teaching the main focus of the lesson to that small group of students. You don't have to choose your lower level students either. Where students sit can be effective in helping you differentiate your lesson. My goal is to move some students, who I expect to struggle, forward so I can interact with them more easily. Split Question Build-On Question

¿Qué es el design thinking? El design thinking es el proceso de innovar centrándonos en las personas, esto es, integrar las necesidades de las personas y el uso de las nuevas tecnologías para alcanzar el éxito en nuestra empresa. Un proceso ágil que busca encontrar las soluciones prácticas ante los problemas de las personas. Principales pasos del Design Thinking El proceso de Design Thinking es muy parecido al del lean startup, incluyendo el desarrollo de ideas previo, buscando definir una idea, investigar sobre ella y poder llegar a una solución lo antes posible. Definir: definimos el problema y qué palabras emplearemos para resolverlo. Investigar: aquí queremos empatizar con las personas que forman parte del proceso de investigación. Idear: podemos hacer un brainstorming de todas las ideas que tengamos para encontrar la solución al problema del cliente. Prototipar: el producto mínimo viable forma parte de este proceso. ¿Qué aporta esta técnica a tu empresa? El design thinking como estrategia para la innovación

27 Classroom Management Strategies To Keep Things Fresh 27 Classroom Management Strategies To Keep Things Fresh Classroom management is as much about instructional design and relationships as it is rules and discipline. Though there are certainly exceptional situations, in general the more you’re having to hold them under your thumb, the more likely it is adjustments are necessary elsewhere. We recently shared on of Mia Macmeekin’s graphics–one thematically similar–when we published the visual “27 Ways To Respond When Students Don’t.” A nice follow-up to that collection are the following strategies that you can add to your teacher tool-belt. Oh–and check out our two favorite sets of classroom rules while you’re at it. 27 Classroom Management Strategies To Keep Things Fresh

Teen Engagement in Learning Starts With Respect We know that adolescents are acutely aware of when adults are treating them with respect and when they aren't. We also know that engagement leads to successful academic outcomes and a greater sense of well-being for both the student and educator. If teens are more likely to engage with adults who respect them, it's safe to say that respect is essential to student learning. When adolescents describe the ways in which they experience respect, they report that they want to feel challenged by being pushed beyond their comfort zone. They want adults to hold the bar high for them. They feel respected when adults listen and respond to them without judgment, and accept their beliefs and values, however different from their own. But adolescents can be uniquely frustrating to many adults. We can demonstrate at least six specific skills to help create a respectful relationship with teens. 1. All behaviors have a function. 2. 3. 4. 5. Without self-awareness, we cannot be effective, helpful adults.

Ten books every teacher should read | Teacher Network Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only books on education that teachers need to read. But if I was about to enter the classroom as a teacher for the first time or was looking to improve my practice, I would probably want to read something with more practical advice on what I should be doing and, more importantly, on what I shouldn’t. Much of what happens in a classroom is highly variable and hard to define, but over the last 10 years a wealth of books has sought to draw together evidence from other fields and provide a series of “best bets” on what might have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few of them. Why Don’t Students Like School? Understanding is remembering in disguise In this eminently readable book, Willingham takes findings from cognitive science and applies them to the classroom in a straightforward and practical way.

Celebrate Languages 20 Classroom Management Strategies Paper airplanes fly across the room. Students race between desks. You can’t get a word in, as they yell over you. It doesn’t have to be this dramatic, like a movie scene you’d watch in a media literacy lesson, but poor classroom management will almost assuredly elevate your stress and burnout rates. Unfortunately, 2006 research indicates that teachers overwhelmingly report lack of professional development support in improving classroom management. Despite this unideal situation, there are straightforward approaches you can implement by yourself. Available as a downloadable list to keep at your desk, below are 20 research-backed classroom management strategies and techniques. Use the ones that best appeal to your situation and teaching style. Universal classroom management strategies 1. Make a habit of demonstrating behavior you want to see, as many studies show that modeling effectively teaches students how to act in different situations. 2. 3. 4. “Do you have a question?” 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 11.

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step All of us have had major classroom disruptions that try our patience and push our limits. These incidents can threaten our sense of control and generate fear of looking weak to other students. We fear that other students might do the same thing if we don't take a strong stance. Couple these feelings with the possibility of taking the disruption personally, and we have a recipe for disaster. It's important that we divide our response into two parts: Immediate stabilizationIntervention to resolve these issues Crisis Management If you go to the emergency room, the goal is not to make you better (unless the required treatment is minor). The same is true in the classroom. Calming down requires time for both the student and teacher to depersonalize the incident. Common wisdom tells us to intervene as fast as possible, that waiting is a bad thing. Do's, Don'ts and 5 Examples Understand that stabilizing is not excusing, letting the student get away with anything or ignoring. Things to avoid:

Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing Chemistry seems to inspire a D mentality: A significant number of students just want to pass the class to meet their graduation requirement, and do it with as little effort as possible. Take Evelyn, for example. A junior in my chemistry class in the spring of 2015, Evelyn was bright, but she didn’t see chemistry as relevant to her present or future, so she kept her head low, didn’t engage with the material, missed about 20 percent of the class, and seemed to target a grade of 60 percent. That was at the beginning of the year. By the end of the term, Evelyn was sitting in the front row, volunteering to demonstrate how to solve problems, and getting frustrated with herself when her final grade in the class was a B. Evelyn’s grade had gone from a 60 percent to an 85 percent, but the real changes that I saw in her were much more rewarding than an improved grade point average—she was engaged in learning, taking risks, and working harder than she had once believed she could. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Free Technology for Teachers Classroom Management - Stephanie Commyn's Special Education Website Developing an Effective Classroom Management Plan: 1. Develop a set of CLEAR, written, POSTED expectations that you can live with and enforce. This can be a set that you design on your own, develop with your students (class constitution), or is building wide. 2. 3. 4. Post > Teach > Review > Monitor > Reinforce Positive Behaviors It is VERY important to model your classroom rules, routines, and procedures from day 1 of the school year. Behavior Management: * Reinforce Positive Behaviors * Redirect Negative Behavior Many classrooms and schools are moving towards systems that involve students self-monitor their behavior, most often with visuals that allow them to see how their behavior has been throughout the school day. Students start on green every day. Green = Following rules, routines, & procedures. Yellow = 1st negative behavior: shouting out, not completing work, not following directions, unkind to another student, etc. ** Some classrooms have more than 3 colors Ways to Manage Noise: - Bell