Keeping Your Cool When You’re Feeling the Heat<br />Jayme Linton<br />Teaching Fellows Senior Conference<br />July 17, 201...
Session Outcomes<br />Identify obstacles to effective classroom management and scheduling<br />Gain tips and strategies fo...
Scheduling Challenges<br />Amount of content vs. amount of time<br />Student behavior<br />Interruptions (picture day, par...
Things to Keep in Mind<br />Your day will seldom go as planned<br />Be flexible!<br />You must control the schedule or it ...
Strategies for Making the Most of Your Planning Time<br />Create a checklist of tasks you need to accomplish each day<br /...
Strategies for Maximizing Instructional Time<br />Post your daily schedule and stick to it<br />Teach, model, and role pla...
Strategies for Maximizing Instructional Time<br />Integrate content areas<br />Teach science and social studies concepts t...
Sample Daily Schedule 1<br />8:00-8:15 – Students arrive / Morning Routine<br />8:15-8:30 – Morning Work<br />8:30-9:00 – ...
Sample Daily Schedule 2<br />8:00-8:15 – Students arrive / Morning Routine<br />8:15-8:45 – Independent reading<br />8:45-...
Sample Daily Schedule 3<br />8:00-8:15 – Students arrive / Morning Routine<br />8:15-8:30 – Morning work<br />8:30-9:00 – ...
Inside/Outside Circle<br />Directions: <br />Form two circles (12 in each), with the inside and outside circles facing eac...
Inside/Outside Circle<br />Question #1: What aspect of scheduling do you feel most confident / least confident with?<br />...
Classroom Management Challenges<br />Disruptive behavior<br />Interruptions<br />Transitions<br />Inconsistency<br />Lack ...
Things to Keep in Mind<br />Your response to the first discipline challenge of the day will set the tone for the rest of t...
Strategies for Effective Classroom Management<br />Develop a plan for classroom management<br />Share plan with students, ...
Strategies for Effective Classroom Management<br />Use an action plan to encourage students to reflect on behavior (anothe...
Strategies for Effective Classroom Management<br />Broken Record technique: “In this classroom, you keep your hands to you...
What NOT to do<br />Impose school tasks as punishment<br />Writing sentences, extra homework, silent reading<br />Use isol...
Tips and Tricks<br />Teams and tallies<br />Popsicle sticks<br />Walking to lunch, specials, etc.<br />Following direction...
RAFT<br />
Contact Me<br />jayme_linton@nccs.k12.nc.us<br />Twitter: jaymelinton<br />http://techlearning.weebly.com<br />Visit http:...
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  1. 1. Keeping Your Cool When You’re Feeling the Heat<br />Jayme Linton<br />Teaching Fellows Senior Conference<br />July 17, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Session Outcomes<br />Identify obstacles to effective classroom management and scheduling<br />Gain tips and strategies for managing student behavior<br />Gain tips and strategies for maximizing instructional time<br />Share your expectations for the session<br />
  3. 3. Scheduling Challenges<br />Amount of content vs. amount of time<br />Student behavior<br />Interruptions (picture day, parents, phone calls, pull out services, etc.)<br />School schedule (recess, lunch, specials)<br />Transitions<br />
  4. 4. Things to Keep in Mind<br />Your day will seldom go as planned<br />Be flexible!<br />You must control the schedule or it will control you<br />Wasted time adds up<br />Senario:<br />Instructional time per day = 4 hours<br />If you waste 15 minutes per day, that wasted time adds up to over 11 days of wasted instructional time over the course of a school year.<br />
  5. 5. Strategies for Making the Most of Your Planning Time<br />Create a checklist of tasks you need to accomplish each day<br />Avoid the teacher’s lounge<br />Don’t get sucked in by the Internet, a frustrated colleague, or a parent<br />Schedule parent appointments and phone calls <br />If you work with an instructional assistant, use his/her time effectively<br />Basket/folder of materials<br />Establish expectations & routine<br />
  6. 6. Strategies for Maximizing Instructional Time<br />Post your daily schedule and stick to it<br />Teach, model, and role play procedures until they become routine (The time you spend doing this at the beginning of the year will be well worth it!)<br />Morning and afternoon routine<br />Collecting/distributing materials<br />Moving through the classroom/building<br />Taking attendance<br />Cafeteria procedures<br />Keep time for morning work brief<br />
  7. 7. Strategies for Maximizing Instructional Time<br />Integrate content areas<br />Teach science and social studies concepts through literacy block (40% of the reading EOG is nonfiction!)<br />Use project-based learning to integrate math, literacy, science, social studies<br />Use timers, music, and other signals<br />Have materials prepared ahead of time<br />Use transitions effectively<br />Skip counting<br />Word games<br />Math fact practice<br />
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  9. 9. Sample Daily Schedule 1<br />8:00-8:15 – Students arrive / Morning Routine<br />8:15-8:30 – Morning Work<br />8:30-9:00 – Whole group<br />9:00-10:30 – Literacy block<br />Read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, literacy stations, writing workshop<br />10:30-11:15 – Specials<br />11:25-11:55 – Lunch<br />12:00-12:45 – Math <br />12:45-1:15 – Recess <br />1:15-2:00 – Science/Social Studies<br />2:00-2:30 – Independent reading<br />2:30-2:35 – Pack up<br />2:35-2:45 – Read aloud<br />2:45 - Dismissal<br />
  10. 10. Sample Daily Schedule 2<br />8:00-8:15 – Students arrive / Morning Routine<br />8:15-8:45 – Independent reading<br />8:45-9:00 – Math fact practice<br />9:00-11:00 – Literacy block<br />Reading and writing with science and social studies content<br />11:00-11:30 – Lunch<br />11:30-12:15 – Specials<br />12:15-1:15 – Math<br />1:15-1:45 – Accelerated Reader / Accelerated Math and student conferences<br />1:45-2:15 – Recess<br />2:15-2:20 – Pack up<br />2:20-2:45 – Read aloud<br />2:45 - Dismissal<br />
  11. 11. Sample Daily Schedule 3<br />8:00-8:15 – Students arrive / Morning Routine<br />8:15-8:30 – Morning work<br />8:30-9:00 – Calendar<br />9:00-9:45 – Specials<br />9:45-10:30 – Math<br />10:30-11:15 – Science<br />11:15-11:45 – Lunch<br />11:45-12:15 - Recess<br />12:15-1:45 – Literacy block<br />Read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, literacy stations, writing workshop<br />1:45-2:15 – Social Studies<br />2:15-2:35 – Independent reading<br />2:35-2:45 – Pack up<br />2:45 - Dismissal<br />
  12. 12. Inside/Outside Circle<br />Directions: <br />Form two circles (12 in each), with the inside and outside circles facing each other. Inside partner responds to question while outside partner listens. After 1 minute, partners change roles: Outside partner responds while inside partner listens. After 1 minute, outside circle moves. Repeat with new partners.<br />
  13. 13. Inside/Outside Circle<br />Question #1: What aspect of scheduling do you feel most confident / least confident with?<br />Question #2: What is one effective way to use transitions?<br />Question #3: How can you make the most of your planning time?<br />
  14. 14. Classroom Management Challenges<br />Disruptive behavior<br />Interruptions<br />Transitions<br />Inconsistency<br />Lack of follow-through with rewards and consequences<br />Instructional mismatch<br />Content or instructional strategy doesn’t match students’ needs or readiness<br />
  15. 15. Things to Keep in Mind<br />Your response to the first discipline challenge of the day will set the tone for the rest of the day<br />Be clear, consistent, and firm<br />Negative feedback stops behavior<br />Positive feedback changes behavior<br />If you argue with a child, you automatically lose<br />
  16. 16. Strategies for Effective Classroom Management<br />Develop a plan for classroom management<br />Share plan with students, parents, administrators, colleagues<br />Include rules/expectations, rewards, and consequences<br />Limit classroom rules (3 to 5)<br />Involve students in creating classroom rules, rewards, and consequences<br />Consider creating a contract for you, students, and parents to sign<br />Teach, model, and role-play the behaviors you want to see (Don’t just tell….. Teach!)<br />
  17. 17. Strategies for Effective Classroom Management<br />Use an action plan to encourage students to reflect on behavior (another example)<br />Teach students to evaluate their own behavior (another example)<br />Create individualized behavior plans for students as needed<br />We differentiate for individual academic and instructional needs. Why don’t we differentiate for behavior?<br />Celebrate successive approximations (behavior change occurs slowly)<br />Analogy: language development<br />
  18. 18. Strategies for Effective Classroom Management<br />Broken Record technique: “In this classroom, you keep your hands to yourself.”<br />Make time for community building at the beginning of the year and throughout<br />Hold classroom meetings to address issues<br />Students help determine topics and concerns that need to be discussed<br />Everyone’s voice is heard<br />Group decisions are made to solve problems<br />Be proactive rather than reactive<br />Use descriptive praise (describe specific behavior)<br />
  19. 19. What NOT to do<br />Impose school tasks as punishment<br />Writing sentences, extra homework, silent reading<br />Use isolation / time out as punishment<br />Should be used to remove a child from a situation where he/she is getting positive reinforcement for negative behavior and to encourage reflection<br />Use sarcasm<br />Yell at or demean children<br />Compare children (Each one is unique!)<br />
  20. 20. Tips and Tricks<br />Teams and tallies<br />Popsicle sticks<br />Walking to lunch, specials, etc.<br />Following directions<br />Specific part of the day when your students are having trouble meeting expectations<br />Passes (no homework, extra recess, lunch buddy, etc.)<br />Lunch bunch<br />Students who meet a certain expectation have lunch in classroom with the teacher on Fridays<br />
  21. 21. RAFT<br />
  22. 22. Contact Me<br />jayme_linton@nccs.k12.nc.us<br />Twitter: jaymelinton<br />http://techlearning.weebly.com<br />Visit http://tr.im/nccsinsttech for today’s presentation.<br />

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