SJASD New teachers procedures

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SJASD New teachers procedures

  1. 1. TURN & TALK…What do you believe is the number one problem in classrooms?
  2. 2. The number one problem in theclassroom is not discipline; it is the lack ofprocedures and routines.Spending time on procedures in theclassroom not only makes theenvironment run more smoothly, but itactually facilitates the teaching.Source: Conscious ClassroomManagement, Rick Smith
  3. 3.  SEE, THINK, WONDER on the First Day  Give each student a small stack of sticky notes. Explain to your students that they will be investigating the classroom and thinking about what the year might be like. First (about 10 mins) , they write down I SEE statements. Second they write down I THINK statements. Third, ask them to extend their thinking by writing “I wonder” statements to correspond with their “seeing” and “thinking”.  All you are doing is observing the students’ thinking. You may debrief once they are finished. Post the sticky notes in your room.ProjectPLN
  4. 4.  The first few days of school teach only procedures necessary for smooth opening of class.
  5. 5.  Students must know from the very beginning how they are expected to behave and work in a classroom work environment. Students want instruction and guidance on all the how-to’s in class: how to start a paper, how to ask for help, how to sharpen a pencil, how to get to work, how to turn on the computer, how to etc….
  6. 6.  Classroom procedures answer questions such as these:
  7. 7. WHAT TO DO WHEN THE BELL RINGS ?
  8. 8. WHAT TO DO WHEN THE PENCIL BREAKS ?
  9. 9. WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE IS A FIRE DRILL ?
  10. 10. WHAT TO DO WHEN IN A LOCKDOWN DRILL ?
  11. 11. WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WORK EARLY ?
  12. 12. WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY HAVE A QUESTION ?
  13. 13. WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY NEED TO GO TO THEBATHROOM ?
  14. 14. WHERE TO FIND ASSIGNMENTS IF THEY HAVE BEENABSENT ?
  15. 15. HOW WILL YOU GET THE CLASS ATTENTION ?
  16. 16. WHEN CAN I USE MY PHONE? OR CAN I?
  17. 17. WHEN CAN I LISTEN TO MUSIC? OR CAN I?
  18. 18. TECHNIQUE FOR TEACHING PROCEDURES Explain Rehearse Reinforce – remind Be Consistent with your expectations of procedures.
  19. 19. THINK, PAIR, SHARE… Think about the procedures (that will become routine) in your classroom/area. List as many as you can. Now think about how you will support the students to learn the procedures. Whichprocedures are most important to address in the first few days?
  20. 20. GROUP WORK?????
  21. 21. THINK, PAIR, SHARE What procedures need to be in place in order to have successful collaborative group work opportunities for students?
  22. 22. PROCEDURES FOR GROUP WORK… How to move their belongings, desks, bodies Know where to sit and with whom Listen to the teacher once in groups Take turns discussing/working & staying on task Encourage all to participate Respect others’ opinions Listen to others’ opinions Take notes/ do work How to move their belongings, desks, bodies back How to refocus their attention once they are back Source: Conscious Classroom Management, Rick Smith
  23. 23. SETTING THE STAGE … Learn their names within the first few days and use them. Teach procedures: practice, reinforce, and review Use a greeting message to set the tone for the class or day and get the thinking started. Use this as an opportunity to communicate behaviour expectations and learning objectives or to review routines. Share the agenda for the class and be specific about the learning…(Today you will..) For young readers, use pics or symbols to communicate.

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