Classcraft is a web or app based system that allows your students to create a character for themselves (a warrior, a mage or a healer). They can use this character to gain special "powers" in the classroom, to earn XP (experience points) to level up and GP (gold pieces) to buy new accessories or even … Continue reading Tech Review: Classcraft
With my class I have been working really hard to build a strong classroom community. I'm in a small school where the students have known each other for years and have been in the same class every year since kindergarten. They are all like siblings, prodding and poking at each other in just the right … Continue reading This week in Our Classroom: Community Building
PBIS world is a site that feeds you behaviour management strategies based on the kinds of behaviour you're seeing in your classroom. It's a really interesting read and there are a mix of interesting new strategies, tried and true classics, and some that are a bit shaky. For example: Student A is a name calling … Continue reading Review: PBIS world
I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day and a video by Simon Sinek popped up. It was titled 'Be the last to Speak" and it was certainly directed towards people working in management, people who would be considered to be in a 'leadership role'. But it spoke really loudly to me in … Continue reading Be the Last to Speak
On the first day of school teachers try to engage their students and get to know them. You are also building your class climate, and it is important to remember what you want that to be.