Classroom meetings are at time when you can bring your class or small groups of students together to talk about and problem solve issues in the classroom. It is a great way to be proactive to things that hindering the positive classroom climate you are trying so hard to create. It allows the students input and lets you teach how to handle things in the classroom. The number one thing to remember is that classroom meetings are about bringing awareness and consensus rather than lecturing. Let me say that again...classroom meetings are not about lecturing your students. You do this by making sure you talk less than 50% of the time. This allows your students to have a voice and builds the awareness and consensus needed for any change.
This Free Classroom Meeting Procedure Tip Sheet can help you create a positive classroom climate. Read the entire blog post here.