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How to respond to rude, disrespectful student attitudes - The Cornerstone For Teachers. Au.pinterest. Edutopia. 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. Strategies for Students With Scattered Minds. Imagine a team without a coach guiding players toward working together to execute a winning strategy. Imagine a company without a leader to make sure that employees across departments are equipped and organized to collaborate on continually improving products and increasing sales. Imagine a marching band without a drum major to lead musicians through their complicated maneuvers while staying on beat. The brain’s executive function network performs in the same capacity as a coach, CEO, or drum major: directing one’s thinking and cognitive abilities toward setting goals and planning to achieve them, establishing priorities, getting and staying organized, and focusing attention on the task at hand.

Now imagine trying to perform those abilities if your brain’s executive functioning system wasn't working effectively -- no coach to develop a game plan, no CEO to help you organize your resources for accomplishing your goals, no drum major on which to maintain your learning focus. Edutopia.

With so many classroom research studies published daily, you can be forgiven for missing some.


The techniques below are super-tactical and, for the most part, unsung strategies that you’ll be excited to try tomorrow. Just remember two things. First, there are always limitations and nuances in research, so we suggest you click the links and dig deeper into the studies. Five Movement Strategies in the High School Classroom – Kenny C. McKee. Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning.

Five Movement Strategies in the High School Classroom – Kenny C. McKee

Brain researcher David Sousa claims that physical activity increases the amount of oxygen in our blood, and this oxygen is related to enhanced learning and memory. A recent Washington Post article suggests that many student behaviors we associate with ADHD may stem from an overall lack of physical movement — both in and out of school. However, many high school teachers still struggle to integrate movement into the classroom. I know that as a former English teacher, movement found its way into many of my “special” lessons, but it was often a missing ingredient of daily instruction. For example, when students worked on creating commercials integrating persuasive techniques, searched for books in the library, or carried out debates, movement was inevitable.

I’ve included some strategies that teachers of any content area can use to integrate movement into lessons. 1. 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class. One day, in front 36 riotous sophomores, I clutched my chest and dropped to my knees like Sergeant Elias at the end of Platoon.

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Instantly, dead silence and open mouths replaced classroom Armageddon. Standing up like nothing had happened, I said, "Thanks for your attention -- let's talk about love poems. " I never used that stunt again. 17 Ideas to Help Combat Learned Helplessness. By Sarah Tantillo Recently I’ve been thinking about the ways in which we either inculcate or prevent learned helplessness in students.

17 Ideas to Help Combat Learned Helplessness

Some teaching practices help strengthen students’ self-efficacy, motivation and confidence, while others have the opposite effect. And the irony is that teachers might not even realize they are doing things that create this opposite effect. Here’s some useful advice, sharing ways to deter “learned helplessness.” Some of what I suggest here is ELA-specific but much of it applies more generally to good classroom practice. 1. 20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners. Kathy Perez has decades of experience as a classroom educator, with training in special education and teaching English language learners.

20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

She also has a dynamic style. Sitting through her workshop presentation was like being a student in her classroom. The 5 Priorities of Classroom Management. For beginning teachers, or for teachers like myself returning to teaching, the most difficult thing to master is classroom management.

The 5 Priorities of Classroom Management

I had to relearn what ten years of hard instruction had taught me: Good classroom management is more than just being strict or authoritarian, and it is more than simply being organized. If I want to have my classroom run smoothly as a well-oiled learning machine, I have to set up a structured learning environment in which certain behaviors are promoted and others are discouraged. I have discovered that there are five components of effective classroom management that establish structures strong enough to entice and motivate student learning: Developing effective working relationships with studentsTraining students on how learning takes place in your classroomProtecting and leveraging timeAnticipating student behaviors in well-written lesson plansEstablishing standards of behavior that promote student learning 1. 2.

AnxietyBC Youth. Restorative Justice: Resources for Schools. Restorative justice empowers students to resolve conflicts on their own and in small groups, and it's a growing practice at schools around the country.

Restorative Justice: Resources for Schools

Essentially, the idea is to bring students together in peer-mediated small groups to talk, ask questions, and air their grievances. Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo. Kids & Family. Kids & Family Kids & Family on the Blog Century-Old Museum Hosts Garden State Makers With over 40 maker exhibits, 80 galleries full of art and natural science collections, and a full day of workshops, the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire was a hit with attendees of all ages.

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Read more » By Sandy Roberts, April 8th, 2014 @ 11:48 am Tinkering with Kids – Get in It for the Long Haul Why do we educators do it? By Timor Rising, March 23rd, 2014 @ 8:11 am MAKE Author Talks 3D Printing at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design Carla Diana, author of Leo the Maker Prince, is doing a hands-on residency sponsored by Shapeways. By Patrick Di Justo, March 12th, 2014 @ 9:12 am 3D, Video Game-Inspired, Comic Book Board Game. Behavioural Institute for Children & Adolescents.