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    Simply click the blue links to access resources for promoting positive behaviors in the classroom

     

    Having Clear & Explicit Classroom expectations 

    Research shows that teachers that have predictable, clear, and explicit classroom expectations  are able to spend more class time on instruction and less time addressing problem behaviors. Students thrive academically and behaviorally when rules are predictable, clear and consistent.  
     

    Setting the tone for your classroom & the expectations the first day of school

    Remember it is what you allow your students to do, it's not just what you say the rules are. It's necessary to be consistent and predictable in order to see the behavior that you desire from your students.  
     
     
     

    Briefly review expectations prior to having student begin activity

    Example of a teacher quickly  reviewing  the expectations, prior to having his students begin an activity.  Remember the one doing the talking is doing the learning. So allow opportunity for students to tell you what the expectations are.  
     
     
     
     
     

    Classroom Management  and Establishing Routines 

    The benefits of establishing clear and consistent expectations on the 1st day of school  
     

     

    Using Praise To Enhance Student Learning Outcomes Modules

    Research has clearly demonstrated that having the mindset that you are either smart or not smart has serious negative consequences for learning. Fortunately, one powerful way that you can intervene as a teacher is by being careful about how you give students praise. Offering praise for students' work and efforts can alter this mindset so that students can begin to view their own intelligence as something that can be developed. This mindset of developing intelligence will increase students' ability to "bounce back" in the face of academic setbacks and other difficulties.
     
     
     

    Classroom management to promote a positive learning environment

    How to prevent and cope with discipline problems
     
     
     

    Improving The Student-Teacher Relationship Modules

    Improving students' relationships with teachers has important, positive and long-lasting implications for both students' academic and social development. Research shows that those students who have close, positive and supportive relationships with their teachers will attain higher levels of achievement than those students with more conflict in their relationships.
     
     
     
     
     

    Brain Functioning Affects On Learning 

    Just because you have a classroom full of students who are about the same age doesn't mean they are equally ready to learn a particular topic, concept, skill, or idea. It is important for teachers and parents to understand that maturation of the brain influences learning readiness. For teachers, this is especially important when designing lessons and selecting which strategies to use.
     
     
     

    Misconceptions Can Impede Student Learning

    How to get your students over their misconceptions. Ways to remove the barriers to aid in the development of the student. 

    Link: How to get students over their misconceptions

     
     
     

    How do your students think

    Before beginning instruction on any new topic, teachers need to know their students' preconceptions because learning, and therefore instruction itself, varies depending on whether preconceptions agree with the concepts being taught or contradict those concepts.

    Link: Students preconceptions

     
     
     

    Using Classroom Data To Give Feedback To Students To Improve Learning

    The research shows significant increases in student learning when teachers:

    • Clearly define the purposes of each lesson that they teach.
    • Use lessons to collect evidence on how students learn.
    • Use collected evidence and promptly re-direct students as needed.
     
     
     
     

    Bullying Module For Teachers

     

     We cannot fully understand the factors that lead to academic achievement without knowing about the social environment of children in school. For example, children who have few friends, who are actively rejected by the peer group, or who are victims of bullying are unlikely to have the cognitive and emotional resources to be able to do well in school (Juvonen & Graham, 2014).Bullying can have long-term effects on students' academic achievement. 

     
     
     

    Additional Classroom Strategies/Interventions for promoting a positive classroom environment 

     
     
    1. View classroom interventions being modeled for discouraging unwanted behaviors in your classroom, simply click the link below. 
    Link: Discouraging Unwanted Behaviors
     
    2. View classroom teaching techniques being modeled for "Right is Right", "Wait Time", "Check for Understanding"; simply click the link below. 
    3. View evidence based teaching practices for increasing positive behaviors in the classroom, simply click the link below
     
     4. This is a great site to get researched based intervention ideas and other resources, simply click the link below