Session 6 Agenda. 1:00 Teach More CHAMPS 1:30Presentation 2:00Break 2:10Groups 2:30Reports 2:50Adjourn. Classroom Organization & Social Instruction: Your First Month of School Individual Motivation Laura Rothenberger, Ed.D. October 9, 2006. First Day. Be Prepared!
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Classroom Organization & Social Instruction: Your First Month of SchoolIndividual MotivationLaura Rothenberger, Ed.D.October 9, 2006
From: The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer and:
“Use traditions and rituals to give important meaning to beginnings and endings. This applies to not only how we begin and end each school year, but also the routines we use to welcome students and how we bring closure to each day’s work.”
Module 4: The First MonthWhen you teach students how to behave responsibly during the first month of school, you dramatically increase their chances of have a productive year.
One day I said, "Justin, why are you always late to class?" And he said, "Because, nothing happens during the first five to ten minutes in this class!"
Greet students as they enter the classroom.
Respond to student’s following directions
Connect lesson focus to previously taught skills
Provide differential feedback for cooperation
Know if all student’s responded correctly
Establish transition routine for student’s who complete initial instructional task
Front of lunch line
Student of the day
Eat lunch with you
Lunch with principal
Call home, note home
Caught being good
Students nominate fellow students
Fall fun day
Spring May day
Rock climbing slide
People behave in a certain way because it works! You have to create motivating environments that produce constructive and productive students.
Group Discussion on Intrinsic/Extrinsic Motivation
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