Classroom Mgmt & Engmt

Experienced educators share short videos with effective classroom management and engagement strategies.

Breathing Exercises to Support Mental, Emotional, and Social Health

Explore deep breathing with Michelle Presley, a health education expert. Discover how it reduces stress, slows the heart rate, and boosts well-being. Learn the Belly Breathing technique, perfect for high school students. Elevate teaching, enhance lives, and boost resilience.

Engagement Through Feedback and Choice

Join Kelli Merrill-Topliff, an elementary PE teacher, as she unveils a powerful method for boosting student engagement. By focusing on perceived competence through specific feedback and choice-based learning, this approach fosters intrinsic motivation and enthusiasm across all grade levels and subjects. Don’t miss the chance to revolutionize your teaching methods.

Supporting Mental, Emotional, and Social Health – Elementary School

Discover practical strategies from teacher leader Daniele Della Gala to support elementary students’ mental and emotional health. Learn how to help them understand and manage their emotions while fostering valuable social skills. These methods are adaptable from kindergarten to grade five. Enhance your students’ emotional awareness and empower them to thrive in both school and life. Watch now for actionable insights.

Supporting Mental, Emotional, and Social Health – Middle School

Savannah Linhares, a middle school science teacher and mental health advocate, presents a proactive approach to nurturing students’ mental well-being in this video. Emotional awareness is emphasized, along with practical exercises like ‘The Mood Meter’ for students to regulate their emotions. The video underscores the benefits of this approach for both students and educators.

Using Jamboard to Build Rapport with Students

Monica Galvan, a bilingual teacher, shares effective techniques using Jamboard, a free digital whiteboard tool. Her strategies apply to all grade levels and subjects, promoting engagement, check-ins, collaborative projects, and well-being assessments. Monica offers practical guidance for educators looking to improve teacher-student interactions.

"This video introduces 'The One-Pager', a versatile teaching tool that allows students to express their understanding of lessons creatively and concisely. The tool can be used across various forms of content, including text, film, and songs. It provides an efficient way to fill extra class time and makes grading more enjoyable for educators. The One-Pager is easy to adapt and modify to suit the needs of language learners and students with special needs. The video offers valuable tips on structuring the activity, suggesting the use of a gallery walk at the end of the class to exhibit students' work.

The One-Pager Activity

Jenée Fawson, a Spanish teacher, introduces “The One-Pager,” a versatile teaching tool. It’s a single-page activity where students visually summarize key lesson concepts using symbols and words. This strategy works for various subjects and grade levels, fostering creativity and engagement while being easy for teachers to implement. “The One-Pager” is an effective, adaptable resource for educators.

Setting and managing expectations with secondary students is the key to building positive relationships and maintaining classroom management. Watch this video to learn about some key tips and strategies before walking into your classroom.

Classroom Management In Secondary Grades

Christine Ybarra, a teacher leader with the California Reading and Literature Project, offers valuable classroom management tips for secondary classrooms. She stresses the importance of clear expectations, engaging introductions, and consistency. Ybarra also advises on handling unforeseen challenges positively. Her insights empower teachers to improve classroom management for more effective teaching.

Power Writing: A Writing Fluency Activity

Join Jamie Lanham, an Instructional Coach at San Diego Global Vision Academy, to explore “Power Writing.” This engaging writing fluency activity is perfect for K-3 students, requiring no prior preparation. Discover how to boost writing skills through brainstorming, oral rehearsal, and the “Power Writing” mantra. Foster creativity, competition, and peer feedback for a fun and effective writing experience.

"The Raffle Ticket Activity" is a positive behavior support strategy that encourages students to engage actively in lessons and promotes behaviors such as raising their hand and communicating effectively within their groups. It can be implemented for a single class period, an entire day, or throughout the school year. This approach works well in elementary and middle school for general education, special education, and English language learners.

The Raffle Ticket Activity

Explore the fantastic Raffle Ticket Activity with Katie Martel, an Education Specialist and eighth-grade math teacher. Discover this powerful positive behavior management strategy that can transform your classroom. Katie shares insights on implementation, emphasizing specific language and multiple prize options. Foster engagement, reward positive behaviors, and create a vibrant, encouraging learning environment. Join Katie in this enlightening session!

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