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Five Quick Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Five Quick Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers
I made a good number of blunders my first year teaching that still make me cringe. I learned though. And it's fair to say, when it comes to managing a classroom, most of what we learn as new teachers is trial by fire. #1 Use a normal, natural voice Are you teaching in your normal voice? Raising our voice to get students' attention is not the best approach, and the stress it causes and the vibe it puts in the room just isn't worth it. You want to also differentiate your tone. #2 Speak only when students are quiet and ready This golden nugget was given to me by a 20-year veteran my first year. So I tried it; I fought the temptation to talk. My patience paid off. #3 Use hand signals and other non-verbal communication Holding one hand in the air, and making eye contact with students is a great way to quiet the class and get their attention on you. Flicking the lights off and on once to get the attention is an oldie but goodie. #4 Address behavior issues quickly and wisely Related:  Classroom Managementclassroom managementClassroom Management

Le rôle de l’enseignant évolue (page précédente) Il y a plusieurs années, un enseignant qui utilisait le projecteur à acétate réussissait à capter l’attention de sa classe. Ensuite, quelques enseignants ont osé utiliser un ordinateur en classe et projeter du matériel sur un écran blanc. Maintenant, de plus en plus d’écoles s’équipent de matériel pour que les élèves puissent utiliser directement la technologie. Dans un monde idéal, tout le monde aurait son ordinateur portable ou sa tablette tactile branché à Internet (sans restriction quant aux types de contenus puisque l’école serait dotée d’un code d’éthique endossé par les élèves, comme au Collège Jean-Eudes, par exemple), et chaque classe serait minimalement dotée d’un kit de robotique et d’un tableau interactif pour la mise en commun. Philippe Auger enseigne au primaire, à Boucherville. On constate que l’école est un à tournant. Pour lire la suite À propos de l'auteur Audrey Miller Pour suivre l'auteur :

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign I remember exactly where I was when I had a watershed moment that changed me as a teacher forever. In fact, it inspired my EdSurge column, Why the 21st-Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks. I was working on my TEDx presentation at my local Starbucks and, looking around, I realized that everyone seemed to be happy, engaged in their work, and relaxed. Problem Solvers Now = Problem Solvers Later I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. What the Research Says Everything I do in my classroom is based on research and best practices for kids. Simple in-class activities can boost performance. Additionally, if you're looking to convince your administrators that flexible seating is right for your students or even your entire school, my principal Jason Markusen has some interesting thoughts on this subject. Classroom Redesign on a Budget Redesigning an entire classroom doesn't have to be expensive, especially with the help of Donors Choose.

What Makes a Good Presentation? – The Canswedian English Teacher So, you have told your class that they are going to do a presentation on something-or-other. You show them what should be included, how their Powerpoint should look, you even talk about how important it is to have proper grammar… But do we ever really teach them what it means to give a good presentation? I finally clued in to this last year. I made a Powerpoint last year, some activities and introduced it to my classes before they did their first presentation. Go through the Powerpoint with them – stopping at the slides that ask for activities. Warm up by brainstorming with them what makes a good and bad presentation. Here is the handout for the body language and gestures activities. And for those of you have seen enough Powerpoints to last a life time… here are some other options to show your kiddies.

27 Tips for Effective Classroom Management Infographic Teacher Infographics 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. The 27 Tips for Effective Classroom Management Infographic presents strategies that you can add to your teacher tool-belt. Via: Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog! Soixante-quinze techniques pour éviter les problèmes de discipline Déclarations importantes à faire en classe au sujet du comportement des élèves 1. Nous nous faisons mutuellement confiance. 2. Nous avons un comportement responsable. 3. Tâches parascolaires qui permettent aux enfants de devenir plus responsables Chaque élève doit avoir un travail dont il sera responsable pendant toute l'année, un autre dont il ou elle s'occupera pendant une journée et encore un autre dont il ou elle assumera la responsabilité avec les autres enfants de la classe. Cinquante-neuf techniques de renforcement positif Cinquante-cinq façons de dire "Bravo!" Un petit compliment fait beaucoup de bien en classe.

Classroom Management Strategies for Difficult Students Teachers in middle level schools face overwhelming demands and challenges in their classrooms. They are expected to know content and pedagogy, develop engaging lessons that meet the needs of diverse learners, and use a variety of instructional strategies that will boost student achievement while they simultaneously develop positive relationships with, on average, 125 students each day who are experiencing the personal, social, and cognitive challenges and opportunities of early adolescence (Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, 1995; Schmakel, 2008). Teaching is complex and cannot be reduced to discrete tasks that can be mastered one at a time. How can teachers engage students through enhanced personal interactions while simultaneously managing classroom climate and instruction? Classroom management and relationship building One of the keys to effective classroom management is the development of a quality relationship between the teacher and the students in the classroom. Dunn, N.

Top 5 Classroom Management Strategies Strategies for Good Classroom Management My biceps don’t bulge and my hair is blond. Intimidation is not my weapon. I am a veteran teacher with 17 years of experience. I have taught senior auto mechanics Shakespeare. In addition to high school students, I have taught middle school students who have had ADHD, students who had parents in jail and students with their own parole officers. In the real world, students come from all walks of life. Of course, students know the classroom rules and school rules. Five Top Strategies to Keep Students Learning in a Calm Classroom Environment Strategy #5 – Keep the lesson moving.If you have a forty-five minute period, plan three different activities. Strategy #4 – Don’t lecture for the whole period. Strategy #3 – Talk to your students.If you see them in the hall, in the cafeteria or at the grocery store, ask them how they are. Strategy #2 – When students are being disruptive by talking, poking, pulling or crumpling paper, go stand by them.

6 Classroom Management Tips Every Teacher Can Use By Dave Foley Found In: classroom management, discipline, routines & procedures Effective teachers are passionate about educating their students. Here are some classroom management tips to help teachers settle problems, or prevent them from occurring, so that they can spend more of the classroom hour on teaching and learning. 1. Get everyone’s attention before beginning class. 2. If students aren’t paying attention or busy doing other things, get them focused by using nonverbal signals of disapproval. If non-verbal cues are disregarded, the next step will be imposing discipline measures within the classroom such as having them stay a few minutes after class or changing their seat. 3. At the beginning of the school year, let students sit where they want for a few days. 4. If an assignment will not be collected and graded individually, students may feel they have no reason to make an effort to do a good job on the no-credit assignment. 5. 6. About the Author

The Only Classroom Rules You'll Ever Need If you’re looking for elaborate or decorative classroom management ideas, you won’t find them here. Though prevalent, such ideas are unnecessary, even counterproductive, for classroom management. On this site, we’re focused on only two things: 1. What works best. 2. The goal of classroom management is to eliminate distractions, disruptions, and poor behavior, so you are free to inspire your students. The results are happy and high achieving students. Anything that interferes with this goal, or doesn’t contribute to it, should be thrown out. Too many teachers chase the next great classroom management idea and are continually disappointed. In the meantime, they’re stressed and tired of dealing with behavior issues. An act of joy. So instead of chasing trends, why not focus on what is proven to work? And, most important, you’ll be able to focus your energies on what attracted you to teaching in the first place: the chance to make a lasting impression on your students. 1. 2. 3. 4. But they work. 1.

Classroom Management Strategies for High School Teachers Learning high school class management skills can significantly improve your experiences as a teacher. The skills you develop can also help your students to learn effectively. High school teachers must know how to provide their students with direction because those students don’t always focus on their education. Tips for improving your classroom management skills start with fine-tuning your personal management skills and establishing your expectations. To do this, you need to set clear rules and goals for the class and learn how to work with each student individually. Tips to improve class management skills Establishing classroom rules One of the first steps to take to improve classroom management skills is to take a look at the rules. Practice while you teach There’s no better time to put your classroom management skills to use than while you’re teaching. Student attention spans are limited. Tags: Engaging Activities / High School (Grades: 9-12) / Professional Development

Classroom Management Strategies: Top 10 Rules, Organization We have identified the top 10 rules one should follow in order to achieve great classroom management. These classroom management strategies can work for any teacher, but are intended for middle school and high school teachers. Classroom management is how the teacher delivers the curriculum, as well as the environment in which students will learn. Most credential programs leave the classroom management style up to the teacher, focusing instead on the most important aspect of teaching, curriculum. There are a lot of strategies that a middle school or high school teacher can use in order to create an optimal learning environment.

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management In my mind, the first and most basic obligation of a teacher is to see the beauty that exists within every student. Every child is infinitely precious. Period. When we start from this vantage point, classroom management -- and its flip side, student engagement -- comes more easily. This video, shot in the first few days of my classroom in 2010, and the seven tips below will show how I try to put these ideas into practice. 1. Love them -- and stand firmly against behavior that doesn't meet your expectations or reflect their inner greatness. Our students know how we feel about them. 2. If a student chose not to meet one of my classroom expectations, they needed to know that I loved them but not their misbehavior. For instance, a minute and a half into the first day, I gave one student a verbal warning for whispering to another student as he was searching for his seat. 3. Call attention to the things your students are doing that meet your expectations. 4. 5. 6. 7.

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies The year I started teaching seventh- to 12th-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, “Sign o’ the Times.” That song was an apt musical backdrop for the lives of my students, most of whom lived in poverty and challenged me daily. That year also afforded me the opportunities to be assaulted with a stone, two chairs, a Rambo knife, a seventh-grade girl’s weak jab, and dozens of creative swear words. Fortunately, classroom order improved when I learned that successful classroom management depends on conscientiously executing a few big strategies and a lot of little ones. Big Strategies: Fundamental Principles of Classroom Management 1. Teachers, like hypnotists, can string along a series of requests by asking students to do something most are already doing, then waiting for 100 percent compliance, and finally issuing another directive, etc. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Little Things: Quick Interventions That Support Classroom Management 1. 2. 3. How to cure cholera.” 4. 5.