Published on August 6, 2009
New Teacher Orientation 1. Where do you sit? Draw a card at the sign-in table. Sit at the same number. 2. Take a Red Dot and Place it on the Comfort Continuum. 3. Grab some breakfast and/or snacks! 4. Begin Creating a Name Plate-Directions on the Table.
Today’s Objective: Begin creating a plan that ensures successful first days of school. Learn techniques that let students know what to do in any classroom situation.
Agenda for Thursday, 8/6 Who are we? What’s on your mind? Reputations Inviting/Disinviting language The Top Seven Possibly... Harry Wong Teacher Quiz
Who are we?
Angie Klaassen Kris Larson Terri Johnson
Mix-Pair-Share Cooperative Structure
Mix-Pair-Share Mix around the room as the music plays. Every time you pass someone... Shake his or her hand Introduce yourself Give a response to a question. Continue until music stops, then freeze.
Mix 1 Mix, shake hands, introduce and... ...At what age did you learn to ride a bike?
Mix-Pair-Share cont. ...music has stopped... Pair up with the person closest to you and give a high five. Each partner should respond to this question: What is the furthest you travelled this summer and what did you do when you got there?
Mix 2 Mix, shake hands, introduce, and... ...Have you ever crawled through a window?
Pair up! What is your most memorable time when you were in the grade/subject you are about to teach?
Mix 3 Mix, shake hands, introduce, and... ... If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
How late did you stay up last night and why?
Mix-Pair-Share We used as a classbuilder How else could we use in our classrooms?
What’s on Your Mind?
The Top Seven
What to do... Slogan Diagram of your classroom The Top Seven Things...
Friday: August 7, 2009 Begin by looping a presentation showing examples of the 7 things students want to know the first day of school
Try to Do...
Agenda for Friday, 8/7 Questions Sharetime Procedures CHAMPS Who’s who in the SJSD SJSD Online
Time to Teach Close your eyes. Think about teaching your class.
Highly engaged in meaningful tasks Responsible Motivated
Basic Beliefs Classroom organization and procedures have a huge impact on student behavior. How do I teach them to do what I want them to do?
Basic Beliefs Focus more time on positive! Remember, inviting vs. disinviting language.
We need to preplan responses to misbehavior to ensure we will respond in a brief, calm, and
Why Use Champs?
Let’s take a look at what we do in class. Take turns around your table writing on a sticky note an activity that may take place in your classroom. Continue until time is called.
Group Activities Procedures are great!
Group Activities Procedures are great! Some procedures will look different in different situations.
Group Activities Procedures are great! Some procedures will look different in different situations. CHAMPS
Conversation Conversation: Can students talk to each other during this activity/ transition?
Help Help: How can students ask questions during this activity/transition? How do they get your attention?
Activity Activity: What is the task/objective of this activity/transition? What is the expected product?
Movement Movement: Can students move about during this activity/transition? Can they sharpen their pencil?
Participation Participation: What does appropriate student work behavior for this activity/ transition look/sound like?
z es u iz d Q a n ests T There are no conversations during a test. Conversation
z es u iz d Q a n ests Raise your T hand if you need help during a test. If a resource is allowed, it will be noted on test. Help
z es u iz d Q a n ests T The goal is to find out what you have learned about a concept. Activity
z es u iz d Q a n ests T Stay seated. If you need a sharpened pencil, raise your hand and I will provide one. Movement
z es u iz d Q a n ests T All students are expected to participate. Questions should be coded and responses given to all questions and prompts. Participation
Expectations for Classroom Activities Shoulder Partner Select 1 classroom activity that will occur during a typical day in your classroom. Use the CHAMPs acronym to define detailed behavior expectations for that activity.
Taking Tests & Quizzes Model correct, almost there, and not there examples. Students practice correct and almost there examples. More than once!
Remember... Conversation: Under what circumstances, if at all...? Help: How can students ask questions...? Activity: What is the task/objective...? Movement: Under what circumstances, if at all...? Participation: What does it look/sound like...?
At your building Procedures CHAMPs for 3 more activities.
1. Image: 'handshake I' by oooh oooh at www.flickr.com/photos/ 24436943@N00/1350774613 2. Image: 'Tools' by batega www.flickr.com/photos/ 10488545@N05/1596898776 3. Image: 'Angry Math/History teacher' by kodama (home) http:// www.flickr.com/photos/51035751904@N01/2217279
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