A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION BY MARNEY SOBEL & MARY ANNE LAPENNA. OUR CHILDREN ARE…. *Humanity’s most precious resource because they are our future! *Sadly, they are an endangered species because: The dropout rate is extremely high!
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*Humanity’s most precious resource because they are our future!
*Sadly, they are an endangered species because:
“How To Be An Effective Teacher”THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL
Got the point?
Have no fear… We have a few ideas!
Remember: Control does not involve threats or intimidation, but control means you know:
For example: “Last night I was sleeping, a light beamed through the window. Then… please complete the rest of the story.”
*Note: Have an assignment posted in the same location everyday!
*Note: When a classroom is ready, you can prevent many misbehaviors from occurring!
Classroom management refers to all of the things that a teacher does to organize students, space, time, and materials so that instruction, content and student learning can take place!
2. Effective teachers TEACH procedures and routines (rehearse them after!)
3.Develop a signal to let students know it is time to begin and stay on a lesson (i.e. flashing a bell, raising your hand, etc).
*Note: Research shows that effective teachers spend most of the first week teaching students to follow class procedures.
“Power comes when you make life predictable for people.”
-Howard H. Stevenson
Classroom rules should be posted for the first day of school, with a copy ready for distribution to each student.
Rather than spend too much time with the whole class in forming rules, it may be better to involve the class in discussing matters such as:
-Why rules are needed
-Why a particular rule will help students succeed
-Specific examples of general rules, such as, “What does it mean to respect others?”
“I appreciate your help!”
“Tell me about it.”
“How can I help you?”
“It won’t work”
“Not bad for a girl.”
“I don’t care what you do.”
“You can’t do that.”
“Because I said so, that’s why!”
*Note: none of these characteristics have anything to do with grade level or subject taught. These characteristics are known.
It’s really called research and learning, but you walk into the classrooms of effective teachers, look around, and if you see something that you think might help you, you say,
“Gimme, gimme, gimme.”
One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of a car I drove, what kind of a house I lived in, how much I had in the bank account, or what my clothes looked like.But the world will be a better place because I was important in the life of a child.
The two worst things a parent can give a young person are money and wheels. The two most important things a parent can give a child are roots and wings!