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The Picture Prefect Classroom

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The Picture Perfect Classroom
Good Afternoon,
Please get started with the warm up instructions.
1. Grab a pen/pencil and sheet of paper from your table.
2. Identify the best teacher you ever had (K-college) name isn't important. Write why you think they were the best teacher you've had.
3. Write what is one strategy that teacher used for classroom management.
4.Now identify a teacher that you would consider one of the worst teachers you ever had (K-College) and NO NAMES! Write 1-2 specific actions that you feel have earned
them this title.
5. Place your pen/pencil on the top of your card when finished.
By Ashley Jones
Conclusion: Every Kid Needs A Champion
Everyone Table Share Answers 2 - 4
2 minutes
Any behavior management book offering “sure-fire” or “quick-fix” strategies should be filed under “fiction”.
Teaching Styles
Student population
Every strategy isn't effective for every teacher
Students misbehave for several reasons
The Effective Teacher

Has a discipline plan that does not degrade students.
Enforces the rules consistently.
Has learned how to discipline with the body, not with the mouth.
Has self-confidence and faith in his or her capabilities.
Has positive and measurable expectations for student success
Is an extremely good classroom manager
Knows how to design lessons for student mastery

The Ineffective Teacher

• May have no clearly defined rules.
• Communicates rules sporadically and as they are suddenly needed to stifle a situation.
• Conveys rules in a gruff, angry, and condescending manner.
• Winces, shrugs, or conveys via facial expression or body language disbelief in what is being said.
• Conveys that “I’m only doing this because the administration wants me to do it.”
• Tells students, “If you don’t want to learn, that’s not my problem.”
• Berates students with meaningless phrases to convey expectations “Don’t you know any better?” or “How many times do I have to tell you?”
They are bored.
They don’t know the purpose of your presentation.
They don’t understand how the information that you are delivering applies to them.
Instruction is uninteresting.
The pace of the instruction is incorrect (too fast, or too slow).
Not enough interaction between and among peers.
Rules for Classroom Rules
-Keep rules to a minimum (approx. 5).
-Keep the wording simple and positive.
-Represent specific basic expectations.
-Describe behavior that is observable and measurable.
-Assign consequences.
-Keep the rules posted.
-Consider having rules recited daily for first two weeks then periodically as needed...
Inappropriate Rules:
-Be responsible
-Pay attention
-Do your best
-Be kind to others
-Respect authority
-Be polite
Preferred Rules:
-Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
-Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak.
-Sit in your seat unless you have permission to leave it.
-Walk, don’t run, at all times in the classroom.

Consequences Activity
The best consequences are reasonable and logical.
For the following types of student behavior, develop with your group both an example of a logical consequence AND an illogical consequence…

Chews gum
Turns in sloppy paper
Walks in the classroom noisily
Passes paper in incorrectly
Arrives late
Does not bring textbook
Does not bring pencil or pen
The number one problem in the classroom
is not discipline: it is the lack or
procedures and routines.
Harry Wong
• What the teacher wants done.
Three Step Approach
for Teaching Procedures
• What the students do automatically.
• Explain: State, explain, model, and demonstrate the procedure.

• Rehearse: Rehearse and practice the procedure under your supervision.

• Reinforce. Reteach, rehearse, practice, and reinforce the classroom procedure until it becomes a student habit or routine. May need tune ups every so often.
Be Proactive
Time Management
Good Lessons!
Learn to use nonverbal language
-Non-verbal cues can be effective to show the class that the noise level is too high.
-Tell the student up-front what is your cue, and use it throughout the presentation.
-Cues can be a bell, a clicker, flipping the light switches.
-They can also be facial expressions, body posture and hand signals.
Ex. Meet and Greet
Engagement begins the moment students cross the classroom threshold.
-Become a facilitator
-Interact with students in proximity
-Teach from all points in the room, not just the front desk
-Keep record of good and bad student behavior
Starting Up…
-Always something to do when you come in
-Students do not wait until the bell to get started
-Smooth & efficient transitions
-Get everyone's attention
-Teach routine
-Limit the time required for student to be ready
-Engage students immediately
Be prepared
-Clear explanations
-Create focus
-Have filler activities
-Have materials ready
-Have a system of how to distribute materials
-Shift phases of learning
Think Prevention
Consider how you can manage the learning process to prevent undesirable behaviors (i.e. classroom set-up, opportunities for students to interact, active involvement, clear communication of expectations, structuring for success).
Activity: Pick a scribe to record group answers for your table. Watch the following video without talking. After discuss with your group how David Spade could have been more proactive.
The effective teacher starts the
class immediately with an
assignment, not roll taking.
Snowball Activity
1. The scribe at each table will give each person a number(1-4).
2. Grab a pen, full sheet of paper and go stand in a circle where you see your given number.
3. Wait quietly for further instructions.
Scenario 1:
The bell rings for class to begin. The class is only 45 minutes long. The teacher gives an extra 10 minutes for the warm up activity because Johnny and Lindsey lost their folders. The teacher normally gives 12 minutes for the warm up so she can settle students down, talk to the teacher next door and take roll.
What corrections would you make to this situation?
Scenario 2:
Scenario 3:
Scenario 4:
Scenario 5:
When turning in homework for the day, 20 out of 25 understood the material. The teacher felt everyone should master the material so she turned the class into a re-teach day instead of moving on to new material.
Today's lesson included using computers
for stations. The teacher forgot to set up and charge the computers, so now she has to go next door to borrow chargers before the lesson starts.
Students come in the classroom and visit
with each other until the bell rings. Once the bell rings they start looking for a pencil, put up their headphones and sharpen their pencils.
The teacher keeps all student journals in crates. The crates are separated by period but are cramped into one corner of the room. Students wait in line approximately two minutes before they reach the crate and find their journal to begin the warm up.
How are you really spending your time?
Are you spending your time on behavior, environment/materials or on teaching?
Consider this…
90 Minute Reading Block
-5 minutes to find a misplaced T.E.
-5 minutes to redirect after a fuss
-5 minutes for bathroom breaks or
pencil sharpening
- 5 minutes of interruptions during
small group instruction
70 minutes of reading!
The Effective Classroom Time Management
Warm-Up: 3 min

30 secs
Engagement: 5 min
Transition: 30 secs
Lesson/Group Work: 20min
Transition: 30 secs
Student Application: 15 min
Clean up: 30 secs
-Connect to student prior knowledge
-Make routine for students to come in and start
-Use time to take attendance
-Students who finish begin to write the Topic & homework in their planners
Ex. 45 min class
45 min!
-Quick verbal segway with appropriate
requested actions for students, if necessary
What corrections would you make to this situation?
What corrections would you make to this situation?
What corrections would you make to this situation?
What corrections would you make to this situation?
Classroom Management is like...
1. Pick one picture out of the stack on your table.
2. You will compare classroom management to the picture as it is a broad spectrum of topics that contribute to an effective classroom.
3. Use this sentence starter: Classroom management is like clock because...
Survey asked students, “what are some ways that teachers show you respect?
63% of students on free or reduced lunch
12. Talk sincerely-no sarcasm or “eye rolling”
11. Return work promptly
10. Be available during non-classroom times
9. Use student‟s name when talking to them
8. Let parents/guardians know student did a good job
7. Prepare exciting lessons
6. Display student work around the classroom/school
5. Have a sense of humor
4. Listen without interrupting
3. Respect personal space (don‟t touch, grab, eyeball)
2. Use a calm tome of voice, even when they are upset (No yelling)
1. Talk privately to students when a problem occurs
Protect your teaching time!
If 20 minutes of reading time is lost every day…

20 min X 180 days =3,600 min/yr

FORTY 90 Minute Block periods of reading is lost each year! (2 months of school!!)
*Everything must have a home
*Define zones (the spaces) in your classroom
*Label zones so students know where to find or turn in things
* Keep materials for the lesson as close to the students as possible to eliminate unnecessary movement
* Have procedural routines to let the students know what materials are needed for the day.
If you don’t plan, the student will plan for you!!
*Know the power of proximity
*You can accomplish more through your body language than through your voice.
*Put your body next to problems.
*Put your body in-between students who are disruptive.
*Know how to work one-on-one with students while not turning your back on the rest of the class.
Make your lessons relevant
and interesting to your students.
Use examples that interest students.

Teach positively and show your enthusiasm. Passion is contagious.
Movement is the key
-Entering the classroom
-Getting to work immediately
-End of class dismissal
-Participating in class discussions
-Changing groups
-Turning in papers
-When you finish early
-Asking a question
-Responding to fire, severe weather, and tornado drills
-Leaving the classroom
-When visitors arrive
-Keeping a notebook
-Getting classroom materials
*Planning engaging, purposeful lessons is one of the best recipes for a smooth, orderly classroom
*Over plan your lessons to minimize down time…down time is every teacher’s worst enemy
*Plan lessons that address multiple learning styles and allow all students to experience success
-Make sure all students can see and hear clearly (and you can see them clearly).
-Arrangement is determined by learning activity (lecture, class discussion, small group work, and student behavior, etc.).
-Allow room and easy access for proximity control.
-Think through class procedures and learning activities and arrange the room in the best possible way.
Physical Space
Arrange desks to optimize the most common types of instructional tasks you will have students engaged in.
Desks in Rows, Front to Back
Desks in Row, Side to Side
Desks in Clusters
Desks in U-Shape
Make sure you have access to all parts of the room.

Feel free to assign seats, and change at will.

Minimize the disruptions caused by high traffic areas in the class.

Arrange to devote some of your bulletin board/display space to the daily objective, agenda/activities for the day if possible, homework and student work.
*Let students know what materials you want them to bring from home. Have a place and a procedure ready for the storage and distribution of these materials.

*Have a seating plan prepared.

*Store seldom used materials out of the way

*Place electronic media where there are electrical outlets and where the students will not trip over the wires; have extension cords, adapter plugs, and batteries

*Obtain a supply of the forms that are used for daily school routines

*Organize, file, inventory student work and previous lessons

*Test any equipment to make sure that it works BEFORE you use it
Folders on the back of the chair.
Folders on table separated by period.
Materials for the day readily accessible.
Post it seating chart
Need Today
Reduce clutter and let students know they need certain materials today.
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