Tools And Ideas
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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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