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Posts Made By: Fenwick
Board: The VENT 10-09-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Fenwick
Take a look at Fred Jones’ Turning Problem...

Take a look at Fred Jones’ Turning Problem Students Around in his work, Tools For Teaching. Jones lays out the foundation for PAT (Preferred Activity Time) and discusses it’s strengths and misuse....
Board: The VENT 09-23-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Fenwick
Too bad he seems overly concerned with the...

Too bad he seems overly concerned with the content of instruction versus the process of instruction. A trained Ad’ looks for teaching skills. An untrained Ad’ doesn’t know what to look for or is too...
Board: BusyBoard 09-23-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Fenwick
A colleague used an “aquarium” theme. He hung...

A colleague used an “aquarium” theme. He hung fish, crustaceans, kelp and other ocean stuff which kids made as projects. Entering the room, one had the feeling you were inside an aquarium looking up...
Board: Classroom Management 09-18-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Fenwick
Yes. A disruption is a disruption no matter the...

Yes. A disruption is a disruption no matter the kind. Something to think about: Teachers of the best run classrooms are very proactive. Instead putting a lot of time into reactive management or...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Fenwick
Is Larry popular with peers; have any friends? I...

Is Larry popular with peers; have any friends? I ask because one of the strongest motivators is the peer group. Often students will do things for their classmates they would never do for an adult. I...
Board: The VENT 08-28-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Fenwick
Letter On The Desk

Consider Letter On The Desk. On school letter head paper and envelope type the following form letter (or similar):

Date ______ Time ______ Class________________

Dear...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Fenwick
In my district the Student Handbook in section...

In my district the Student Handbook in section School Discipline; subheading Teacher Suspension From Class lists the reasons a teacher may suspend a student from class. One of the reasons states: ...
Board: Classroom Management 08-23-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Fenwick
Be wary of making it an unintended incentive....

Be wary of making it an unintended incentive. That is, if students perceive it as a “cool” place some will abuse the intervention just to get out of work. Consider it a neutral place - not flashy...
Board: The VENT 08-15-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Fenwick
I scheduled an after school conference with...

I scheduled an after school conference with parent of a student who was using habitual profanity. I had tried intervention A,B and C to no avail. Afternoon of conference I was sitting at my desk...
Board: Physical Education 08-03-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Fenwick
Focus Activity

Consider bell work or some type of focusing activity that is a matter of routine. Specifically, a self-directed activity students do every time they enter the room. Perhaps something like Mum (Silent...
Board: The VENT 07-07-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Fenwick
Research and common sense dictate students learn...

Research and common sense dictate students learn more when they are engaged in the teacher’s lesson as opposed to doing something else. My money says students playing with toys are doing something...
Board: The VENT 07-05-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Fenwick
Most students this age don’t relate to test...

Most students this age don’t relate to test scores, grades, promotion or things coming down the road. They live in the moment. About five minutes on a good day is reality. Do you have to give the...
Board: Classroom Management 07-02-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Fenwick
Teacher or Wannabe?

The sign-bell or any method will have the best chance of working if students take you seriously in the first place. Specifically, if they think you are someone who means business, as opposed to being...
Board: BusyBoard 06-25-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Fenwick
Collegial Nuts & Bolts

Collegial Nuts & Bolts
Board: New Teachers 06-20-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Fenwick
Sponge and Other Stuff

1) Consider Madeline Hunter’s take on effective teaching: “It’s not that critical what you put into students. Critical is what you get out.” With this in mind you can have best dog and pony show in...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Fenwick
Hard to say what’s best. Idea is to have a...

Hard to say what’s best. Idea is to have a repertoire of many strategies to choose from for different situations. When I gave sixth-graders their first timed x facts (60 facts) test at beginning of...
Board: Classroom Management 06-03-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Fenwick
Ot

Try to get your hands on a copy of Fred Jones’ Tools For Teaching. Jones advocates a method, Omission Training, that deals with the alienated student who blurts, “You can’t make me!” OT is part of a...
Board: The VENT 05-12-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Fenwick
Hope you discussed this same message with...

Hope you discussed this same message with administration. This person comes from the snap and snarl school of classroom management. She should receive some credit for doing it right in front of you....
Board: BusyBoard 05-07-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Fenwick
Co-op

Program while back was called Collegial Observation of Peers (CO-OP). CO-OP uses information recorded on observation forms which show, graphically, what each student is doing while the teacher is...
Board: The VENT 03-31-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Fenwick
Proximity and SER

ST may be trying proximity or as Fred Jones calls it “working the crowd” to quell disruption and increase engagement. If so, and as with any technique, an objective observer might ask Is it working?...
Board: New Teachers 03-19-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Fenwick
Before you start over you should ask yourself if...

Before you start over you should ask yourself if you are prepared to enforce every rule each and every time, no matter the situation, the place or the time. On an intellectual level most teachers...
Board: The VENT 03-13-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Fenwick
Respecting students has to do with keeping...

Respecting students has to do with keeping discipline private or nearly so. Public displays - clip charts, names on board, star charts etc. are neon reminders to all regarding who is good and who is...
Board: The VENT 03-11-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Fenwick
Aiding Aides

Few aides receive training. Aides do the best they can with whatever skills they bring to the job. Unlike regular teachers, most aides do not take years of methods courses, do practice teaching or...
Board: The VENT 03-10-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Fenwick
Administrator ???

She seems to be at risk handling the most fundamental responsibility of any administrator: student and school personnel safety. From your description it looks like there has been insufficient...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-08-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Fenwick
Standard of Excellence

If the goal is to slow them down use a Standard of Excellence with your questions. An SofE is a set of comprehension questions with a built-in incentive for students to work diligently and accurately...



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