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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
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Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
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Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
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Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
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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 29, 2015

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?

During the summer NTI program, I learned a lot new strategies to implement this school year. The new strategy that worked for me during the first weeks of school was the Classroom Rules Poster. I started teaching in the middle of last school year and I had no idea about structuring rules/expectations for a classroom. I completed the school year and never posted any class rules. I am using the poster I created during summer NTI and it has proven to be very helpful. I have it posted in front of my class and visible to students while sitting at their desk. Learning to create the poster using action verbs was helpful in directing students to do what is expected in my classroom. I use this poster daily to address any issue of disruption. I direct students to look at the rules poster and remind them of their expectations. Thus far, the students are starting to adhere to the rules. Last school year, this was a major problem for me. I am glad to have learned about this classroom management strategy this summer because it has given me a strong start to this school.

4 comments:

T Watts said...

That's a great tool. You can always point back to it when needed. Good job!

SD Curry said...

That's what I do, lol. I use my red light on my pointer.

Dr. J said...

Hi SD,
Keep it up all year long. The minute you stop or start ignoring your "rules" the students will forget about them. You had a really good poster this summer - I remember it from the day we looked at them all. Keep up the good work and stay consistent. Dr. J.

SD Curry said...

Thank you