Tools And Ideas
Tools and Ideas
Practical information and resources for educators
Questions and conversations for educators designed to bridge state standards to the learning culture.
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advice & support
Feeling overwhelmed? One special education teacher lends some valuable words of wisdom.
Connect with Your Peers
Kate Ortiz says, “Some techniques I have used with middle school students have also been used successfully by colleagues at the high school level. I have described them in earlier posts so will cut and paste here with some revision.
Bringing the class to order at the beginning of the period, in my opinion, can be done without any teacher intervention once students are given clear, reinforced expectations for entering the classroom, getting materials ready, visiting quietly, and then beginning to work immediately when the bell rings. These are the strategies that worked well for me.…”
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