Presentation on theme: "(Meredith White & Cristina Wardrip) Coming Full Circle: Teach Bell to Bell, Not Yell to Yell."— Presentation transcript:
(Meredith White & Cristina Wardrip) Coming Full Circle: Teach Bell to Bell, Not Yell to Yell
AWARENESS ON ALL LEVELS… You are not an island Not everyone has it figured out Work smarter, not harder The students are always watching & listening You DESERVE to teach peacefully – OWN THAT!
WHERE TO BEGIN? Classroom setup speaks volumes Classroom management ≠ discipline Procedures are key Find your “buttons” and your “happy places” (Then, own them!) Misbehavior/attitude is NOT a given
CLASSROOM SETUP… Organize w/ procedures in mind Pay attention to student volume & movement Look at what takes your time – then streamline
MANAGEMENT VS. DISCIPLINE… Be proactive, not reactive Retaliatory (homework, book work, grades, pop quizzes aren’t punishments) Be consistent (think parenting!) Be predictable (assigned seats – even in the moment) Be transparent (bring it back to the instruction!) DOCUMENT EVERYTHING! (best practices: class logs, scannerpro, iPad/phone camera)
PROCEDURES ARE KEY… Locations of important materials (from day one!) Verbal vs. nonverbal procedures – say the minimum Be consistent, swift, and intentional – own your traits If it deserves a procedure, it deserves follow- up (invest time in August, enjoy eight peaceful months) Use tech to facilitate (Google Voice w/ big classes, schoo/personal website, Remind101.com)
BUTTONS AND HAPPY PLACES… OWN THEM! Do not apologize for pet peeves or enjoying little moments – your classroom is YOUR kingdom – treat it as you treat your own home. What you say goes! (Just make sure you pick your battles wisely…) Meredith’s buttons: **-Leaving the seat =-Talking while I’m talking -Extraneous noise -Entering loudly Meredith’s solutions: -”My voice starts, yours stops.” -”I don’t argue with students.” -”I’m not taking questions, I’m taking attendance.” -”Try again.” Meredith’s happy places: -Self-sufficiency Cristina’s buttons: -Not completely listening -Negative comments -Extraneous noise Cristina’s solutions: -Non-verbal consequence/re-direction -”Seriously?” Cristina’s happy places: -Recording important dates -Self-=sufficiency -Reflecting my expectations
EXPECTATIONS… Explain verbal expectations specifically (and follow up!) “Believe ½ of what you see, none of what you hear.” (What do you want them saying about your class?) Give directions, don’t ask questions – choices work, too! Meredith’s expectations: _-Addressing me respectfully “I think you’re confused…” -Noise level/distractions -”I don’t argue with students.” -Self-sufficiency _-”I’m going to let you figure that out.” -”Don’t waste class time.” Cristina’s expectations: -Tardies WILL count, period -Silent classroom when I’m talking -Self-sufficiency -Giving non-answers (- because they know better!