Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin examines what happens when a student acts up in class, and illustrates how dealing with it is a two-step process - stabilize the situation ASAP, and intervene at a later, calmer moment.
Have you fallen into the trap of saying “No talking!” or “I need quiet!” all day long? It’s exhausting to keep repeating your requests for silence, and after the hundredth time, kids just tune you out, anyway. There have been some great discussions about how to get students to quiet down on my Facebook page, …
"Recipe for a Great School Year!" - Motivational Back-to-School Bulletin Board Idea
Seven quick accommodations for students with ADHD. Have you ever tried any of these with success? I like the idea of using tape... http://ift.tt/1kaNhIJ
5 Quick Tips for Secondary Classroom Management That Actually (I Promise You!) Work
This fall I will begin my sixth year of teaching, which is still weird to see written down because it seems like just yesterday I was struggling through my first. (And second. And probably third, too, for good measure.) Classroom …
Sometimes school-based SLPs are unaware of how to effectively collaborate with other teachers, and this web article can help. This website almost gives a step by step of how the SLP can effectively collaborate for the benefit of his/her students. This could be especially helpful for the young SLP just entering the school setting. This is a good reference.
"30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class | Edutopia" -Ah I love a lot of these! Ideas from commenters: teacher says: "stop" Class says: "collaborate and listen" and teacher says "snap, crackle pop" class says "everybody stop!"
"The student who doesn’t want to learn is a myth. They may not want to learn from you, but they want to learn. But learning requires a certain level of vulnerability. Our job is to create an environment where students feel safe and willing to be vulnerable. That won’t happen in classrooms steeped in the norms of whiteness and that minimize and pathologize the lived experiences of students."