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1 Plan B Presented By: Lisa Hodge, Rachelle Rivera, Lisa Turzak, Ronda Peters, Kristin Tucker, and Vanessa Villalobos The importance of flexibility in your classroom while student teaching.

2 OR Are you a TTWWADI teacher? T- That’s T- The W- Way W- We’ve A - Always D - Done I - It Do You Want To Be A Flexible Teacher With A Plan B??

3 Boredom? Sleepiness? Excitement? What do you see while you are teaching?

4 Look in the Mirror Are you using too many worksheets? Do you let the children take breaks? Are your lesson plans creative and fun? Do you only use teacher directed instruction?

5 DO I NEED MORE TRAINING? SHOULD I HAVE MORE SMALL GROUPS? DO I HAVE BEHAVIOR UNDER CONTROL? DO I NEED TO CHANGE THE SEATING? Evaluate Yourself

6 WHEN ARE MY STUDENTS ALERT? WHO HAS TROUBLE STAYING ON TASK? WHAT ATTENTION SPAN DO THEY HAVE? ARE ALL STUDENTS TIRED AFTER LUNCH? ARE YOU COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH CURRENT EVENTS? WHAT DO THE STUDENTS LIKE/DISLIKE ABOUT SCHOOL? Now Evaluate Your Class

7 The Key is to be Flexible Move your class schedule so your children can learn more effectively. Don’t be afraid to scrap a lesson when it isn’t working- don’t make the children sit through it. Take more trainings to increase your knowledge to bring more excitement into your class. Ask other teachers for advice and what is working in their classroom- be open to criticism. Take the time and investigate how each child learns the best and use these techniques.

8 LEARN HOW YOUR SCHOOL RESPONDS TO DIFFERENT EMERGENCIES SO YOU ARE PREPARED! “Disaster Plan”

9 Every school will have their own emergency plan to follow. Locate a teacher that can spend a few moments to introduce and answer any questions before you have a need for any of these plans. Review them as needed to keep them clear in your mind. Plan B

10 Many of you will find yourselves teaching in Katy ISD and this is where I have had the pleasure of doing my student teaching. Katy ISD has thought of just about everything that could or will go wrong. Let’s hope we do not need most of these plans, but if you do… Plan B

11 And… A copy of the class roster A first aid kit There is a “Plan B” located in your Katy ISD GO-BAG…..

12 You will also find a detailed emergency response guide… Plan B

13 All emergency numbers are located in the Katy ISD “Go Bag” Fire evacuation plan and where fire extinguishers are located. You will have a fire drill while you are on campus. You need to know where to take your children and who you report to in that area. Utility failure examples: electrical, natural gas, water, and sewer. Injury or sudden illness of child or staff member. Lost student Hazardous material/Shelter in place Bomb treat Severe weather/Tornado shelter

14 ANY OF THESE THINGS COULD HAPPEN AT YOUR SCHOOL WHILE YOU ARE STUDENT TEACHING. BEING PREPARED IS THE KEY TO EVERY HAPPY ENDING! IF YOU ARE CALM AND WELL PREPARED THIS WILL PUT YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS AT EASE DURING A POTENTIALLY STRESSFUL TIME. Plan B

15 Rainy days There are many positive activities appropriate for rainy days that keep kids active and burn off excess energy while allowing students to focus and sit during afternoon lessons. Here are some fun ideas for indoor recess: Cheap art and crafts Old magazines and newspapers for papier-mâché or collages Family board games/A deck of cards Freeze dance Scavenger Hunts 7-UP pattern blocks, dominoes, puzzles, crayons, magnetic letters, coloring and Life drawings. Silent ball

16 For Teachers: Alternative information: Always be prepared when ideas or activities don’t work as planed. Have options to fall back on. Try games that get students moving and communicating in different ways, like “Silent Ball,” which asks students to toss around one or more balls without speaking.Silent Ball Be patient and willing to try new ideas. Plan B http://www.peacefulplaygrounds.com http://www.proteacher.org www.prekinders.com/indoor_recess.htm

17 IT DOES HAPPEN…AND IT ALWAYS HAPPENS AT THE WRONG TIME….TRUE STORY Technology Failure

18  Schools want teachers to start utilizing more technology in the classroom Technology is the Future

19 Smart Boards Document Cameras Flip Cameras iPads Laptops Cell Phones

20 Picking Up Immediately & Starting A New Lesson  Worksheets  Textbook Reading  Play around the world  Let students brainstorm in small group & jot ideas (Frayer Model)  Educational Video  Students can’t sit idle  Will lose their focus quickly  Can’t spend time planning a new lesson Back UP

21 AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK THERE WILL BE SOME SORT OF CHANGE IN THE DAILY SCHEDULE Schedule Changes

22  There is only so much time in one day, so in order to make time for the many different activities you have to be flexible. Flexibility Required

23 Nine Week Parent Conferences STAAR Testing Educational Programs Student Evaluations

24  Check the school calendar for days that have schedule changes.  Get a copy of the daily schedule for that day at least a week before.  Adjust the days lesson plans, so that the students are still able to be taught the TEKS in a shorter amount of time.  Monitor the time closely so that you are able to pace yourself and your students accordingly.  Inform students about the change, and state your expectations of them during this time. Planning

25  WHAT WILL YOU DO IF YOUR MENTOR TEACHER HAS TO LEAVE EARLY AND YOU ARE LEFT ALONE WITH THE STUDENTS… OR  IF YOUR MENTOR TEACHER IS ABSENT BECAUSE OF AN EMERGENCY AND THERE’S ONLY YOU AND THE SUBSTITUTE… Being “Mentally” Prepared!

26 You Are the Teacher!!!  Student teachers would not expect this to happen, but it could!  It is very important to stay calm, and take on the role of the teacher.  Your students will know if you are nervous, so you must not show it!  Tell yourself, “This is my chance to prove I can teach on my own!”  It is very important for you to have a confident mindset.  Do not depend on the substitute to handle everything, it is up to you!!!

27 “Appearances”  Voice- always speak in a strong, commanding tone when giving directions.  Eye contact- always look students in the eye while giving directions; it’s important to maintain their attention at all times.  Make your expectations clear, and never be afraid to discipline.


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