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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?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Classroom Management

In my class, I used proximal control and it seemed to work for most situations. One student in particular would continue to exhibit attention seeking behaviors, even after responsing to proximal control. I then pulled that student aside for conversation, but ended up having that conversation twice. I then moved to having that student removed from the class. She recently returned and seems to have a changed perception of my expectations for the class. I later remembered that students who are performing those attention seeking behaviors are often bored and it would be useful to give them a place in the class to channel their energy, such as classroom manager.


Theresa Kuhn said...

I noticed the same thing. It looks like my first set of volunteer managers are my high energy students that are easily bored! They are working great as managers too. :0)

DAB said...

I had a similar situation with a student that was seeking attention in a negative way. He was my first classroom manager.

Akisa Hurst said...

Can you see my comment

Dr.L said...

Some students are excited to help while others are just waiting to see how everything flows.

Tony Atchison said...

Classroom management is essential to the sucess of your classroom. When students are actively involved in the process of classroom transactions on a daily basis, they tend to adopt to that behavior and whats expected of them.