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1 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Classroom Meetings CRETE Day 1 Training PSD Teachers Tricia S. Jones, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychological Studies in Education

2 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Critical Tools for Constructive Classrooms Class Meetings Class Meetings Morning meeting (K-8) (Responsive Classroom) Morning meeting (K-8) (Responsive Classroom) Other forms (7-12) Other forms (7-12) Eight Basic Guidelines Eight Basic Guidelines Classroom Agreements Classroom Agreements Setting agreements Setting agreements Logical Consequences Logical Consequences

3 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Responsive Classroom Seven Principles Seven Principles The social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum The social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum How children learn is as important as what children learn How children learn is as important as what children learn The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction There is a set of social skills that children need to be successful academically and socially There is a set of social skills that children need to be successful academically and socially

4 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Responsive Classroom Seven Principles contd Seven Principles contd Knowing the children we teach is as important as knowing the content we teach Knowing the children we teach is as important as knowing the content we teach Knowing the parents of the children we teach is as important as knowing the children Knowing the parents of the children we teach is as important as knowing the children Teachers and administrators must model the social and academic skills which they wish to teach students Teachers and administrators must model the social and academic skills which they wish to teach students

5 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Morning Meeting Morning Meeting is a minute daily routine used to begin the school day in elementary and middle school classrooms Morning Meeting is a minute daily routine used to begin the school day in elementary and middle school classrooms Greeting Greeting Sharing Sharing Group Activity Group Activity News and Announcements News and Announcements

6 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Classroom meetings Several Functions Several Functions Connection Connection Planning Planning Goal-Setting Goal-Setting Problem-Solving Problem-Solving Assessing/Evaluating Assessing/Evaluating

7 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Building Blocks of Effective Meetings Form a circle Form a circle Practice compliments and appreciations Practice compliments and appreciations Create an agenda Create an agenda Develop communication skills Develop communication skills Learn about separate realities Learn about separate realities Recognize needs based motivation Recognize needs based motivation Practice role playing Practice role playing Focus on non-punitive solutions Focus on non-punitive solutions

8 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Establishing Rules with Students It is critical to learn students hopes and dreams and work to incorporate those in class rules It is critical to learn students hopes and dreams and work to incorporate those in class rules What do students want to learn? What do students want to learn? Why do they want to learn this? Why do they want to learn this? How will they use this to achieve their hopes and dreams? How will they use this to achieve their hopes and dreams? How can they create rules that respect others hopes and dreams? How can they create rules that respect others hopes and dreams?

9 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Logical Consequences A discipline technique that focuses on the consequences of misbehavior A discipline technique that focuses on the consequences of misbehavior Emphasizes internal control rather than external control Emphasizes internal control rather than external control Three criteria for consequences Three criteria for consequences Related Related Respectful Respectful Reasonable Reasonable

10 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Logical Consequences Contd Most logical consequences will fall into three categories: Most logical consequences will fall into three categories: Making reparations You Break it- You fix it Making reparations You Break it- You fix it Mishandling responsibility More Limits Need to be Set Mishandling responsibility More Limits Need to be Set Time Out Time Out

11 Copyright Tricia S. Jones, Do not use without attribution. Classroom Rules Specific Specific Positive Positive Consequential Consequential Realistic Realistic Consensual Consensual Possible use of Class Officers Possible use of Class Officers


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