Show-Me Conference 2015

A recap by: Deanna Ginther

Authors: Harry & Rosemary Wong

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The First Days of School/The Classroom Management Book

Harry and Rosemary Wong use as their blog spot. For more information please visit all their blog entries here.

-Effective Classroom Teachers-


"The single greatest effect of achievement is having effective teachers."

Difference Between Classroom Management & Discipline

-Classroom Management is NOT about DISCIPLINE.

-Classroom Management is about ORGANIZATION and CONSISTENCY.

DISCIPLINE: Concerns how students BEHAVE

PROCEDURES: Concerns how things are DONE

DISCIPLINE: HAS penalties and rewards

PROCEDURES: Have NO penalties or rewards

Effective Teachers:

MANAGE their classrooms (with procedures)

Ineffective teachers:

DISCIPLINE their classes (with threats and coercion).

3 Steps to Teaching Classrom Procedures:

1. Teach

2. Rehearse

3. Reinforce


"We don't make a difference in the life of kids; we ARE the difference in the life of kids!"

The greatest asset of a school district is its teachers!

"Greeting students at the door increases engagement by 27%."

First Five Minutes

  1. Students are greeted at the door.
  2. They take their seats.
  3. The agenda is posted.
  4. They do the "bellwork".

Technology in the Classroom


Deanna Ginther

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