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Fighting at school: Restorative Justice Intervention

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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!

 

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8 Awesome websites for classroom games

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

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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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Tip #24 - Give immediate feedback for good behaviour.

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Give immediate feedback for good behaviour.
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When students are working in class & you want them focused on their task, use a program like Class Dojo (sign up for free on the intern...

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Tip #23 - Getting settled after lunch

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Getting the students to settle & focus after running around all lunch.

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Try 5 minutes of Silent Time. During this time, as the title suggests, it' sit me to be silent. The students can put their heads down on the desk for a quick nap, lie down on the floor (providing you're n...

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Tip #16 - An annoying student with too much energy?

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Shit Classrooms: How to Troubleshoot Them

An annoying student with too much energy?

 

Find a teacher who has a class at the opposite end of the school when you have that student. If your student is restless & having trouble paying attention in class, get them to take an 'important message' to the other teacher, as fast as possi...

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Tip #13 - Noisy class? Graph it!

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Noisy class? Graph it!

 

Ok, so my slightly nerdy maths/science background is trying to bust out! Track the noise in the classroom by drawing a noise level graph that the students update every 5mins. This makes them collectively accountable for controlling the noise in...

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Teaching Strategy #12 - If it's all going to the dogs, get them writing!

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If it's all going to the dogs & you're lost or overwhelmed, get them writing!

 

Nothing settles a class faster than having to silently copy notes from the board. This teaching strategy works best if you have some emergency notes up your sleeve (or do a quick google search...

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Teaching Strategy #11 - Be explicit with your instructions!

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Be explicit with your instructions.

 

When you say 'forward in silently', it may mean something different to another teacher (who possibly says the same thing, but still let's students talk on the way in). Remind them of what 'silently' means to you - without t...

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Teaching Strategy #9 - Save your voice, don't talk over students.

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Don't talk over students.

 

Save your voice and your sanity by implementing this teaching strategy! Use explicit body language to show what you are waiting for - arms crossed with your finger across your lips to signal the silence. Acknowledge by name the stude...

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Teaching Strategy #7 - Names are power!

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Names are power!


Have you ever met someone a number of times and yet they still don't remember your name? How did that make you feel? My partner works in the music business and has met a certain performer on many different occasions but despite that, not only do they not remember her name but th...

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Teaching Strategy #6 - How to correct poor behavior without doing your block!

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How to correct poor behaviour without doing your block!


If you ask a student to mimic a teacher, chances are they will stand, point and yell at their hyperthetical student, scary! It's not too late to help break the cycle by using this voice-saving, stress-preventing teaching stratey that people ...

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