Presentation on theme: "Classroom Management Tips. Tip #1 Begin at the very start of each class period and work until the bell rings. Be efficient with taking attendance. Implement."— Presentation transcript:
Classroom Management Tips
Tip #1 Begin at the very start of each class period and work until the bell rings. Be efficient with taking attendance. Implement warm-ups, do-nows, bell work, starter activities Exit slips
Tip #2 Be consistent with routines and expectations –Use the “Say, See, Do” method of modeling expected behaviors –Clearly and consistently communicate consequences
Tip #3 Break the class period into different activities. –Be sure each activity segues smoothly into the next (smooth transitions) –Block schedules: rule –Remember your P-LA-N!
Tip #4 Keep all students actively involved throughout the entire class period. –Encourage active listeners, questioners, participants and learners. Index cards, sticks of fate –Don’t talk too much. Use the first 15 minutes of class for lectures or presentations, then get the kids actively engaged. –Use student names often.
Tip #5 Hold students accountable for their learning –Encourage students to become active learners Student participation ideas –Use stamps, stickers, check marks, etc. to validate participation and quickly check for understanding –Assign some sort of work product each day
Tip #6 Ensure good communication –Contact parents/caregivers Early and often Make first contact positive –When communicating a concern, be specific and descriptive. “I am concerned that you haven’t been turning in your homework. Is there something I can do to help you with your homework assignments?” -
Tip #7 If a confrontation arises, use the following diffusers: –I understand –I’m sorry –Probably so –Nevertheless –I am concerned
Tip #8 Discipline individual students quietly and privately. Never engage in a disciplinary conversation across the room.
Tip #9 Keep your sense of perspective and your sense of humor.
Tip #10 Know when to ask for help. –Cooperating Teacher –University Facilitator –Pam or Kelli –Fellow Student Teacher