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Welcome to our first Management Monday post!
In this series we will spotlight ways to manage the many little details that accompany teaching in a classroom or at home.
Today we'd love for you to cooperate by adding your suggestions in the comment section.
How do you:
~organize your supplies and student materials
~maintain control of your students so you can get through a lesson
~lesson plan for your day (How much time do you allow per subject area?)
~keep track of & evaluate what you've taught
~manage planning, keeping up your home life, and continuing professional development
~organize student work
~decide which student samples to save & how to store them
Are there any other techniques you have implemented for managing activities for optimal success?
Please send us your ideas. We will look forward to reading them and posting them on future Management Mondays!
She also shared a simple and easy way for kids to personalize their backpack, so it won't get mixed up with all the other bags on the playground.This chore chart can be saved on your computer to help you track weekly assignments. There is also a more "manly" version available for your little man.For controlling the papers and artwork your children want to keep, Jill suggests a magnetic board system.
Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot suggests Popsicle Stick Turn Taking
Students are enthusiastic about participating! To keep turn taking fair, write each student's name on a popsicle stick and store them in a mug. Whenever student participation is required, pull a stick and allow that student to answer the question, be the special helper, or "pass" without giving a reason. Once the student has had a turn, put the stick back in the mug with the name side up instead of down. (If the student decides to pass, put their stick back down to give him or her another opportunity). The system allows every student an opportunity to participate some how during each day. Once the class is familiar with this method, the number of "shout out" answers will decrease and if a student does shout out an answer their stick can be turned around. They've then "missed" their next turn; most students don't want that to happen!