Just like when you scaffold and model the requirements for an essay in a mini-lesson, you do the same thing individually for each student through conferencing. Many students don’t need to hear the lessons you taught at the beginning of the school year. Conferencing will help you deliver differentiated instruction.
There might be one or two students that are disruptive and cause your entire class to become distracted. You’ve tried some strategies to help these student(s) succeed. You want to stay positive and not take away rewards because of one or two students.
At the beginning of the school year, most students can easily write a couple of paragraphs about their summer vacation, a previous accomplishment, or what they hope to accomplish this school year. This is a piece of cake for the students! Then the real writing assignments begins. Many teachers ask themselves, "Where do I start?"… Continue reading Get More From Your Writing Workshop
Classroom management must be under control before learning can take place. You can have the best idea for a lesson, but without successful classroom management, it will more than likely flop. A well-managed classroom is more productive and will keep you from getting frazzled later on in the school year. During the first few… Continue reading Increase the Good Behavior in Your Classroom