Here will be the students reaction when the bell ringsafter you have mastered these points of instruction.
INSTRUCTION THAT WORKSIt is not the critic who counts; not the man whopoints out how the strong man stumbles, or wherethe doer of deeds could have done better.The credit belongs to the man who is actually in thearena … who, at best, knows in the end the triumphof great achievement, and who, at the worst, if hefails, at least fails while daring greatly.So that his place will never be with those cold andtimid souls who know neither victory or defeat. Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
1. RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUALDIFFERENCES IN STUDENTS• DIFFERENCES IN BACKGROUND• RATE OF LEARNING DIFFERENCES• LEARNING STYLESActively communicate that youunderstand these differencesand that you have a plan toaddress the differences.
2. SAFETY WITHIN YOUR CLASSROOM• Recognize the fear students may have of your or their classmates’ expectations.• Eliminate the use of sarcasm and ridicule.• Spend time building a community within your classroom. And don’t do something like this!!! Or this!!! Once youve yelled youve lost the battle. This doesnt mean you wont have to raise your voice every once in awhile but teachers who yell all the time are often those with the worst classes. Making students feel comfortable with you and their classmates is the antidote to fear.
3. RELATIONSHIPS• Be in the relationship business.• Form a trust and talk about what you believe in.• When students are absent, notice. Punishment and reward lose value over time but relationships gain value over time.
4. Behavior Solutions• Don’t attach an academic penalty to a behavior.• View student misbehavior as an academic problem not just misbehavior.• Create extra learning opportunities for your most challenging students. Most misbehavior happens because students are either bored or lost.
5. TEACH EVERYTHING• Stop complaining about what they can’t do and teach them the way to do it right.• Teach against student deficiencies.• Respect your power. When your future is intertwined with theirs, great things happen.
INSTRUCTION THAT WORKSWhat is the single most determining factor in in successful instruction?YOU, THE TEACHER! BL
INSTRUCTION THAT WORKS• You can change behavior better from a position of friendship than that of an enemy.• Create a checklist to help you know your students.• Routines: Everything should stay the same except what they are learning.• Find legends or traditions in your classroom.• Check for understanding, don’t just ask if there are any questions.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE• Be at eye level and if possible, beside them.• Use voice control, no yelling.• Use active listening, repeat and give them and you time to respond.• Think positive thoughts about your students.• Move closer to the misbehavior and away when they comply.• Use positive reinforcement, negative only when it could have a positive outcome.• Punishment should be the last on the list of actions.
10 CHARACTERISTICS OF LIFE CHANGING SCHOOLS• Believe that all students can learn.• Use innovative instruction.• Use a needs based approach.• Pay attention to self-esteem.• Choose cooperation over conflict.• Don’t be bound by tradition.• Be overwhelmingly positive.• Use the control theory.• Be consistent yet flexible.• Change the teams.