Early in my teaching career, I learned that if I can manage classroom movements, I can manage behavior. If I can manage behavior, students learn better.
An earlier post discussed the importance of quick and easy transitions between activities. David Ginsburg discusses smooth transitions in terms of …Continue
I have pretty high expectations for student organization and transitions between activities. I don't want student to lose precious learning time. That said, I don't want students to be robots.
How do I show students I care about them, honor individual quirks, and still clarify my expectations for our learning time?
Clear instructions are written on the board as students arrive - and for each transition. In the past, I wrote steps for students on…Continue
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