Monday, July 14, 2014

Classroom Management for Dummies

I just saw this on FreeTech4Teachers from Keith Hughes' growing library of mostly content videos.  I wish I had had it my first couple of years of teaching when I played the "who wants to go to the office game!"  Now I can proudly say it has been something like two decades since I sent a student to the office.  But that fact has been because of three of the key items in the list above of ten rules - namely 1) keep engaging the kids in work that is meaningful and connected 2) don't make bad behavior a big deal (I have lightly tapped numerous kids over the years as I have walked around or worked their names into my talking) 3) be fun.  I like to tell young teachers that if you are bored in the classroom then imagine how awful it is for the kids.  If you aren't checking the clock then they probably aren't either.  But Keith has other great tips so enjoy. 


Shiny Elena said...

It's so true, some classes are so boring, and why teachers don't think how to catch the interest of children. No surprise that kids lose their motivation to study and hate study. In the future these kids might spend money on searhing for thesis composing for students instead of researching and writing a disserttion and gaining more knowlege. I believe teachers must keep kids motivated, busy and engaged as it helps them to evolve the powers of mind and aquire some necessary skills.

Alicia said...

Teaching is one of the major thing that determine future of our children. It's very important not only for kids and also for parents too that teacher shouldn't be boring. My teacher was very boring, I didn't like to go to school at all and then I started to use affordablepapers review. It was beginning of the end. So, teachers, if you hear me, be more cheerful and kids will pay you back!

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