HERDING CATS

Tier 1 Classroom Strategies

cowboys herding cats

WHAT WILL WE LEARN IN THIS SESSION?

  • Importance of roles in the classroom
  • Ways to organize your classroom so students do what they should, when they should
  • Ways to deliver more engaging lessons so that students' brains can learn and remember the information you teach them
  • Resource exploration
  • Q & A

The Barbell Factory

ORGANIZING YOUR CLASSROOM

PARTNER DISCUSSION

  • Scan the document. Notice any links between students' (mis)behaviors and procedures that you may/may not have clearly communicated?
  • Talk with your partner to learn a new procedure (or two). How do they clearly communicate and reinforce the procedure?
Attention Getting Signals: Practice

"CHUNK & CHECK" STRATEGY

  • "Chunk"
    • a 2-10 minute "chunk" of information or learning
  • "Check"
    • ​make students SAY, WRITE, or DO something so that you can see or hear what they have understand so far of the "chunk" you just taught
      • say something
      • write/draw something
      • do/make something
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What's next?

  • BT meetings on Monday's
  • Department Chair Informal Feedback
  • Student Feedback
  • Self-reflection