Do you want to encourage your students to follow directions, enhance their creativity and increase their motivation in a fun-filled, productive way? If you do, then this is the book for you! These step-by-step activities also expand reading and vocabulary skills if you have students read them, and they develop listening skills when you read them aloud to your class. Organized by seasons, the activities include Presidents' Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and a variety of other subjects and special days throughout the year. Students will learn how to follow directions for coloring, changing words into other words, drawing pictures, folding paper and more. Each activity includes easy-to-understand directions, and requires a minimum of preparation time by the teacher.
The way teachers talk to students affects how young children learn and how they feel about themselves as learners and members of the classroom community. This book offers strategies for supporting students through the use of positive language and includes hundreds of model phrases and statements for welcoming children, helping children manage their behavior, giving feedback on work, and more.
Full-color photographs selected by seasoned first-grade teacher Judy Lynch showcase dozens and dozens of creative, practical ideas, each accompanied by Judy's insightful comments. From arranging furniture and creating storage space to designing teaching areas and making schedules, Judy guides teachers through the creation of a successful classroom environment. She also describes classroom-tested procedures and routines for shared, guided, and independent reading, writer's workshop, literacy centers, word work, and more. The fresh ideas, helpful tips, and beautiful photographs will inform and inspire - all year long!
The Answer to Every Teacher's QuestionHow do you ensure that the whole class remains on task while you work with small reading groups? This resource of 30 learning centers provides the answer. Each open-ended, easy-to-store center has been designed to motivate and excite children. Packed with management strategies, assessment tools, and reproducibles, this classroom-tested program will provide uninterrupted teaching time with small groups and lots of independent learning fun.
This second edition to the best-selling Please Don't Sit on the Kids offers positive, insightful advice to teachers looking for new ways to manage behavior in the early childhood classroom. The "magic list" of alternatives empowers teachers to stop inappropriate behavior in the classroom, model constructive methods for handling anger, and help children develop social responsibility. Real-life examples are provided.
Classroom management is not about discipline, rules, and consequences for behavior. With effective classroom management, the teacher creates an environment where engaged students are learning every day. When you follow Jerry Evanski’s extensively-researched eight-week program, you’ll learn new methods to perform these critical teaching tasks: • Getting students’ attention• Keeping students’ attention • Engaging your students • Teaching the content • Encouraging students’ participation • Giving directions • Communicating clearly • Making successful transitions. Each week, the program focuses on one general task, with five specific skills to help you master that task. At the end of eight weeks, you’ll manage your classroom with confidence.
This book is crammed with stimulating ideas for the awkward transition times of the day, such as lining up and answering the register. The activities have been carefully chosen to ensure students work as a team, and develop their self-esteem, physical and mental health, but most importantly, ensure they have fun. Use these ideas to refresh repetitive routines. If they go smoothly, then the rest of the day will too.
The author draws on research and his own extensive work experience in urban districts across the states to present a convincing case for the pivotal role of high expectations in student achievement. All students are most likely to succeed when administrators, teachers, mentors, and parents communicate that they expect stellar results and then provide the instructional support that’s needed to guarantee academic success.
More than 450 messages to help you communicate effectively with students, parents and administrators. Outstanding NEW messages for report cards and assessments, also requests, invitations, thank-yous, notes of encouragement, letters about discipline and much more!
Strategies for Arrival Time, Class Meetings, Work Centers, Small Groups, Outside Play and Includes Dozens of Other Routines That Set the Stage for Children's Literacy & Help Them Feel At Home in the ClassroomHelp children learn classroom routines! Filled with ideas for introducing and managing essential early childhood routines and activities that foster independence and build community.
Do you ever wonder how some teachers seem to have everything in order all the time? Learn their secrets. Find out how to get yourself organized so that you can organize your classroom.
Presented are ideas for addressing a wide range of individual abilities within the regular classroom. Practical suggestions help teachers facilitate learning and promote the socialization of special needs students.
The goal for early childhood teachers is to create and manage a developmentally sound and enriching learning environment. The practical tips and tools in this book will help teachers do just that.
Includes lessons, strategies, and management techniques to help you set up a supportive physical and social environment; integrate visual, auditory, and tactile strategies into your teaching; model routines that build independence; and teach reading, writing, and math so ALL students can learn!
Practical, easy-to-follow guidelines help a kindergarten teacher learn how to set up a workable kindergarten, prepare materials, discipline fairly, encourage cooperative learning, assess students' process, and more.
Find out how to establish, organize, and effectively use learning centers. Innovative suggestions and practical tips help teachers master this management style and ensure that each student realizes his or her potential for learning.