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Managing classroom lateness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jillian Jackson Jan 27, 2013. 4 Replies

What is the best way to handle students who come in to class late. I am not refering to occasional ones who are genuinely contrite when they enter, more the ones that do so regularly almost ignoring…Continue

Managing classroom lateness

Started Jan 18, 2013 0 Replies

I am a trainee teacher working mostly with 16-19 year olds.I have recently observed a few lessons that were timetabled for 2hrs. In reality this is 1hr 50 mins to allow for 20mins breaks at the end…Continue

Is there a case for combined Pedagogic and Androgogic teacheing strategies with Post 16

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hannah Garnham Jan 16, 2013. 3 Replies

Teaching a group of students the internal crystaline changes of metals and fillers when welded at different amps and temperatures I would argue is best teacher-led learning as nothing can easily be…Continue

 

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Jillian Jackson replied to Roland Baggott's discussion Managing classroom lateness
"It may help to add a sign-in sheet near the door of the classroom. Create a routine where every student signs in before finding their seat. The sign-in sheet is beneficial for secondary students as it prepares them for college. Signing in also…"
Jan 27, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Theresa Young's discussion Suggestions for warm up activities
"Hi Theresa, Evening lessons I know can be hard having seen a couple of tough ones with studenst who clearly would have prefered to be elsewhere! One teacher I saw used a puzzle game which had lots of coloured pictures and images. Mainly missing…"
Jan 21, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Colin Chaplin's discussion Should teachers be competitive?
"Hi Colin, I observed a 'summative assessment revision' lesson where the teacher split the group into pairs and tasked them with researching and making 6 multichoice questions on the subject of H&S (not exactly an exciting subject)…"
Jan 21, 2013
Keeley Knowles commented on Roland Baggott's blog post Theorist search
"Hello, Yeah, I'm with Theresa on this. The humanists more than likely but I don't know one specifically. Ken Robinson? If there isn't one, we should collaborate - 'Baggott et al, 2014' - and write one! Actually,…"
Jan 21, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Theresa Young's discussion Learning by 'heart'
"Hi Theresa, It is one of those activities we all have early memories of. I am not sure for learning basic times tables there are many other effective ways execpt to do the sums everyday until you can mentally, recall the answers. Apart from this…"
Jan 21, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Lissa's discussion Lack of respect from learners
"Hi Melissa, Sorry to hear about your current 'lack of respect' troubles. The students you refer to I assume are studying for a qualification that means they have to follow and complete modules? At the start of the session do you list out…"
Jan 21, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Laura, I agree with you entirely that reflective practice is a very valuable tool to help us improve. As our audience is normally quite varied, as can be the time of day we teach, as can be the nominal interest level of the lesson, .. the one…"
Jan 21, 2013
Theresa Young commented on Roland Baggott's blog post Lesson length time
"Hi Roland, I have exactly the same scenario with one of my lessons! It is so difficult as the students do get tired after about 60 minutes (in my experience) and need a break. How about having an 'active' task after a while? I have been…"
Jan 21, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Keeley Knowles's discussion Does technology ultimately promote equality and enhance social relations?
"Hi Keeley, I believe that technology use in education should be a complement not instead of. I agree that 'spellcheck' is a bit of a literacy coppout for students who word process documents today, but then maybe we should have quick-fire…"
Jan 21, 2013
Theresa Young commented on Roland Baggott's blog post Theorist search
"Hi Roland I don't know what the theorists would say on the topic! Using humour can help to create a relaxed learning environment with the teacher building a rapport with the students. I am thinking - humanist theories, Maslow perhaps - students…"
Jan 21, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Roland Baggott's discussion Managing classroom lateness
"HI Roland, I found this great post about chronic lateness which describes it as a form of passove aggressive resistance or defiance.  Your chronically late student is testing you. Admittedly, this is about a higher education instiitution. …"
Jan 21, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Roland Baggott's discussion Managing classroom lateness
"Thanks Theodore, I can see the benefits of your system. I think most students would value it as fair and reasonable whilst the regular deviators could see their behaviour in the realm of others in the group. Peer pressure may well help in this way…"
Jan 20, 2013
Theodore Shatagin replied to Roland Baggott's discussion Managing classroom lateness
"Here is one suggestion. I used to have a clipboard on which I had the class rosters, homework information etc. Student Name and Check Boxes on a line using graph paper, Xeroxed.  I told the students in my classes that it was my way of recording…"
Jan 18, 2013
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Lesson length time

I am a trainee teacher working with mostly 16-19 year old engineering students.have recently observed during a few lessons that were timetabled for 2 hours. In reality this is 1hr 50 mins as they have 10 mins break at the end of a lesson and start of next making a 20 mins break overall in 4 hours of learning.With a strict college policy on no refreshements in classrooms, I would contend these are long sessions for optimum learning outcome. Being a more mature student myself, I struggle to…See More
Jan 17, 2013
Roland Baggott replied to Erica Holan's discussion Video Games in the Classroom
"Hi Erica, I have seen an excellent outcome lesson when the students made a game themselves to play in class against each other. Working in pairs (to hel develop collaboration skills) students had to prepare 6 multichoice answer questions (4 possible…"
Jan 16, 2013

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Lesson length time

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 9:27am 1 Comment

I am a trainee teacher working with mostly 16-19 year old engineering students.

have recently observed during a few lessons that were timetabled for 2 hours. In reality this is 1hr 50 mins as they have 10 mins break at the end of a lesson and start of next making a 20 mins break overall in 4 hours of learning.

With a strict college policy on no refreshements in classrooms, I would contend these are long sessions for optimum learning outcome. Being a more mature student myself,…

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Managing student lateness

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 12:45am 0 Comments

What is the best way to handle students who come in to class late? I am not referring to the ones that do so occasionally and are contrite when they come in the room, more the ones that seem to do so regularly and almost ignore you when they walk to their desks.

Making a big scene in the lesson seems not so productive and could lead to general disruption. But ignoring will let a poor behaviour go unpunished. (if punish is even the right word?). As a new teacher in training…

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Theorist search

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 4:35am 2 Comments

During a series of teaching observations of one teacher I noted he often used humourous anecdotes especially as brain breaks. As part of my Cert Ed writings I am searching for any theorists who believes humour can be an effective part of learning. Any helpful suggestions out there would be most welcome.

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