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Preparing For A Successful Year 1st Year Teachers

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Preparing For A Successful Year 1st Year Teachers

  1. 1. Getting To Know You Web <ul><li>Please fill in your web. </li></ul>Mrs. Chambless Food Pets Music Family Sports Chocolate None SheDaisy (Don’t Worry) Rock Blues Country Christian Rock John Ben Nate Basketball Softball Golf Sponge Activity Read: How Do You Know You Are A Teacher?
  2. 2. Preparing for a Successful Year “ Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” --William Butler Yeats
  3. 3. Classroom Management <ul><li>Procedures = Effective Management </li></ul>
  4. 4. Procedures and Routines <ul><li>Procedure: What the teacher wants done </li></ul><ul><li>Routine: What the students do automatically </li></ul><ul><li>The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline; it is the lack of procedures and routines. </li></ul><ul><li>**Do not call a procedure a rule </li></ul>
  5. 5. Main Reasons Why Students Do Not Follow Procedures <ul><li>Don’t know them </li></ul><ul><li>Have not been taught </li></ul><ul><li>Have not practiced them </li></ul>
  6. 6. Procedures Are Necessary for an Effective Classroom for Several Reasons <ul><li>Classroom procedures are statements of students expectations necessary to participate successfully in classroom activities, to learn, and to function effectively in the school environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom procedures tell a students how things operate in a classroom, thus reducing discipline problems . </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom procedures increase on-task time and reduce classroom disruptions. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom procedures allow many different activities to take place efficiently during the school day, often several at the same time, with a minimum of wasted time and confusion. </li></ul>Pair/Share: Talk to a neighbor and tell them which reason is important to you.
  7. 7. There Must be a Procedure or Set of Procedures, for Everything <ul><li>What will students be expected to do: </li></ul><ul><li>When entering your classroom (Web activity) </li></ul><ul><li>When the bell rings *(prompts on board, work on desk, journaling/problems, group projects, project list, other) </li></ul><ul><li>When their pencil breaks </li></ul><ul><li>When they have late work* (airplane story) </li></ul><ul><li>When they correct homework </li></ul><ul><li>When they need supplies </li></ul><ul><li>When they finish their work early </li></ul><ul><li>When they have a question </li></ul><ul><li>When they need to use the restroom </li></ul><ul><li>When they are absent * (assignment books/planners, list on board, file folder for each class period, classroom assignment notebook, others) </li></ul><ul><li>When they exit your class </li></ul><ul><li>When another adult or student walks in the room </li></ul>
  8. 8. Making Procedures Become Routines <ul><li>Explain you procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce </li></ul><ul><li>Teach It </li></ul><ul><li>Practice It </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz It </li></ul><ul><li>(Numbered Heads Together) </li></ul><ul><li>Live It </li></ul><ul><li>(Be consistent with procedures) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Classroom Organization <ul><li>Be Prepared </li></ul>
  10. 10. What to do Before School Begins <ul><li>Use checklists to prepare (Handouts) </li></ul><ul><li>Have your procedures written down </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make list of procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write out your first day script (Handouts) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Read: To Do List - Wong </li></ul><ul><li>Read: First Day of School Script - Wong </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other Ways to Prepare for the start of the School Year <ul><li>Talk with your mentor teacher- look at their lesson plans (See Handout- Mentor Check List) </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with students last years teachers- end of year goals, special needs of students … </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with the teachers in the grade above you- their expectations of students entering their classrooms </li></ul>
  12. 12. Seven Things Students Want to Know <ul><li>Am I in the right room? </li></ul><ul><li>Where am I supposed to sit? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the rules in this room? </li></ul><ul><li>What will I be doing this year? </li></ul><ul><li>How will I be graded? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the teacher as a person? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the teacher treat me as a human being? </li></ul>
  13. 13. The First Day s of School <ul><li>Use a check list to ensure you are prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Teach procedure for taking roll, lunch count, … </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a room tour </li></ul>
  14. 14. First Day s of School <ul><li>Get to know your students & let your students get to know you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting to know you web activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First day to introduce yourself </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second day as team building activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Third day as writing activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Class Building Activity : Find someone who has the same music taste as you. </li></ul>
  15. 15. First Day s of School <ul><li>Classroom Expectations Activity (team builder) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher’s expectations of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students’ expectations of teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make poster and post on door </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create your classroom climate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive - reinforce positive behavior (“I like the way you…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inviting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Expectations Activity <ul><li>Teacher’s Expectation </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful of others </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Do your best </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for class </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul><ul><li>(only have 3-5 expectations) </li></ul><ul><li>What will your expectations be? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Class Expectations for the Teacher <ul><li>Be Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Make Learning Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Be Helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Be Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Have Trustworthiness </li></ul><ul><li>Treat Everyone Nice </li></ul><ul><li>Do My Job </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Good Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Be Supportive </li></ul><ul><li>Explain Things Well </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? <ul><li>A Good Place to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Framing the Learning & Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is NOT a Spectator Sport </li></ul><ul><li>Surprise! You’re a Reading Teacher! </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning with the “Ends” in Mind: The Year, The Unit, & The Lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Systems for you, the Learners, & Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Parents as Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul>
  19. 19. Websites <ul><li>ASSIST for beginning teachers ( http://assist.educ.msu.edu/ASSIST </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher.net (Wong) </li></ul><ul><li>( http://teachers.net ) </li></ul><ul><li>Laura’s Protopage (Teaching Resources) </li></ul><ul><li>( www.protopage.com/lchambless ) </li></ul>
  20. 20. St. Clair RESA <ul><ul><li>Laura A. Chambless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K-8 Math and Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Clair RESA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>499 Range Rd. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marysville, MI 48040 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>810-455-4005(office) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.protopage.com/lchambless </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Remember <ul><li>Life is about balance! </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Balance your personal and professional life </li></ul>

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