Posts Tagged classroom management

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation | Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/classroom-self-persuasion-david-palank?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow%20&utm_campaign=RSS Some interesting ideas here, particularly around intrinsic/extrinsic motivation. I can imagine this would be entertaining: 1. Two Lines Dan Pink, in his show Crowd Control, got people to stop double dipping their chips in guacamole by setting up bowls for double dippers and single dippers. Before class, form two lines called “Ready to Learn” […]

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Substitute Tips, Ideas, Lessons, and Activities

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2015/08/18/50-tips-tricks-and-ideas-for-substitute-teachers 50 quick tips for subs, thanks to We are teachers!

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Morning Meetings: Creating a Safe Space for Learning | Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/practice/morning-meetings-creating-safe-space-learning?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow%20&utm_campaign=RSS Using structured morning meetings to start every day in a context of support and respect. The key elements of the meeting are: Greeting: Students and teachers greet and welcome each other. Sharing: Students share something about themselves or their lives, and the rest of their peers listen, then ask follow-up questions or offer comments. […]

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50 fun call-and-response ideas to get students’ attention

http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2014/01/50-fun-call-and-response-ideas-to-get-students-attention.html There are plenty of ideas in this list that are US-specific for one reason or another, but there are also a stack that would work in an Australian context. The key to effective call and response must be, though, how got establish it with the class. The children need to understand the response you’re […]

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Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline | Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/zero-tolerance-vs-balanced-school-discipline-russ-skiba?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-zero-tolerance-russ-skiba-dyk-image The research basis of this article is all US-focussed, but it makes some interesting points. As alternatives to a punishment or ‘zero-tolerance’  approach, Russ Skiba recommends: 1. Talk to the student about the harm that his or her behavior has caused, rather than about the rules that were violated. 2. As a consequence of […]

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