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Sh!t Classrooms: How to Troubleshoot Them!

Teaching Strategies, Behaviour Management, Troubleshoot classrooms, Creating Engagement

Troubleshoot Classrooms

Challenging classrooms? Here, you will find innovative teaching strategies, preventative and restorative behaviour development (management) teacher tips. They're hands-on, fun and practical strategies for not only addressing behaviour in challenging classrooms but pushing the innovative envelope.

Please feel free to comment on the posts & share them with your friends.  We'd love to hear how you went when trying the teaching strategies, perhaps you could include how you modified the tip to suit your class.

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How to utilise the '3rd space' to get your appraisal reflections done!

Posted by Granted Education on November 19, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok, breathe in and then out. This shouldn’t be too painful but I was thinking that some of you don’t know there’s an easier way to get your appraisal reflections done. Let me start at the beginning …


A typical day for me is to get up at 6am, hit the snooze button a couple of times before checking the weather for the day. After considering what to wear, showering, getting dressed, making a takeaway coffee for me and one for my partner for when she wak...

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Providing High Quality Assessment & Feedback

Posted by Granted Education on November 17, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This year has been crazy busy. I’m sure every teacher feels that but seriously, I don’t think I’ve collected so much assessment in my whole life! Thankfully, this has not all been summative but I also feel like I’ve never had such a good idea of where my kids are sitting and how I can help them move forward.


As many of you know, I am working in a collaborative classroom and I am thankful every...

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Teaching - are you ready for the future NOW?

Posted by Granted Education on April 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

You may not have noticed it, but how we teach is starting to change - thank goodness!


Look beyond the evolutionary hangovers of uniforms, school bells and rigid timetables and you will start to see something exciting that is bubbling below the surface - hybrid schooling. No, we’re not raising a new generation of half human, half machine (although the kid’s ability to quickly adapt to new technology may have you thinking...

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10 Qualities of Great Teachers - are you one?

Posted by Granted Education on October 4, 2016 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Build Rapport Quickly - Course


Are you a great teacher? It's a question that we often ask ourselves, some more than others I guess, and it's nearly always the reason why we chose this profession. For some, it was the amazing teacher you had in school, for others, it was the distinct lack of a good teacher and r...

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Fighting at school: Restorative Justice Intervention

Posted by Granted Education on October 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Whack! Bang! Swoosh! It sounded like an episode of Batman, but the scene unfolded in the classroom. One of our boys had lost his temper and was acting out. I sent him outside to cool down, put on my detective hat and went about investigating what the hell happened here!

 

Have you experienced this heart-palpative type of moment in your classroom? Your mind races and thankfully I work in a collaborative classroom where my teaching partner was able to re-focus the class while I...

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Promising New Approaches to Primary Education

Posted by anonymous on January 2, 2016 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Teacher collaboration.


I've been a teacher in a secondary school for all of my teaching career (13 years). This year, I have taken on a new challenge and teaching in a primary school and I have been blown away by my new school!


At

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Teaching: Are we doing it wrong?

Posted by anonymous on December 26, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

"What is one thing that should be taught in school that isn't already" asks Joshua Pang.


I have a bit of experience in teaching at a secondary school level and in my mind, we leave a number of gaps that could easily be addressed (if we wanted to, of course). At the top of this list would have to be resilience. There seems like there is an increasing pressure to reward our students often times for doing very lit...

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Top 3 inspiring Ted Talks on Education

Posted by anonymous on April 14, 2015 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Who inspired you to become a teacher?


It's hard to say for me, I had a few teachers I really respected when I was at school. Among them would have to be my next door neighbour and PE teacher, Mr Brown. You see, I never really saw myself as an academic student & I saw school as an opportunity to play sport and hang out with my mates. Mr Brown always went above and beyond his normal teaching responsibilities and was just a good ...

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How tech savvy are you?

Posted by anonymous on April 14, 2015 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Do you know how to app-smash something?


How comfortable are you with implementing technology into your classroom? I'm not just talking about using a data projector, that seems like assumed practice, I'm talking about using apps, creating infographics, and utilising the power of Socrative (just to give a few examples) ... any of this sounding familiar? If you're asking yourself 'what the hell is she talking about', h...

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Super hero shenanagans

Posted by anonymous on April 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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The K-12 Cultural Innovation in Australian Schools Conference was an amazing experience to speak at and I enjoyed every moment. I was lucky enough to have been put up in an awesome hotel that was in the same block as the conference. I was a bit stressed leading up to the presentation and it seemed that the practice & paring...

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8 Awesome websites for classroom games

Posted by anonymous on November 12, 2014 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

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Games, games, games

 

Why use games? Games in the classroom have led to the sprouting of a whole new educational research field over the l...

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15 Strategies for getting your marking done!

Posted by anonymous on October 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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In my 1st year of teaching, I think that one of the most exciting things to do (in teaching of course!) was mark exams. I was so eager to get them marked that they were all done, put in alphabetical order and ready to hand back to my students the very next day. Oh, where did those days go?!  The thought of having to mark those damn thing...

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Teaching Strategy #40 - Use technology to help drive engagement with spreadsheets!

Posted by anonymous on October 24, 2014 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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Can you remember the first time that you had a play around with Excel? I can’t really, but I do recall a time when I totally geeked out while playing with the formula functions in it. Well, I have a year 12 Science In Practice (SIP) class wh...

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Teaching Strategy # 39 - How to remember names

Posted by anonymous on September 2, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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Have you ever been at a party and recognised the person who you have just started talking to, but can't for the life of you remember their name? This happens to my partner all the time, to the point that we have a little system worked out, where I pretend that she's socially inept and forgotten to do the introductions and I introdu...

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Feeling inspired!

Posted by anonymous on August 29, 2014 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been a busy day today! This morning I was feeling super inspired and made a couple of video tutorials showing how to use some features in a program called Turning Point. This is an Audience Response program that is an add on for Power Point. Check out the new Video Tutorial section of the website!

 

After I had well and truly bored the hell out ...

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Teaching Strategy # 38 - How do I stop the kids' annoying fidgeting?

Posted by anonymous on August 20, 2014 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Does continuous pen clicking/tapping drive you batty?

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It was the last period of the day and I had a class of mainly boys.  The fidgeting was at an all-time high, as the class were supposed to go through their field booklets and source the answers for any questions that were blank. Thankfully I was in the Scien...

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What I learned while hosting my 1st Web Conference

Posted by anonymous on August 19, 2014 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey guys!  This afternoon I conducted my first Web Conference and to be honest, it felt a little anticlimatic. I love creating an energy buzz in the room and feed off people's reactions and interactions.  Perhaps it was just how I was using it, but I felt quite alone despite having a room of about 20 people there! I think I was expecting to be hearing people and wanted them to be asking questions as I went through the conference and was not expecting the overwhelming ...

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If you fail, does that make you a failure?

Posted by anonymous on July 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Success is measured by how well we do in particular tasks, but is rarely measured by how many times we try things. Sadly, in science, we think we are encouraging students to critically analyse what went wrong in an experiment, but rarely do we 'have time' to test those theories by re-doing and trying again, allowing for a deeper understanding or re-evaluation of conclusions.

 

Have you eve...

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Teaching Strategy #37 - Musical Chairs

Posted by anonymous on May 16, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Half time, change seats!

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When you have long lessons and you want to break up the tasks, why not play musical chairs? This helps keep things interesting & students often end up sitting next to people whom they wouldn't us...

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Teaching Strategy #36 - What to do when your classroom is out of control

Posted by anonymous on May 14, 2014 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A change is as good as a holiday!

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Sometimes, you are faced with a whole classroom of students who have a mental block & as a result, struggle to focus & ...

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