WHAT’S THE PASSWORD?

By |2017-10-11T13:22:11-06:00September 24th, 2017|

Get Bryce's new book on classroom passwords here. This project grew out of a short blog post. I was enthusiastic about the results I was getting with passwords with my students and wanted to share what was working with my colleagues. Originally it was just a few examples of [...]

WHAT TO DO WITH ADHD KIDS?

By |2017-10-11T13:22:12-06:00September 5th, 2017|

A colleague writes: “I've really been struggling with my ADHD kids who not only aren't getting the input they need but are distracting other students AND me. 98% of my class is smiling/laughing/engaged... so I don't think it's a problem with the compelling aspect... and I can't get my [...]

ENDER’S GAME AND CLASSROOM JOBS

By |2017-08-16T18:46:03-06:00August 16th, 2017|

If you haven't implemented classroom jobs, think about it. They change the dynamic in the classroom by recruiting students to do the minimum wage tasks which gives the teacher time to think. Jobs let students share some of the load so that you can do what you are best [...]

HEADING OFF TROUBLE BY NOTICING BEHAVIOR EARLY

By |2017-07-10T08:27:01-06:00July 10th, 2017|

If flight attendants purposefully greet their passengers at the door in order to pick up valuable information about them, wouldn't it help teachers to adopt a similar practice? Starting a classroom password greeting ritual not only provides social and linguistic benefits, there are substantial classroom management advantages as well. [...]

¡SUPER PUNTOS!

By |2017-10-11T13:22:13-06:00May 11th, 2016|

Part of a classroom management system that I implemented to help my student teacher this year was Super Puntos (Super Points). In our classroom Super Puntos are sort of the opposite of a Think Sheet. This idea has become a powerful tool and one that not only encourages positive [...]

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