Teaching students rules and procedures is a skill in itself. You have to learn to teach it and then reinforce them while doing it in an engaging way. In this article, I'll give you some ideas of how to teach your students your classroom routines and expectations in a fun and engaging way.
We are enjoying our art room jobs this year. After thinking about the daily jobs that we do in the art room, I listed the six most frequent tasks. Last year I had a "helper table" that helped with everything that day. This year, I am giving each table a job to do each week. The color for each job stays the same for the entire week for all of my classes to make it manageable. If we are not painting, the table that would handle washing the brushes does "quality control". Otherwise, my job is…
At a staff meeting we were all asked to create a classroom procedures flowchart. At first I went "yuck, more work" but then I realized this is the greatest thing ever!!! It is simple and easy to make...I used Power Point because that is what I was in at the moment. Fell free to download it for idea inspiration. I had them laminated, one for each table. If someone is not sure what to do next the manager of that table will hand them a flowchart. It has changed my world!
Likability is a key principle of SCM—because it makes building rapport effortless. It causes students to want to listen to you, please you, and behave for you. It helps make your consequences matter. Being disliked, on the other hand, makes classroom management far more ... Read more
Who wants to spend Summer vacation in a hot, sweaty classroom? If you'd like to reclaim your personal time, check out these 10 THINGS TO PREP FOR SUMMER BREAK. These art room systems will become a yearly routine to help you leave on the last day on time and prepped for the Back to School.
Art Teachers, in your Art Classroom you’re always going to have students finish before the rest, fast finishers, so let’s take a look at some ideas or routines that you can build into your classroom so that students know what to do when they’re done so they don’t have to ask you and so that you don’t have to instruct them on what to do EVERY time.
I am a firm believer that kids will become whatever you tell them they are. My entire classroom management changed for the better when I decided to be focus my growth mindset to be a proactive teacher rather than reactive. Read about what happened when I threw out the rule book and started teaching Classroom Values instead! #GrowthMindset #ClassroomManagement #BuildingBrilliance
Classroom management and thinking through how my classroom will run is more important than the decorations and arrangement! Do you agree? My classroom has several different strategies set up; and as needed, I will adjust accordingly as my students arrive and I learn their needs. Today, I have 8 Classroom Management Tips for you to […]