Positive Management Plan

By on November 10, 2014
Positive Management Plan

For those of you who missed my first post on my adventures in classroom management, this is a follow up post with another strategy I am working on with those wild and crazy freshmen I’ve got this year. 

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A Poster Idea for Managing Groups

In this post I’d like to talk a bit about classroom management. I am going into my 15th year of teaching and I have always been proud of my classroom management skills. I rarely send kids to the office and usually am able to develop a strong sense of community in my classes so major discipline issues have never been a real problem.

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Critical Concepts and Building Vocabulary

This has been a year of big changes for me as an educator. I am now teaching ELD and AVID at the high school level, after 13 years of teaching middle school. Holy adjustment Batman!

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Making the Common Core More Common...In Our Classrooms

I'm not sure what is happening at your schools around the shift to Common Core Standards (CCS), but I do know that it is a BIG topic at my school right now.

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Evaluating the Credibility of Websites

My 8th graders are in the middle of a research paper on Westward Movement. For this assignment students are required to use at least three sources: one print source, one web based source, and a third of their choice. Every year we deal with the issue of students wanting to use sites like Wikipedia, About.com, and Ask.com as cited sources.

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