The beginning of the second half of school (January to May/June) is a wonderful time of year to review and revamp your classroom rules and procedures. All teachers struggle with behavior management from time to time; managing humans is a tough job. One of my favorite (and tried-and-true) methods of behavior management is a behavior… Continue reading Behavior Management – Student and Teacher Reflection
This summer, I'm presenting at the 12th Annual Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida. Are any of you attending? Maybe we could organize a bloggy meet-up?I'm really excited because I'm going to be presenting some research, tips, methods, and usage about mobile phones in the classroom. . . And, this isn't just for the Art… Continue reading Using Mobile Phones in the Classroom: A Classroom Contract
Yesterday was the last day of the 1st 9 weeks of the year. I am really excited to get a "new" batch of kids. I haven't had the luxury of being "done" with certain behavior problems in just 9 weeks in a looong time. On the other hand, I wish they were in Art year-round.… Continue reading End of the 1st Nine Weeks
Last week, an interesting discussion began over on The Art of Education about behavior management. Essentially, Jessica points out how difficult it is to keep track of award boards and incentive programs for students in th art room. She also points out how it can be frustrating to devise incentive programs when being in art… Continue reading Behavior Bingo!
Enclosed below is my behavior management plan for the 2011-2012 school year. This year, I will be teaching middle school art. The rules for my behavior management are modified and inspired by "The Essential 55" by Ron Clark. You are welcome to download use and share this plan, but please do not republish without crediting… Continue reading Art Education Classroom and Behavior Management