Behavior management. Sigh. This is something I struggle with, especially in the transition from high school to middle school. Continue reading
What’s the solution to disruptive, easily-distracted students while not taking anything away from productive, doing-what-they’re-supposed-to students?
For me, and for my English 10 classes, the solution was a Task List/Work Day. Continue reading
I don’t like the phrase ‘classroom rules’. I prefer ‘classroom expectations,’ so that’s what I implemented and talked about my first day of my first placement at Mason City High School. Continue reading
As a future English teacher, my job is to make sure my classroom is safe, fun, orderly, and effective. One of the most basic ways I can do this is through a Social Contract. Continue reading
Spring 2013: In the Special Education class I observe for my clinicals, I have had the chance to interact with and observe a particular student with behavior and discipline issues. This student has little to no desire to complete work, to make-up late assignments, or to even show up to classes. Some of his behaviors are late assignments, ignoring the teacher or instruction given, skipping out of classes or school, claiming to be sick, sitting in a rocking chair and listening to music, and avoiding any academic-related activities. Continue reading