Techniques That Backfire.
the Bully by the Horns -- Kathy Noll and Dr. Jay Carter have
written a book and developed a website to help young people deal with bullies,
child violence, and self-esteem issues. The website includes an article
about how adults can help "prevent children from becoming a statistic
on school grounds," and offers "Bully Advice" for kids &
Management -- For a treasure trove of tips, visit Scott Mandel's
Teachers Helping Teachers site. Includes a beginner's skinny on grading,
including thoughts about what to write on papers. Be sure to scroll down
the page. You'll find a varied selection of brief articles, including "Guidelines
for Good Classroom Management Practice."
Has Classroom Management Evolved? -- This article from
the McREL education research lab traces the history of classroom management,
examines recent changes in the field and provides concrete examples of new
from Veteran Teachers -- A collection of e-mail advice collecting
from the Middle-L listserve.
with Tardy Students -- Receiving consistent attendance and
punctuality from all your students may prove to be even more of a daunting
task than it sounds. Also read these teacher ideas about improving
attendance. And these
management tips from teachers.
Finally, here are some ideas about managing
LEADERSHIP -- The most fitting context for discipline and magement is Classroom Leadership
Engaged Learning is a key to making classrooms productive and relatively free of distracting discipline problems. Just what is engaged learning?
"Engaged learning is the process in which students actively participate in their learning. Students are involved, beginning on the first day, in the decision making of the course of their study. Students vigorously research, discuss, create projects, and use technology to make discoveries based on their choices. Students are active participants in the learning process. The teacher serves as a "coach or facilitator," guiding students to the desired goal.
"Engaged learning allows students to participate in "real-life" activities through collaboration, exploration, and discovery with peers. Engaged learning projects do not focus on one subject, but the integration of many or all subjects. Assessment in engaged learning can be very diverse. Assessment should be real, continuing, and encouraging."
(Source: Belt, K., et al., Green is Good)
Engaged learning is a key variable in effective schools, best practices, and is the underlying purpose of behavior management and discipline programs.
Exploring these twenty-two ENGAGED LEARNING sites will help you explore or expand your awareness of this key teaching/mentoring aspect.