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?
I posted my main classroom rules in the front of the classroom where all students could see them. I went over them in detail the first day of school and continue to review them with the students on a regular basis. One of my main rules is no cell phones in class unless instructed to use by your teacher. This was a huge problem for me last year. I have strongly enforced this rule since day 1. I am certainly off to a stronger start with the cell phone problem this year than I was last year.
Another rule I posted this year was students will remain seated until dismissed by the teacher. I no longer have a problem with students lining up at my door at the end of class and waiting for the bell to ring.