Anyone who has been on a middle or high school campus lately knows that profanity in the classroom is rampant. In this post I will give you some suggestions for how to handle it in your classroom. Reasons Students Use Profanity in the Classroom Before we get into the strategies, let’s talk about some of […]
You can improve your classroom management by improving your exit routine. In this post, I am going to give you 8 of my favorite tips for a stress free end of day or end of period routine. In the last post, I highlighted ways to improve your entry routine. If you missed it you can
One way to improve your classroom management is by refining your entry routine and procedures. I have found that problems tend to arise in my classroom management when things are a bit too loosey goosey. Maybe I haven’t made my expectations in certain areas clear. Or maybe I have stopped enforcing or reinforcing certain routines
Using choral response is one of the easiest ways to improve your student engagement. However, getting your middle school students to participate in it can be a challenge without the right routines and procedures. So, let’s chat about that. What is a choral response? Choral response is when you ask your students to repeat something
Parent communication is a basic skill that teachers need to cultivate. However, it is one that can also be time consuming and uncomfortable. In this post, I am going to address emails v. phone calls and give you my opinion based on my own experience. Parent Communication: Back in the Day I’ve been teaching since
Every good teacher has a progressive classroom discipline plan. What is a progressive classroom discipline plan? It is a set of steps that you move through when students need consequences for their behavior. It is a tool that you can use to keep everything on track and running smoothly. Businesses use them all the time
Classroom management in middle school can be difficult. Have you ever worked for hours to perfect the most awesome lesson ever? Only to feel like your students aren’t listening to you when you finally get the chance to deliver it? Is there a constant undercurrent of talking while you are talking? Do you find yourself
Is building relationships with students at the secondary level important? When you see 100 – 150 students everyday, how can you manage it? How do you get to know them on a personal level and still find the time to get through your curriculum? Is it even worth the time? The answer is yes, absolutely.