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This growing bundle (300+ pages) contains resources that promote student self-awareness, self-discipline, accountability, and a stable, nurturing learning environment. With this collection, you'll have a complete system to support effective discipline management from a multitude of angles and together they'll lead your students to the ultimate goal of positive, respectful behavior.
Below are some comments from teachers who have used these resources in their classrooms:
❤ "Do not hesitate to buy this! Every resource is carefully crafted and promotes a positive classroom culture. I can't wait to start the year off with this!"
❤ "This is a well-written, jam-packed product to help any teacher start the year out right. I appreciate that the lessons are tried and true by the author."
❤ "As a new teacher, this is going to help with my classes next year. Thank you! I love that this isn't about DISCIPLINE but more about creating a firm, friendly, collaborative classroom environment. Great!"
❤ "I have had the most challenging class of my 18 year career this semester and this resource has helped tremendously."
❤ "So many resources, so little time. I already have noticed a difference in my rambunctious 10th graders! Thank you."
Individual Product Descriptions:
1) Editable Class Expectations Poster and Contract. Clear expectations understood by and agreed to by all can be a powerful classroom management tool. With this collection, you'll get a solid start off to your year and receive a class expectations poster for your classroom and an agreement for students and guardians to sign. The agreement is totally editable, as are some posters. You'll have many backgrounds to choose from to fit your classroom decor and needs
My students are asked to keep it in their notebook - which corresponds to CCAS Literacy Speaking and Listening Standard 2a: Come to class prepared. This contract is part of their first notebook check, and can be referred to easily throughout the year.
2) 30 Procedures and Routines for Middle & High School. Uploaded as a Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and PDF document so you can make revisions that fit your students' needs or use as presentation.
These are procedures and routines to keep your class running smoothly. The procedures are listed and then the steps are explained. Teach your students what they need to do to be successful - from how to set up their work space, to what to do if they're absent, to how to create a group area, plus enough class jobs (if you choose) for everyone.
Though these routines will pertain to most classes, you will want to individualize and modify this list to complement your subject area and your students’ needs – change it to work best for your class. The idea is to, as soon as possible, teach the procedures that are integral to running daily class routines smoothly. Then teach other procedures as they logically come up in lessons. Don’t forget to review them, as needed, with your students and be sure to occasionally thank your students for following your procedures.
3) Teach & Sustain a Positive Classroom Culture. A fun, engaging cross curricular mini-unit & teachers’ guide designed to empower you to cultivate and sustain a positive classroom culture as a middle and high school teacher. Minimize talking, interrupting, blurting out, side conversations, attention-seeking behaviors, dominant-submissive group discussions through lessons in self-awareness and self-discipline.
Set the expectation exactly where you want it and how you want it. Demonstrate active listening, empathy, respect, and concern for all your students, as the class leader and role model. All aspects of your class, including discipline, become for the best interests of all, instead of merely following rules for the teacher. In over fifteen years of teaching, this has been one of my most effective behavior management strategy. It involves creating a culture where kids are accountable, not only to the teacher, but to one another as well.
I teach this as my first unit and it sets the groundwork for a caring, respectful environment. It's also rather fun as students practice discussion skills, role play, etc. This, of course, can be taught whenever you decide - as it draws from CCSS Literacy Speaking and Listening standards.
Includes 67+ pages including a teacher's guide, survey, dramatization, graphic organizer, classroom discussion self-assessment, 7-question multiple choice quiz, learning target self-assessment, brain research methods of sustaining the positive culture.
4. Positive Recognition Cards for Middle & High School. Catch and recognize the positive classroom behaviors and practices you want to see - in all subject areas. If you see a student following a specific procedure and want to provide positive feedback, grab a pre-made and copied card and discretely drop it off at the student's desk. Quick, easy, and effective.
Using these cards is simple – especially considering the payoff. After you’ve taught the expectations for speaking and listening, keep these cards handy, so you can hand them out for genuine specific praise when the time is right. Each design includes a blank so that you can add your own categories.
5) Goal Setting System with Workbook. Includes a 2017 mini-calendar with monthly goal-setting sheets. This is a research-based, detailed, fun, and motivational goal-setting system which incorporates analysis, evaluation, discussions, group support, steps toward meeting goals, and monitoring progress. It can be used on a long-term basis, but the duration is totally up to you. You may not have the time to invest in much more than a heads-up check-in here and there; use these tools as they best suit your classes. Great for high school and middle school students - focuses students on self and class evaluating. Featuring original designer edition as well as editable, printer-friendly edition.
6) Empower Student Introverts TED Talks "Power of Introverts" Lesson + Assessments. This CCSS-based 2-3 day lesson is designed to increase self and group awareness and to enhance students' understanding of one another - and ultimately to improve class and group discussions. This packet consists of 10 activities/assessments. TED Talks episode "The Power of Introverts" with Susan Cain, is an eye-opening video which will guide your students toward realizing their own and others learning styles. This will lead them to develop an action plan toward more balanced discussions. As a by-product, these lessons and activities also increases awareness of those who tend to dominate discussions and seek attention during class time. Finally, it brings a call to action for your students to develop an action plan to balance class discussion time, and that honors everyone's learning style.
Schema Questionnaire (Anticipatory)
Introvert vs. Extrovert Self-Test (Internet and hard copy provided) Continuum Graphic
Vocabulary for TED Talks video
Short Reading Piece with Facts About Introversion and Extroversion
Study Guide for Video (thoughts and Q & A for during and after video)
Passage-Based Personal Essay Prompt, Rubric, and Two Pages of Quotes to Serve as the Passage
Contemplation and Conversation Cards
Quotes by Susan Cain Poster
Post Test A and B Versions
Detailed Ideas and Notes for Teaching Throughout
7) Editable Goal-Setting Calendar for 2018.
8) Positive Classroom Management: Customizable Student Recognition Awards. Recognize your students' hard work and effort throughout the school year with this colorful, positive set of 10 different awards. Each beautiful design includes a blank version so you can customize to fit every occasion in your classroom. Saved as PDF and PPTX and editable. You can type the specifics on PowerPoint or simply print them from the PDF file and hand write the information. Whatever works best for you!
Regularly or randomly rewarding your students in your own classroom helps create an inspiring classroom environment. You can also use these for more school-wide awards programs as well. I have found it particularly beneficial and motivating to students to take five minutes every couple of weeks to announce these. That five-minute chunk is a huge investment in students individually, as well as in creating a positive and nurturing class culture. Students see exactly what their accomplishment is written on the certificate for genuine, specific praise. I usually then hang them on the wall for display, until the next set is given. Regardless of your students' ages, being recognized by you is a powerful motivator and usually is quite meaningful to your students and their families. Purchase once, re-use for years!
9) Gratitude-inspiring Lessons and Posters. Great gratitude awareness activities and posters to use any time of the year. Raising your students' awareness about gratitude helps your subtle, yet effective, preventative discipline - and is one way to continuously build the positive, respectful class culture you want for your students. Package includes 6 different designs (see preview) to match your room decor - of 20 posters inspired with quotes regarding gratitude.
10) 18 Growth Mindset Exit Slips and Strategies. This packet provides 18 exit tickets to assess and reinforce your students' goal plans and growth mindset. Some are flexible enough to use as bell-ringers, mini-lessons, brain breaks – or whatever you might need. Others are clearly set as exit tickets. The time required of each varies between 2 to 10 minutes, and some (e.g., the email) can extend, if you wish, beyond that. These exit slips are designed for all subjects that implement the growth mindset philosophy.
11) 50 Mindfulness Cards for Teachers to Transform Your Classroom Discipline. Along with 20 pages of enrichment resources, this system cards will take you step-by-step in creating an improved and positive class environment. One that your students will be excited to be a part of, and that will guide you in preventing and managing behavioral issues.
Implementing and personalizing the ideas behind any one of these cards - even in just one class – can be a huge improvement in your approach to classroom management. With fifty, you can plan on, not only improving your students' behavior, but on giving yourself a toolkit to use each and every year. How you use these mindfulness cards must meet your needs and your personality style – they are for you, make the process your own. Adapt it to fit who you are and adjust how and when you use the system to meet your needs and your time frame.
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