September 11, 2012
Take note of classroom management strategies that the associate teacher uses
o Was teacher on time?
o Was classroom prepared?
o Did she greet the students?
Classroom management strategies
Rhymes and actions
Oositive examples of behaviour
Creative attention getters to make them quiet
o Grade 1-2
Classroom input with behaviour
Rainstick for counting down
Clear/active bathroom guidelines
Talk tot students with explanations for rules
Pick and choose battles with students
Eye contact and stern looks
"ladies and gentleman" -> treat them as role models in the school
In assemblies, give them the power
"If you think you are sitting next to a friend who will make you talk, please take
five seconds to move"
A form in the agenda for the parents
Parents would have to initial
o Other tips
Form in the agenda about how they felt about school
Students wrote about how lonely they were in recess
At school, teacher addressed the issue in a community circle -> gave them buddies
As teachers, make a positive phone call home with their parents in September->
establish positive tone with parents early on in the year when they will be nice
Do this early so that parents will have more of a understanding of you early on
and will not be upset
Make a log book of everything parents say
Helps for being accountable for what was said
Line up grade 8s and JKs and have the 8s clap as the JKs go past on the first day
Give students ownership -> they will take it to heart
Question on the board that involves students to think -> to be done as
students came in and put their backpacks and things away
Not to be marked, but to give structure and to give them something to
Give students notice for what is coming up next Put an agenda up on the board
For the last week, give them a peek of the next year's curriculum
Have a jar, and each time a student does something good, put a block in the jar
Once it's full, they get golden time
They get to pick what they get to do (Friday afternoon)
Watch a movie, go to the park, do art activities, etc.
Do an auction
How to manage behaviour and how to manage money
Give a list of rules and what gives them money and what loses them
At the end of a month, do an auction for prizes
Have two bankers who do the logs -> logs have to match up with the money
They can withdraw and bank
Teaches them how to manage money
They could do real estate -> buy a good desk
Use stapler, pencil sharpener, etc.
"Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire" -> BOOK
You have to think about all the tricks that students can use to get out of it
CANNOT put a student outside the classroom with their desk -> students need to be
supervised at ALL times
"hands on top, that means stop"
Time out chair within the room
Fresh start everyday -> no hostility for the next day -? "You know what, Billy,
tomorrow's a fresh start. Today's not a good day for you, but I know you can better,
and I can't wait to see you try again tomorrow."
Every time someone came into class, you have to stand up and say, "Good morning,
blah blah blah." "Good morning, class."
Earn your privileges?
Clean up song
Principal picks up kids from cars to make sure cars don't block up the driveway
Keep a behavioural log with children -> kids that stand out to see patterns in
behaviour, see if spec. ed, or some kind of issue, or behavioural to take up with
o Incorporates observations and views (placement and otherwise)
o Strengths in your skills of managements
o Needs in your management skills
o Submit it through 'assignments' on Blackboard
Do the question of the week
o Respond to three, post three
o Do that sheet that lists when you did it etc.
Not a group assignment anymore
Classroom management o Describe the importance of classroom management and its impact on academic learning
time. Describe the differences in the approach to classroom management from a
behavioural, cognitive and humanistic perspective. Name and descri