News from Ms. Welch, CST
Aug. 29-Faculty Meeting 2:45pm
Aug. 30-Special Ed. Meeting 2:45pm
Aug. 31-New Teacher Meeting (PAWS Basic Training) 2:45-3:15pm
Sept. 1-RUOS Training at Manning Oaks Elementary all day (you will need your BAS scores for this!)
Sept. 1-Hospitality Meeting 3:15pm
Sept. 4-Holiday-NO SCHOOL
Sept. 7-Heather at CST Meeting all day
Grade Level Meetings
Must Finish BAS testing
PAWS Basic Training (New Teacher Check ins)
Mark the dates on your calendar (from the master calendar) and plan on attending.
Next session is Aug. 31 at 2:45 Collab Room
Reading Units of Study Resources on the Heinemann Site
If you haven't, please register your kit on the Heinemann website. The Teachers College has added additional resources for writing through this log in. These resources include:
-Pictoral checklists K-5 (upper grades now added)
-Spanish translations of the rubrics and checklists
-Anchor charts that can be printed on sticky notes or made into personal charts for student notebooks (awesome)!
See your email for more info. Send Heather an email with desired program, date and time and she will help get your grade scheduled. The museum offers in house field trips and they are free!
Classroom Management Tip: Proximity
Proximity Control- the idea that simply being physically near students improves their behavior and focus. Focus on the proximity not necessarily the control!
The Benefits of Proximity Control
Not only is using proximity control free and easy, but it helps sustain some important components in your classroom.
- It preserves student’s dignity and confidence. When you stop class to “call out” a student in front of their peers, this is a stressful and embarrassing experience to undergo as a student.
- It redirects students in a respectful and effective way. This method reinforces fairness and respect for students, adjusting their behavior with a positive sense of presence rather than a negative use of words.
- It maintains your flow of work or instruction. Instead of hitting the pause button and momentarily distracting the class with a reprimand, proximity control redirects individual students without disrupting the current focus of the class.
- It helps you know what’s going on. Not only does being close to students redirect them, but you can acquire a firsthand over-the-shoulder view of what students are engaged with throughout your room.
- It reinforces the standards of your classroom. Similar to when drivers start braking their cars when a cop passes by, all students within the sphere of your proximity commit a quick self-assessment to determine how their current behavior aligns with the stated expectations.
Read the full article here: http://www.teachhub.com/classroom-management-tips-using-proximity-control
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