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Setting Up Procedures At The Beginning Of The School Year
With the back to school season quickly approaching, I wanted to put together a quick packet to help me organize my thoughts on some of the things I will need to do/teach at the beginning of the yea…
What To Do When a Student Refuses to Work
Throughout my years teaching middle school, I have had the experience of seeing many "work refusals". These are the situations when kids, for a variety of reasons, just refuse to start the work you give them. They might shut down and rest their head on their desk or lash out in anger, shouting about
Jessica Fitzpatrick on Instagram: “I didn’t realize my middle schooler would find this so cool! So many of my kids are running over to find the word just to see what it means”
84 Likes, 13 Comments - Jessica Fitzpatrick (@librarian_fitz) on Instagram: “I didn’t realize my middle schooler would find this so cool! So many of my kids are running over to…”
The First Week in First Grade
I wanted to stop by today and share some a few of my "go-to" activities during the first week of school to build our classroom community and set expectations for the year! During the first few days of school, we are setting the tone for the rest of the year. Our students are looking to see what kind of teacher we will be and making judgements about their school year. They're deciding if school is a place they want to come or a place they dread. The choices we make at the beginning of the…
Wearing Your Calm with Defiance in the Classroom - The Teacher Dress Code
Working with defiant students can be incredibly aggravating for us teachers. While we can't control kids, we can control the supports and strategies we use to best meet their needs. Here is a cheat sheet about defiant behaviors and my favorite preventative and proactive strategies. Social-emotional learning.