Building a positive classroom community is a goal of mine every day. The littlest adjustments within your routine and interactions with students can help shape a safe, caring and nurturing environment. One of the most important things I have found to build a successful classroom is to et students working with one another in a successful manner.
I know that all of our classrooms use token boards and basic behavior reward systems. I use my token boards all day, every day. They are a MUST. However, sometimes I find that teachers get to wrapped up with the "working for" cards that they forget to have some fun with behavior too. I wanted to share a few ways I reward my students in the classroom as a whole!
Teaching students to follow directions can be a tough skill to teach. However, it is SUCH an important skill to master. So many times I hear teachers complaining that "they just don't listen to me." Well, have you ever taught your students how to follow directions? If we don't teach them the skills, how can we expect them to follow them?
I love schedules. Schedules are the backbone to my program. Without schedules not only would my students go crazy, but I would go crazy too! I get a lot of questions about the set up of my binder schedules so I wanted to put together a simple video to show you the simple routine we use in my classroom!
Wouldn't it be great if students stayed on task...all day...every day? Well, yes, of course it would be! But wouldn't perfection be boring? Let's discuss different ways you can teach students the importance of staying on task while at school!