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YOUR CLASS NOT THEIRS- HOW TO MAKE IT WORK TIPS

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Have you ever been in some kind of divvy classroom situation? What happend? How did you get out of it? Have tried strategies that really worked well for you? We need your help. Please share it with others around the world and take the credit for creating an enabling enviroment for successful learning.

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YOUR CLASS NOT THEIRS- HOW TO MAKE IT WORK TIPS

  1. 1. MAKE IT WORK – INVOLVE THEM IT MAY TAKE A LONG TIME FOR IT TO SINK www.whysciencetutors.com www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
  2. 2. SETTING THE BOUNDARIES <ul><li>First day of school with your students </li></ul><ul><li>Make them feel welcomed </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Give them 3 minutes to brainstorm answers to this simple question- “Why are classroom rules and regulations important” </li></ul>www.whysciencetutors.com
  3. 3. SETTING THE BOUNDARIES <ul><li>WHO IS IN CHARGE? </li></ul><ul><li>YOU OR YOUR STUDENTS? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW TO FIND OUT </li></ul>www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
  4. 4. WATCHING OUT FOR THE LOUD ONES <ul><li>While the task is on and they are busy exchanging and writing ideas – You get on with your own very first task </li></ul><ul><li>Watch out for the really loud ones </li></ul><ul><li>Animate yourself and buzz around it is a polite and firm way of saying now ‘I am in charge and I am the boss’ </li></ul><ul><li>Secondly you are sending out a clear message that you fancy having rules that must be followed by those involved in setting them. </li></ul>www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
  5. 5. FEEDBACK TIME - GET THEIR VIEWS <ul><li>Once they have exhausted all answers then ask them to make a list of rules for conducive, friendly and successful learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>ARE YOU READY? </li></ul><ul><li>Well then make your Golden Classroom Rules </li></ul>www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
  6. 6. SUGGESTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS <ul><li>Discuss suggestions from your students </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know which of these should become their classroom rules? </li></ul>www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
  7. 7. ACCEPTING A SET OF RULES <ul><li>ORAL DISCUSSION AND FEEDBACK </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them to Suggest Reasons for Coming to school </li></ul><ul><li>Majority will tell you to learn and become a better person. </li></ul><ul><li>Also expect some silly answers – tactically ignore them </li></ul>www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
  8. 8. THE GREEN LIGHT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR <ul><li>Majority said to learn and become a better person. </li></ul><ul><li>Now have them agree on or choose a set of rules for the classroom that will make learning successful </li></ul>www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
  9. 9. TESTING BOUNDARIES AND CRACKING DOWN <ul><li>Have they thought of what should happen to those who don't follow set rules? </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss these with your students and then remind them </li></ul><ul><li>No sacred cows </li></ul><ul><li>No scapegoats </li></ul><ul><li>No exemption to those golden rules </li></ul><ul><li>Rules are rules and must be followed. </li></ul>www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
  10. 10. SETTING THE BOUNDARIES <ul><li>Now </li></ul><ul><li>WHO IS IN CHARGE? </li></ul><ul><li>YOU OR YOUR STUDENTS? </li></ul>www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
  11. 11. OOOPS! ONE FINAL OBSTACLE <ul><li>IT MAY TAKE A LONG TIME FOR THE RULES TO SINK </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T GIVE UP – ENFORCE THEM </li></ul>www.weirdscience-discoveries.typepad.com
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