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An English teacher at a Secondary School in the UK. * Sharing and questioning the day job. * I teach KS3/4/5.
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I created this handy help sheet for staff about ‘Bell Work’.

It’s commonly used in primary schools, but less so (it seems) in Secondary school classrooms. Tomorrow, at our department meeting, I am introducing and promoting the concept of Bell work to the rest of my department.

Sharing, as this may be useful.

educationcreateshumanimagination:

New Teacher Classroom Management. This is a helpful video with awesome tips to help make learning go smoother in a classroom. Also to make it more engaging and fun!

ughteaching:

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To Which I Respond:

HAHAHAHAHA this made me LOL Totally inappropriate tho

serenityinislam:

  1. The words you use are as powerful as the message you are trying to convey – do you always know what to say when under stress?
  2. Describing exactly what students are doing is often more effective than telling them not to do something.
  3. Giving students an option when dealing with items they should…

hithertokt:

The word ‘group’ started to look really weird.

[P.S. Edit: I got everything above — stars, labels, sticks — from the dollar store. Cost: three bucks and twenty minutes total.]

msshrummsclassroom:

Uh, why didn’t I think of this?

Interesting idea… pupils who cause their stick to turn to red don’t get the opportunity to get reward/ SIMs point/ certificate/ sticker - OR are just simply aware that they’re one of the few who are ‘red’ and so they are doing something inappropriate.

msshrummsclassroom:

Uh, why didn’t I think of this?

Interesting idea… pupils who cause their stick to turn to red don’t get the opportunity to get reward/ SIMs point/ certificate/ sticker - OR are just simply aware that they’re one of the few who are ‘red’ and so they are doing something inappropriate.

mslevasseur:

Pinsperation! The kids had to look solely at the picture of the student and came up with their own descriptions of what his body was doing. We named him “Sam” and he lives on our board.

Reblogged this - it could easily be adapted/ used in Secondary.

Unless you’re prepared to deal with children in all their glory, don’t become a teacher.

Gerard Gordon

So good to remember. We will never get the ‘perfect’ class!

(via silentgoldenmoments)

classroomcollective:

Behavior Management—Improvement Needed Inventory


In the first few minutes of your lessons, what tips/ tricks have you discovered for settling the class and making a smooth start/ smooth transition?

I’ve picked up a few things along the way - but feel free to ‘reply’ with your tried and tested ideas!

  1. Meet your pupils at the classroom door - greet them as you would an adult, and use the time to give any reminders or ‘polite’ notices about their uniform etc.
  2. Have something to get on with - as pupils are walking in, or on the board/ their desks ready, have a short activity to get on with and to wake their brains up!
  3. Have someone who hands books/ work out for you as soon as they enter - it helps to use the same people, to build up a routine.
  4. Share the learning objectives and reason for covering this with pupils - handy to have it ready on the board/ PowerPoint slide etc and to take them through it. You can also get pupils to ‘explain’ back to you, and the class, what you’ll be doing and why.
  5. Be Welcoming - A positive start is much more likely to create a positive atmosphere and environment. Treat pupils with some respect. If you had a difficult lesson last time, don’t carry it forward in to this new lesson.

What about your ideas? x