After Winter Break I usually make some changes in my classroom. I’ve gotten to really know my kids and have an idea of where I want us to go for the rest of the year. If you’re reflecting on your classroom now (or getting started down in Australia), here is a countdown of 7 posts that might help you make some positive changes for the new year.
7. Classroom Management: It’s all about the attitude
I’ve made a lot of management mistakes. But I learned some good lessons about how to check my attitude.
6. The Scary, Scary Output of Science Notebooks: Advice for teachers
Fear not! Open-ended student reflection doesn’t have to be scary. Here are some tips. A great 2015 goal is to include more time for reflection.
5. Classroom Management Solution: You need list
I don’t like repeating myself. I read somewhere that means that you shouldn’t have become a teacher. Well, by some miracle I ended of enjoying teaching and still hating to repeat myself. Here’s a way to make sure you don’t say the same thing over and over again to start class.
4. ISN Mini-Lesson: Including input, communication, and output
I love structuring my science lessons with input, communication, and output. Come read more.
3. Introducing Science Vocabulary: A hands-on approach
This is my favorite thing from 2014. I highly recommend making hands-on vocabulary a big part of 2015.
2. Structuring Your Science Block
Who has the time to spend 15 minutes checking homework and 22 minutes cleaning up? Not any teacher. Here are some tips on structuring your science block.
1. Classroom Management Solution: Hand Signals
Personally, I don’t like having 2-72 children ask me the same old… stuff… everyday. The years I relied on hand signals are my happiest years. I would love for you to experience that happiness too.
I hope this list was helpful and have a great new year! 🙂