Chapter 11.1

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Chapter 11.1

  1. 1. What effective teachers do in the first day of classes?
  2. 2.  Communicating classroom expectations.  How do you expect your students to behave?  What do you expect your students to accomplish by the end of the year? Procedures  What are the procedures for when you miss school?  What is the procedure for returning graded work? Rules  What are the classroom rules?  Do students know the classroom rules? Classroom Layout  How are you going to organize your classroom in a way that it is accessible to all students? Classroom Climate  What is the climate in your classroom.  How full is your bucket?
  3. 3.  Most of the teachers who have classroom behavior problems, lack classroom management skills.  Implement these skills from day 1 and do not change them.  Be fair to all students, regardless of their past history.  Remember, teachers are not allowed to have a “bad day.” We have to give 100% every day.  Do you have a behavior plan? Think about that before the beginning of the year.
  4. 4.  A teacher should build a trusting relationship with students. An effective teacher gives every student the same consequence regardless of their past history. An effective teacher gives a student a consequence for admitting breaking a rule. An effective teacher believes that a good classroom manager is not a friend to the students. An effective teacher allows students to decide the best way to behave in the classroom. An effective teacher models to students how they are supposed to behave in the classroom.
  5. 5.  Let’s watch the video about the first day of class. Answer the following questions:  What effective teachers are supposed to do in the first day of class? Review notes together.
  6. 6.  Introduce yourself  Where did you graduate?  Maybe share a team you follow  Share a hobby Introduce the class you are going to teach  In general terms, what are students going to learn  In general terms, share an interesting project/book you are going to read/accomplish. Introduce the classroom rules (max. 5) Introduce the classroom consequences (max. 5) Emergency Clause (weapons, drugs, etc.)  How are you going to respond to such situation ( school police officer). Finish the letter in a positive manner. Add your contact information Proofread your work!

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