OBSERVATION BY A NEW TEACHER

By |2018-11-19T09:51:30-07:00March 23rd, 2018|

I have been very fortunate to have been visited by two master teachers in the past two weeks: Connie Navarro and Karen Rowan. Now here are the observations by a set of fresh eyes. Noah is a second year teacher from a Christian school in Denver, full of ideas and [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

CHOOSE YOUR OWN PASSWORD

By |2017-10-11T13:22:12-06:00May 18th, 2017|

For the last week of school I have allowed students to choose their own passwords. What a fun way to start each class period this has been! They get to show how smart they are, and I get to admire and applaud them. This is just where we want [...]

PASSWORDS FOR THIS WEEK

By |2017-10-11T13:22:12-06:00April 22nd, 2017|

The passwords this week are both tongue twisters and they are similar to one another. Upper Level classes:  Mi madre madrileña me menciona a mí miles migas malas. / My mother from Madrid mentions thousands of bits of gossip to me. Lower Level Classes:  Mi mamá a mí me [...]

PASSWORD OF THE WEEK

By |2017-04-10T19:56:57-06:00April 10th, 2017|

Here is the password for upper level classes for the week of April 10, 2017. This is high stakes testing week and students are under stress. They are made to feel that their entire futures are riding on their performance on these exams. When they get their results some [...]

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