Classroom Management

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Classroom Management

  1. 1. Time, Tips & ToolsManagement Made Simple
  2. 2. Planning for Managing… Identify objectives (curriculum) Determine underlying skills needed Organize classroom environment Set student expectations and define outcomes Provide tools for evaluation along the way Provide supports for success
  3. 3. Management of Materials
  4. 4. MaterialsOpen Storage  Access
  5. 5. Use images…What SHOULD it look like when...?
  6. 6. Label Everything!Maybe color-code too!
  7. 7. Some Online SourcesLabels and Such:  http://www.eichild.com/r_pages.cfm?ID=232Fonts:  http://www.fontspace.com/category/school  http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=602  http://desktoppub.about.com/od/freefonts/tp/Free_Handwr iting_School_Fonts.htm
  8. 8. ExpectationsHorizontal Movement of Information
  9. 9. MethodsAsk three before meTeach One, They Teach ManyClass Experts and Yellow PagesHonoring the sharing“Organic” spread of information
  10. 10. Expect and Encourage Helping Each Other No touching others computers or technologies.
  11. 11. Managing...but accounting for differences
  12. 12. Provide choicesNot what is learned, but how it is learned and how students will show what they know...
  13. 13. Plan for DifferentiationThe Differentiator http://www.byrdseed.com/differentiator/
  14. 14. Fair Doesn’t Mean Same
  15. 15. Dont be afraid to offer differentlearners different assignments anddiffering time limits.
  16. 16. TimersKitchen Timershttp://minutesplease.com/http://www.online-stopwatch.com/eggtimer- countdown/full-screen/
  17. 17. Working together
  18. 18. Turn Taking… Check list Sticks in a Cup Circle Chart Electronic name pickers (now apps too!)  http://classtools.net/main_area/template_loader.htm?fr uit_machine  http://www.barryfunenglish.com/tools.php  http://www.superteachertools.com/classroom- tools/group-maker.php
  19. 19. Managing it All…Let students have a limited time to "play" with new technologies, manipulatives, etc. BEFORE you give them tight timelines and deadlines.
  20. 20. Manage ExpectationsClearly define your expectations - both process AND product.
  21. 21. RubricsExpectations up front – no tricks! http://www.tltgroup.org/resourc es/flashlight/rubrics.htm
  22. 22. Rubrics“A rubric is an explicit summary of the criteria for assessing a particular piece of student work, plus levels of potential achievement for each criterion.” (source)But really RUBRICS are time-savers!
  23. 23. Rubricshttp://www.teach- nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/ The BEST List of rubrics: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schroc kguide/assess.html
  24. 24. RubricsRubric-Making ToolsRubistar: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
  25. 25. RubricsRubric-Making ToolsUtah Education Network:http://www.uen.org/Rubric/browse.cgi
  26. 26. RubricsGoogleDocs for Rubrics: http://sites.google.com/site/web20wednesdaych allenge/week-11-google-reader http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/2008/08/23/10- google-forms-for-the-classroom/ http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?a nswer=134592
  27. 27. PBL ChecklistsStudent Accountability (English and Spanish)  http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/
  28. 28. Evaluation of ProcessNot just what you did but HOW you did!
  29. 29. Support and Plan for Success
  30. 30. No lost children…Signs with instructions where they are needed.Use pictures to support limited readersUse audio to support auditory childrenExpert “ads” where the needs are likely to be
  31. 31. Shift and Return….
  32. 32. Management…Managing materialsManaging expectationsManaging timeManaging students
  33. 33. In a Nutshell…Pick the right tools and resourcesProvide support to allow for rich learning experiencesEncourage horizontal movement of information“Automate” what you can
  34. 34. What is a teacher? A guide, not a guard. What is learning? A journey, not a destination. What is discovery? Questioning the answers. What is the process?Discovering ideas, not covering content. What is the goal? Open minds, not closed issues. What is the test? Being and becoming, not remembering and reviewing. What is school? Whatever we choose to make it.
  35. 35. Remember:There is no failure, only attemptsand unexpected outcomes.Gail LovelyGail@GailLovely.comFor Managing the Technology-rich Classroom:http://suddenlyitclicks.com/managing-learning.php

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