As teachers in today’s schools, we often are overwhelmed with our “to-dos.”
Making all the preparations for everything to be perfect for the 2018-2019 school year can be exciting, yet it brings some anxiety as well.
It’s mid-September…the honeymoon is over. The excitement of the school year has worn off and Thanksgiving seems like an eternity away. If your school is anything like the one I visited today (a few kids having meltdown, a few kids visiting the sensory room…). This is the perfect time to revisit social stories!
The focus of this station in the Math Workshop is higher-order thinking and concrete application of math skills. This will be developed differently in each grade level.
After kids understand how to do Math with a Teacher and Math by Myself, Math with Someone is the next thing we introduce as we set up the Math Workshop.
After spending time with you in Math with a Teacher, students need time to practice what they’ve learned while the lesson is fresh, and so The Math by Myself station is a logical next step.
Our first stop in the Math Workshop rotation is Math with a Teacher!
You’ve prepared, copied, pulled manipulatives and packed the dish-tubs for your math centers, and the result is Pinterest-worthy (nobody has to know how long it actually took!!).
Many times, your students with ADHD or sensory disorders can multitask, or have something in their hands, to promote focus, attention, calming, and active listening. Fidgets, when used appropriately, are an excellent way to help students self-regulate in the classroom.
Guest Post by Bob Sornson, Early Learning Foundation
There is a secret to classroom management. You won’t find it in most of the books on classroom discipline or the endless lists of classroom management tips. Here is a hint: It is far more important than any single strategy for managing students.