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Absence Notebooks
To help my students stay organized and responsible for work following an absence, I keep an extra copy of my school's agenda/planner in a notebook near the assignment board. One of my classroom jobs i...
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Arranging Desks
Lori configures her classroom in such a way that her back is never turned. Whether students are working as individuals or in small or large groups, she is always able to make eye contact with every student.
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Beginning of Class Behavior
I have classes that are extremely talkative because they do not want to work. I have found that keeping a journal helps get a class on task immediately. The students know that they are to be writing i...
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Bell Work
I have what I call Bell Work at the beginning of each class period. I put 5-10 questions on an overhead projector. The questions are a variety of a review of previously learned information, or a previ...
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Brain Breaks
In order to help her elementary students maximize their learning potential, Ms. Cook provides her students with brain breaks throughout the day. She uses a variety of activities to help them relax, process information, and get ready for more.
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Call for Help
In my computer classes I have two plastic cups on each computer -- one red and the other blue. The two cups sit upside down, one inside the other. When the blue cup is on top it means 'Everything is C...
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Challenging a Chatty Class
Ms. Ortiz’s tally system will help you track bad behavior, establish clear consequences, and quickly teach a talkative class to quiet down quickly.
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Computer Monitoring
I found the screen saver feature is a great way to monitor students working on the computer. I added a picture of myself with a word balloon to the screen saver (Virtual Mr. Edwards, version 1.0). The...
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Computer Stoplights
To end computer lab chaos, purchase a set of red, green, and yellow paper cups. Put together a stoplight for each computer station. If the students are doing well, they keep the green cup on the top o...
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Cooperative Groups
One suggestion for keeping students on task is to form cooperative groups. Depending on the structure of your activity, assign students to groups of 3 or 4. Give each student a responsibility and hold...
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