Tuesday's Tip for Teachers: Need a creative class management tool that's a bit different? When the class works well together, they get a piece to a puzzle. When the puzzle is complete, they earn a reward! This not only promotes teamwork and togetherness but you can also use the puzzle as an example of many pieces coming together to create a whole, just like a class full of students.
Creating a Culture of Kindness in Your Classroom. The best way to promote kindness and caring behaviors in our classrooms is to model them. When we show our students what it LOOKS like and SOUNDS like to be kind, there is a far greater chance they will repeat those modeled behaviors. It is so important to remember that children watch their teachers all the time and listen to everything they say (especially when it’s not in a lecture).
Once students enter the room each day, the timer begins. The timer stops once lunch count/attendance is taken on the Smartboard, everybody's materials are out on their desk with their binder underneath the desk, and everyone is seated. Sixth grade students love competing to beat their previous time. The best part? I don't have to say a word. My students encourage everyone to follow expectations and get ready to go as fast as they can.