This month's topic is Classroom Management:
Have you seen these photos and articles that illustrate the types of behaviors expected of teachers way back when? These always make me laugh! I won't say we have it easy these days, but we've sure come a long way!
I love this little round-up of attention-getters from jivey. She wrote a post about how these types of interactions between teacher and students provide a Whole Brain Teaching way of getting students' attention. I did have to chuckle at part of her post in which she said she will need to re-do the graphic, because the incorrect spelling of COLLABORATE is driving her nuts!
I truly believe in my heart that most if not all students want to behave appropriately. Quite often, all they need is a reminder to get back on track - and that's why I love this fun idea from Mrs. Karen's Preschool Ideas. It's an empty old spray bottle that's been cleaned out, and she uses it as needed to "spritz" on students who need a little reminder to quiet down!