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Posts Made By: Fenwick
Board: Classroom Management 10-08-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Fenwick
What was your procedure for entering the room on...

What was your procedure for entering the room on the first day?
Board: Classroom Management 05-03-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Fenwick
Helicopter parents come in lots of flavors....

Helicopter parents come in lots of flavors. Teachers are not immune to the airspace. It looks like she is trying to give unsolicited advice as a self-appointed mentor. A problem with these parents is...
Board: Classroom Management 05-01-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Fenwick
Do you have any type of incentive (motivation)...

Do you have any type of incentive (motivation) that answers question for students, "Why should I?" In this case, "Why should I put my backpack by the wall as you ask?" Some teachers use...
Board: Classroom Management 04-29-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Fenwick
Does your school have a Student Handbook which...

Does your school have a Student Handbook which includes School Discipline Code?
Board: Classroom Management 04-19-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Fenwick
If you are realizing a lot of achievement and...

If you are realizing a lot of achievement and cooperation via a hw program I'm all for it. I can see I erred and should have used a qualifier, "Some teachers...", when paraphrasing Kohn. I know from...
Board: Classroom Management 04-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Fenwick
Note Pad and Letter On the Desk I can't...

Note Pad and Letter On the Desk

I can't force a student to follow directions. I carry a small notepad in my pocket. When the student refuses or starts backtalk I calmly and slowly take it out,...
Board: Classroom Management 04-15-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Fenwick
Alfie Khon's The Homework Myth is appropriate for...

Alfie Khon's The Homework Myth is appropriate for describing your situation. That is, even though the research and studies show hw has no direct effect on student achievement in lower grades and does...
Board: Classroom Management 04-06-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Fenwick
I attended an art workshop while back put on by...

I attended an art workshop while back put on by an art teacher from another school. One of her first questions to the group was, "When you teach math do you allow your students to socialize, get out...
Board: Classroom Management 03-28-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Fenwick
...We made water bottle rockets and shot them off...

...We made water bottle rockets and shot them off in the practice field. The entire time they sat in the bleachers or grass and picked grass. This was a group project and the class days they had to...
Board: Classroom Management 03-17-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Fenwick
Tools For Teaching by Fred Jones ...

Tools For Teaching by Fred Jones





A link that shows Fred in action:
Board: Classroom Management 03-16-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Fenwick
First, I try to stay away from reactionary...

First, I try to stay away from reactionary management. PBIS and programs like it are based on punishment or reacting after the fact. The basic mind-set is "What should happen to ______ for doing...
Board: Classroom Management 02-26-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Fenwick
On the first day I greet students at the door...

On the first day I greet students at the door one-at-a-time by name, give each a sponge activity with seat number written on back and direct each to follow written directions on the board (posted in...
Board: Classroom Management 02-17-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Fenwick
Thanks for clarification. Can you describe...

Thanks for clarification.
Can you describe examples of behavior - socializes, tunes out, backtalk etc. ? Also, when and where do behaviors seem to be most prevalent - transitions, independent...
Board: Classroom Management 02-16-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Fenwick
Apologize for my ignorance ... what's a "BRTI...

Apologize for my ignorance ... what's a "BRTI plan, check in, check out schedule"?
Board: Classroom Management 01-15-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Fenwick
Okay. Thanks. Can you describe a specific...

Okay. Thanks. Can you describe a specific situation(s) - time, activity, procedure etc. - when students talk the most, and what you are doing during this time (instructing, guided practice, helping a...
Board: Classroom Management 01-12-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Fenwick
Have you tried proximity, also known as "working...

Have you tried proximity, also known as "working the crowd"?
Board: Classroom Management 12-01-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Fenwick
Consider: 1) Whatever system or method you...

Consider:

1) Whatever system or method you choose it should satisfy three conditions: (1) get the job done (2) self-eliminate (3) reduce your work load.
2) A good discipline system protects...
Board: Classroom Management 10-20-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Fenwick
You stated the problem accurately - "I go in and...

You stated the problem accurately - "I go in and out of various elementary classrooms...". Students don't know you. You have not had the first days/weeks to establish rules and procedures like the...
Board: Classroom Management 09-22-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Fenwick
Student teaching is sort of like substituting....

Student teaching is sort of like substituting. That is, you don't have weeks like the regular teacher to establish rules, procedures and build relationship. You have perhaps 20 seconds. Discipline is...
Board: Classroom Management 09-21-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Fenwick
How does a person get to be in charge of a...

How does a person get to be in charge of a classroom when only experience is an assistant? Anyway, before writing him off based on students' observations he needs his day in court. This should be a...
Board: Classroom Management 08-20-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Fenwick
Good to see you have structured entering the...

Good to see you have structured entering the room; an attribute of effective management. Consider besides review adding conundrums, Plexers, etc. - anything to get minds going but easy on you. I had...
Board: Classroom Management 08-16-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Fenwick
What is your procedure for students entering the...

What is your procedure for students entering the room?
Board: Classroom Management 08-16-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Fenwick
At what times and what activities do disruptions...

At what times and what activities do disruptions seem to be most frequent? For example, how about entering the room? How about during guided practice when students are working and you are available...
Board: Classroom Management 08-13-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Fenwick
How are the student's peer relationships? Does...

How are the student's peer relationships? Does he(?) want to be liked, seek approval or act out to get attention? Do other students play with him at recess? I ask because sometimes alienated students...
Board: Classroom Management 08-09-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Fenwick
Humiliating a student almost always guarantees...

Humiliating a student almost always guarantees their revenge. The "lesson" is - When adults see a problem they don't like they go public and embarrass the person. Since students learn their social...



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