Best Practice Strategies and Techniques

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Best Practice Strategies and Techniques

  1. 1. Best Practice Strategies and Techniques By Carrie Crawford And Kathy Domboski
  2. 2. Classroom disruptions and Minor Discipline Problems <ul><li>Humor is acceptable and necessary in the Middle School Classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>We may all not be able to be “Jack” but we can all add our own bit of humor into instruction. </li></ul>Jack Berkemeyer
  3. 3. Students need to move? <ul><li>Development of their spine makes it hard for them to sit still. </li></ul><ul><li>Development of their brain make it hard to focus on one thing for extended time </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ways to get them moving <ul><li>Human number line or chronological order, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Act it out </li></ul><ul><li>Question catch </li></ul><ul><li>Question cubes/ coins </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible grouping </li></ul><ul><li>What do you do to get kids moving? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Parent Involvement <ul><li>Google Survey </li></ul><ul><li>use before school starts to get to know your kids </li></ul><ul><li>collect data (everything in Google docs) </li></ul><ul><li>can do with students also </li></ul>
  6. 6. Be Proactive when dealing with parents <ul><li>Set up some form of general communication </li></ul><ul><li>Parent conference reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Be the “adult” when dealing with problem parents </li></ul>
  7. 7. Foldables!!!! <ul><li>Why do foldables </li></ul><ul><li>How to manage materials </li></ul><ul><li>Basic folds </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas/ skills </li></ul>
  8. 8. Let’s Review <ul><li>Pick a type of foldable for 4 topics to organize what you’ve learned </li></ul><ul><li>Make your foldable </li></ul><ul><li>Include information you found valuable as we review our 4 topics discussed today </li></ul><ul><li>Now you have your own foldable cheat sheet! </li></ul>

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