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Copy of Copy of Copy of Harry Wong

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Dawn M Iglesias

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Dawn Sinclair- Iglesias
Florida Southern College
1107 Professor Aponte

Harry Wong
Wongs' Beliefs
The main problem in teaching is not poor discipline, but poor classroom management.
There is not only one great mind, but two! Meet Rosemary Wong
A former secondary science teacher, Harry is now an educational speaker around the world.
He has written over 30 publications!
The Wongs sold over 2.7 million copies of their famous book, "The First Days of School"
The Wongs are known for their video series, "The Effective Teacher".
Visit their website at
Classroom Management is Key!
Poor classroom management is the main cause of bad behavior... not discipline

Discipline is concerned with how students behave
Procedures are concerned with how things are done
The more capable the teacher, the more successful the student.
Effective teachers spend most of the first 2 weeks teaching students to follow class procedures.
Procedures provide a foundation that leads to high student achievement.
Discipline has penalties and rewards
Procedures have no penalties or rewards
Plan and Organize
To Maintain Organization:
1.Keep a schedule
2. Know where things are
3. Manage your time and space
Don't forget: Begging, Borrowing and Stealing is acceptable in the teacher world!
Teachers experience 4 stages of teaching, fantasy, survival, mastery and impact.
“The very first day, the very first minute, the very first second of school, teachers should begin to establish a structure of procedures and routines for class”

Student achievement is reflected by well planned procedures in the classroom.
Procedures Ensure Success
To establish successful procedures:

1. Decide what routines are needed based on planned activities

2. Make lists of the procedural steps students
must follow for the activity

Restroom Procedure, Entering and Exiting the classroom
*If you want students to do something, a
procedure is the way to make that happen
3 Steps to Teach Procedure

1. Explain and demonstrate the procedure

2. Rehearse the procedure with the students

3. Reinforce the procedure to make it a habit
Wongs' Procedures are Useful for Secondary Teachers too!
Harry and Rosemary say...
The most important factor in school learning is the ability of
the teacher. The more capable the teacher, the more successful
the student.
What you do on the first day of school determines your success
for the rest of the year.
Learning is most effective when it takes place in a supportive community of learners.
Maintaining good classroom management is the “key” to survive all 4

A Discipline Plan Is Necessary, However
"Although classroom misbehavior occurs primarily because of poor classroom management, all teachers still need a discipline plan that contains rules and consequences"

The Wongs are not particular about what kind of discipline, but develop something that is suited to your requirements
and your students' needs.
Carefully think of expectations that you have for your
students and then write them as rules.
Be sure to post them in class. (Limit these rules to 5)
How to Begin a Class Successfully
For the first day, prepare the classroom before the students arrive.
Getting organized
Room arrangement
Preparation check list
Student contract for classroom materials
Establishing relationships with students and parents.
Letter to students
Parent letter
Homework tip list
Rules, consequences and rewards
Maintaining a good learning climate
Reasons for behavior management plan
Rules consequences and rewards
Procedures in behavior management
"Duty Wheel" for student jobs
Classroom Management
Establishing "Whole Brain " teaching early
Everything has a place
New Teacher Academy: Classroom Management
Set the classroom expectations and test drive them for a bit. Get rid of things that aren't working. Or revise them. It's okay to add as well. Talk to your students about it, so they'll know what you expect.
Sometimes you need to pick your battles.
Clutter Free Classroom
Create a Safe, Clutter Free Environment
Build and organize a classroom library
Organize and label everything
Use binders to keep track of papers
Use baskets and boxes for papers and larger items
Create lesson plans in advance
Create a seating chart
Create learning centers
Group Work " Support Groups"
Ineffective teachers: divide students into groups
and expect them to work together
Effective teachers: teach the group procedures and social skills needed for functioning in a group
Group Discussion
Why is classroom management so important?
Effective teaching and learning cannot take place in a poorly managed classroom. Classroom management has the largest effect on student achievement.
Activating Strategy
Watch a You Tube video,” top 10 Proven Classroom Management Tips for Teachers.”
Classroom management - methods and strategies an educator uses to maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to student success and learning.

Teaching Strategies: A combination of instructional methods, learning activities, and materials that actively engage students.

Get ready for a little quiz to show what you know about....
ESOL Strategies
F.2 - Assign work in groups with native speakers of English.
O.5. Provide ESOL student’s guidelines for written work and homework assignments.
O.6. Provide alternative instruction whenever the class lessons are extremely difficult for the LEP student.
O.7. Arrange small discussion and talking activities that permit students to practice verbal skills.
O.8. Give verbal information and explanations along with a visual presentation.
O.9. Allow the students ample time to complete assignments.
O.10. Keep directions short and simple. O.
11. Assign buddies and peer tutors to your LEP student.

Materials/ Technology/Equipment
Smart Board,tests, quizzes, hand outs , pens, high lighters, pencils, poster board, markers
LEQ #1– What strategies teachers can use to maintain classroom management?
The designated paper passer will give each student a hand out of important facts talking about classroom management. Using the Elmo, we will discuss and model some examples of what we feel are important behavioral and physical environment classroom management strategies. The students will high light at least ten examples of theses strategies (five of behavioral, and five of physical environment). Then they will list them in their journal.

Guide Practice
Divide the students into equal teams. Create a T-Chart on student’s own paper. One student will list classroom management (behavioral) and the other student will list classroom management (physical environment). Place each item in order of importance to the student. (list a minimum of 6 items according to what the student thinks is the most important to them). Then the students will turn and talk to their peers about why they have placed them in the order they have.
Differentiated Instruction
ESE students: peer with a higher-level student. The student will list only two strategies and two will be given as an example.
ELL students: Spanish dictionary, pictures of some items like seating charts, rules, and pictures of teachers demonstrating hand signals.
Gifted: Write a paragraph of a minimum of at least six sentences on how their classroom would function using these types of strategies.

Instruction Continued
2. The teacher will draw a name from the “name can” and on the white board a student will list a behavioral and physical environment strategy that they wrote from their journal and write “S” for strong and “W” for weak. The student will then draw a name from the “name can” until everyone has had a turn.
Use hand signals instead of disrupting the class
Some Ways To Organize Your Classroom
The Physical Environment:
a. Arranging Space
b. Desk Placement
c. Environmental Preferences
d. Designing Classroom Space

LEQ – What is the difference between effective and ineffective teachers?
Arranging Space
Place students desks in groups
Provide Centers
Meeting Spot
Classroom Decor
Safety/ Emergency Preparedness

Create Seating Charts
Learning Areas or Centers
Whole-Group Area:
Small Group Area
Reading Area
Writing Center
Cross-Curricular Center
Computer Station
Creative Arts Center
Listening Station
FEAP 2.E.2 – Convey high expectations with oral and written communication
FEAP 5.E.1 – Identify opportunities to meet personal continuous improvement and goals with use of technology to strengthen the effectiveness
FEAP 5.E.2 – Discuss and reflect data informed research to assist in evaluating learning outcomes and adjust instruction as needed to improve instruction.
PEC 2.3 – Communicate high expectations
PEC 2.5 – Oral and written communication skills
PEC 5.1 – Determine relevant and professional development goals
PEC 5.7 – Choose growth opportunities in technology for accurate design and delivery
ESOL 2.1.d – Demonstrate proficiency in English and model the use of appropriate forms of English for different purposes to the ELLs

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Charles, C.M., ed. Building Classroom Discipline. 9th. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc, 2008. 130-149. Print.
Dabbs,Lisa Michelle, (2012, January 17). new Teaching Academy:Classroom Management. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/new-teacher-academy-1-lisa-dabbs
Harry k. wong publications. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.effectiveteaching.com/pages.php?pageid=34
OER4Schools.(2012,September 24).Group work : group work in primary schools. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=75TzOlU5Tto

Shipley, Farrah.(2009,October 18).Kindergarten Morong Meeting Part 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=Df7wWa1qyh4
Wong, H. A. R. (2000, September). Effective teaching... Retrieved from http://teachers.net/wong/SEP00/
The students will watch a You Tube video from the Teaching Channel on, New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management. As the movie plays we will think about the ineffectiveness of the teacher and how through one on one tutoring, the new teacher realizes how she can become a more effective teacher. We will replay the video and pause it at
key points to discuss the ineffectiveness of the new teacher. The teacher will model and act out an example of an ineffective strategy.
Then the students will turn to a shoulder partner and discuss why my teaching style was ineffective. Turn to a shoulder partner and talk about how I could have been more effective. On the white board we will give the examples from the discussion. On a piece of paper each student will write how the teacher was ineffective and then write what the teacher could have done to be more effective. The video will play and see if the student’s idea is on the right track.

Guided Practice
Independent Assignment
One student will go into another teacher’s classroom. The student will observe the teacher and students. Then the student will write notes on what he or she observed. The notes should be written good enough to write an observation paper on the effective or ineffectiveness of the teacher. The student will be graded on a rubric scale that would be previously handed to them.
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