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Gamification: Creating a Level Up for Your Students If you have thought about adding an element of gamification to your classroom, having students level up might be fun to do. How do you do this….. The answer is always a spreadsheet In Google Drive ( create a new Google Sheets. In the bottom left of Google Sheets is a plus icon to add a tab. Add a 2nd tab. Remember when playing a game it is easy to get from level 1 to level 2. When I play World of Warcraft and I start a new toon I can get to level 14 in one day. Points and then Level Let column A in your spreadsheet be the minimum points (XP) needed for a level. Since we are using gamification you might want to call your assignments or tasks “quests.” If you know all of the quests in advance you can list them on the first tab. If you are going to create the list as you go, you will need a 2nd spreadsheet. Master Quest List Go to Google Drive and create a new Google Sheets. Note that the “Check Off” column is not part of the master quest list. ImportRange Fill Down

Classroom Management System Don’t have a Voki Classroom account? Easily manage your students' work with class accounts. Manage Students Add and manage your students. Assign students to one or more classes and give them each a unique login. Manage Classes & Lessons Add and manage classes and lessons. Review Vokis Easily review your students' Voki assignments in one place. Showcases Each lesson automatically creates its own Web page, where you can showcase your students' work. Support Get unlimited support from our dedicated support team (only available to Voki Classroom users). 10 Exit Slip Prompts that Will Work for Any Class - Teach 4 the Heart If you’re not using exit slips, you really should try them. Basically, you give students a quick prompt at the end of class (or for elementary, at the end of the day or the end of a subject). Then the students have just a couple minutes to write an answer and turn it in. Why You Should Use Exit Slips: Writing increases students’ participation. So now that I’ve hopefully convinced you to try out exit slips, let me give you a few ideas of what you can ask. Easy Exit Slip Prompts Write down two things you learned today.Pretend your friend was absent from class today and s/he asks you to explain the lesson. Do you use exit slips in your class? Additional Resources: Photo by lacla21.

Classroom Behavior Management Site Safe harbor for 'Captains of the Classroom' Click the ship's wheel for a welcome message from Dr. Mac A warm & hearty welcome to you! You've reached this granite planet's most visited and respected classroom behaviour management web site. The United Federation of Teachers says of "A wild, witty and highly practical site for educators challenged by student (mis)behavior. As a Thank You! In order for the procedure to work, you must be signed into Facebook when you click here. Somehow, over 1100 "likes" disappeared. What's New at BehaviorAdvisor? Daily behaviour management tips & discussion on our facebook page (search for Behavior Advisor) 2. An instrument for assessing an errant youngster's readiness for positive behavio(u)r change, & A manual of interventions for moving him/her toward willingness and motivation to change. A character assessment instrument based on the Circle of Courage model for re-orienting youngsters with severe behavioral disorders. 5. 1. 2. 3.

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-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 opportunity 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. A hypnotist's first induction technique often involves directing subjects to focus on something they're already doing. 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.

Setting Classroom Expectations Put 20 to 30 children in a room for six hours a day, and things will occasionally get a little rowdy. But if a classroom is consistently out of control, that will have a negative impact on student learning outcomes and the stress level of the teacher. There is a way for teachers to take control up front: by setting clear classroom expectations. Expectations For Students Setting classroom expectations and developing learning goals collaboratively puts students at the center of the learning process. It’s important that teachers understand and develop two kinds of classroom expectations: behavior expectations and learning expectations. But simply announcing the “class rules” isn’t enough to instill or curb specific behaviors. Equally important to student success is learning expectations. Expectations will obviously be different for different age groups. Elementary school students: wait until another student returns with the bathroom pass before excusing yourself to go to the bathroom.

Ideas for student rewards and incentives In part one of this post series, I explained why ‘rewards’ isn’t a bad word and argued my case for why they should be an integral part of the classroom. In this post, I’m going to share how to do that. I’ve found that the most effective way to use rewards with students is with a combination of a consistent reward system and unexpected now-that rewards, so I’ll share ideas about both. Easy Reward Systems A reward system is different from a behavior management system. Keep track of how many times students are making good choices in the classroom by assigning team points–compliment kids and make a slash on the board to keep track. Now-That Rewards These are unexpected rewards given to students AFTER they’ve demonstrated exceptional behavior. When students use manipulatives the correct way during a lesson, say, “You all did a fabulous job staying on-task and practicing your math skills. How do you use rewards in the classroom? The following two tabs change content below.

How to Create a Love and Logic Classroom By Jim Fay The following CD's and books are excellent for the purpose of learning the Love and Logic philosophy and techniques: Most people benefit from reviewing these Love and Logic materials several times. This "over-learning" will enable you to more readily apply these Love and Logic techniques while teaching. Start slow. Pick just one Love and Logic technique and begin to experiment. Neutralizing arguing with the Brain Dead techniqueLocking-in sadness or empathy before delivering consequencesSetting limits with enforceable statementsSharing control through lots of small choicesBuilding relationships with the One Sentence InterventionThe Anticipatory Consequence One by one, start experimenting with additional Love and Logic techniques. Call the Love and Logic Institute at 800-338-4065, and ask for a copy of the Creating Your School's Core Beliefs worksheet. In your classroom, post a list of expectations, describing how you will run your classroom. Examples of Love and Logic Lists