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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

One piece of advise....

If I won the lottery.... hhmmmm, that would be great; anyway, I think that one piece of advice I could leave a new teacher is CONSISTENCY. I have learned that the best way to be with your students is consistent. Students like to know what to do and how you are going to react to certain situations. You have to be just as consistent the last three weeks of school as you are the first three weeks. My school is very strict on dress code and electronics. What we discipline them for the first day, we discipline them for on the last day. This consistent attitude follows the students all year and makes for a better school year. You have to also be consistent in the classroom. My students know how to come in and what to do from first bell to last bell. Consistency goes with good classroom management, good classroom management leads to a productive, happy classroom :)

1 comment:

Pamela said...

I agree Becky. Classroom management is vital to ensure success in the classroom. Students need to know that we are competent and have things under control. They need boundaries and expectations should be clear to each student. Consistency is something that is lacking at my school. It seems as if alot is tolerated in order to keep kids in school to make AYP. The students know what they can get away with and they know why. They also feel that there is not much expected from them, so they don't try. It's very sad.