Classroom and Group Management

10 Strategies To Remember Student Names

  At the start of each new year, whether it’s for school, a program, or a workshop, it’s inevitable that we have to learn the names of the incoming students and/or participants. Some people have an amazing knack for remembering names. I am definitely not one of those people. I am actually HORRIBLE at it!… Continue reading 10 Strategies To Remember Student Names

Classroom and Group Management · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

Expectations, Ground Rules, and Group Agreements: A Hands On Activity

Aren’t you tired of lecturing about what you expect from your students and the ground rules for your class or program? I know I am. Year after year you review how you expect your students how to behave, and you may sometimes feel like the information goes in one ear and out the other. Rescue yourself and your… Continue reading Expectations, Ground Rules, and Group Agreements: A Hands On Activity

Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

No Name Calling Week

No Name Calling Week begins on January 15 and ends January 20, 2018. It’s the largest anti-bullying initiative in the country. It affords us the opportunity, as educators, to discuss and engage in prevention and intervention activities within our schools or organizations. Name calling and bullying have been an ongoing problem within our schools and… Continue reading No Name Calling Week

Classroom and Group Management

12 Ways To Avoid Misbehavior In A Classroom Or Group Setting

“I would have never talked back to a teacher.”  “I am a glorified babysitter.”  “All I do is manage behavior.” For years, I have overheard the rantings and frustrations over our youths’ misbehavior in the teachers’ lounge and the staff break room. I have also seen new teachers sit in their classrooms and cry because they are… Continue reading 12 Ways To Avoid Misbehavior In A Classroom Or Group Setting

Classroom and Group Management · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

11 Easy Tips For Incorporating Journal Writing Into Your Class Or Group

Throughout the years, I have used participant journaling to increase communication, build relationships, improve writing skills and gain a perspective on what my youth had learned from our activities and lesson plans. Journal writing increases students’ communication skills, allowing them to exchange ideas and information with you informally; in turn, students will learn to form a more… Continue reading 11 Easy Tips For Incorporating Journal Writing Into Your Class Or Group

Ice Breakers · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

DIY: 6 Easy Steps To Make Your Own Recycled Journal

Journal writing is a great way to increase communication, build relationships, improve writing skills and gain a perspective on what my youth had learned from our activities and lesson plans. There are, 11 Easy Tips for Incorporating Journal Writing into Your Class or Group, that can help you do just that!