The Ginger Teacher — Behaviour

What to stock in your classroom shop

What to stock in your classroom shop

What to stock in your classroom shop I have previously discussed the value and the process of setting up a classroom economy, today I am going to look at the things to stock in your classroom shop! I am a big believer in spending little to no money on classroom rewards. There are already so many things we can provide our children with that, we don’t need to buy constant items to give as rewards. Motivation There is an interesting concept on motivation created by Gabe Zichermann called the SAPS triangle It explains the things that motivate people in order...

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Classroom Transitions

Classroom Transitions

Classroom Transitions    A classroom transition is when students switch from one task to another, it can be changing subject, groups, classrooms or going out or in from break. The transition can be difficult for many students as they need to switch from the structured learning they have become used to and prepare for the next part of the day. These transitions take place throughout the school day and school year and are often the point where problems start. There are many different types of transitions in a primary school room, but few are as important as the transition from...

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Teaching Children to be Independent

Teaching Children to be Independent

Teaching Children to be Independent We have all been there, the students that need to be babysat the whole lesson, they just seem to be incapable of handling the simplest of tasks without you watching and directing. This is nothing to do with ability or complexity of the task. This is learned behaviour and is something that can be taught out of your students. So the question is how? Well there are lots of tips and tricks: Be unavailable! The less available you are in your class the more students will have to work things out for themselves. This, of...

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Prepping For Your Classroom

Prepping For Your Classroom
It can be so difficult to know where to start when planning your new teaching year. There are so many things to consider and it can feel ridiculously overwhelming. Here are some tips and advice to help you plan out your first few weeks and the coming year. 
* Unit and Individual Lesson Planning
* Behaviour Management
* Classroom Design and Themes

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Different Types of Rewards

Different Types of Rewards

Different Types of Rewards Recently I have been taking a lot of interest in the different ways we reward our students.  When I first started teaching I would spend my time and money buying my class small gifts as rewards for their behaviour or achievements. While I was happy to do this, it wasn't really ideal and didn't always have the effects I desired.  Recently I have been looking a great deal at other ways to reward children without spending all my time and money buying them gifts.  This led me to discovering brag tags, I have discussed these recently...

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