Strategic Teaching - Before Activities I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students.
Nice explanation of planned ignoring. Learn strategies for ending power struggles, calling out, and disruptive behaviors. Get ideas for teaching students to self-monitor their behavior and use positive language. A Peach for the Teach
For teachers: Do you ever have a student that just needs to get out of the room for a minute and get a new perspective? Give them "The mysterious envelope" to deliver. (I like the "mystery student" idea too)
These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently r