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Developing a Mindset, Voice and Plan for Strong Management

Management 1
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Kim Schlesinger

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Transcript of Developing a Mindset, Voice and Plan for Strong Management

2. Effective Strategies for Teachers
Lee Canter, Assertive Discipline

You and YOUR STUDENTS experience a calm, positive, efficient, learning-centered classroom from the very beginning

Pre-made Management Plan and system


A solid framework for all teachers
1. What is Classroom Management?
The ability to motivate students
to follow directions.


100% of students following
100% directions
100% of the time
CMWBAT
1. Develop the mindset that classroom management is essential to student achievement

2. Practice an effective “teacher voice”

3. Articulate the importance of a strong management plan

3. Your Teacher Voice
4. Management Plan
5. Closing
Believe that students want and deserve a well-managed classroom

Care enough to hold every single student to high behavior expectations

Know that responsible student behavior is essential for success in this class and for students’ future success

Use a strong Teacher Voice

Have a Management Plan
Teach For America
Phoenix Institute 2013

Developing a Mindset,
Voice and Plan for
Strong Management

Agenda
90 Minutes
1. What is Classroom Management?

2. Effective Strategies
for Teachers

3. Your Teacher Voice

4. Your Management Plan

5. Closing
The second "key" to classroom management
The Importance
of Management
Video 6
Today

Teach the
Management Plan to students



Effectively and consistently reinforce that Management Plan every day
Where We’ll Go in the
Next Few Days:
All Students
Can Behave

As teachers, we must teach our students how to behave in our classrooms.
Management
Testimonial
Mindsets of Effective
Classroom Managers
Corps
Member
Advisor
The teachers intended for their classrooms look and sound this way.
Introduction to Lee Canter
& Preview of Strategies
Video 3
One Less Decision
"You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits," [Obama] said.
"I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make."
"Obama's Way" by Michael Lewis
Vanity Fair, October 2012
vs
space
clutter
Believe that students want and deserve a
well-managed classroom.


Care enough to hold every single student to
high behavior expectations.


Set high expectations for behavior and TEACH your students how to meet those expectations.
Compliance is Freedom
Video 2
Assertive (but not hostile)

Firm

Confident

Caring

… and leaves no question in students’ minds as to who is running the classroom.
The first "key" to classroom management
Teacher Voice Montage
SNAPPY PRACTICE!


Is there one of these examples you think particularly fulfills the description of a strong Teacher Voice? Why?


Which Teacher Voice example do you think is most similar to the Teacher Voice you would like to have?
Saves time; able to prioritize other planning decisions

Shifts focus to executing management

Allows for effective coaching from staff

Best practice in many excellent schools
Why a school-wide plan?
Bottom Line: Good for Students
Management Plan
Corrective Consequences
Procedures
Rules
1. Rules

2. Consequences
(both positive and corrective)

3. Procedures
Establishing and maintaining a positive and efficient classroom requires a management plan that includes
Rules are
observable behaviors

and
in effect the entire day.
Positive Recognition
will
motivate

and
reinforce
Individual
Small Group
Class-Wide
Step One:
WATCH THE EXEMPLAR

Step Two:
GET CLEAR ON THE DIRECTIONS
What skill am I focusing on?

Step Three:
PAIR PRACTICE
One CM is the teacher, the other observes. SWIT
CH.

Step Four:
SHOUT OUTS and CELEBRATIONS!
Shout out a partner who did an excellent job practicing our new skill!

Video 4
Windowpane:
Top Left Box
Draw a picture that represents how you feel about the classrooms we observed.
Video 1
Windowpane:
Top Right Box
Write one word that describes your reaction to Lee Canter and
Assertive Discipline
Windowpane:
Bottom Right Box
A strong teacher voice is like

________________________.
Road Sign
Reflection
1. Grab a popsicle stick
from your bucket


2. Prepare to share one sentence about your current understanding of classroom management.
Windowpane Reflection:
Bottom Left Box
Die Reflection
reactive
proactive
No-Nonsense Nurturer
Effective management is
100% of students following
100% directions
100% of the time
The Bottom Line:
1) Verbal Warning
2) Chill Out
3) Buddy Room
4) Silent Lunch/Phone Call Home
Solano Consequences
Video 5
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