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    • Clarissa Martinez
      Clarissa Martinez commented on the blog Repetition: Real Talk
      It is surprising how it can all seem so simple to us, but be so difficult for them to remember. I think maybe coming from different classes and every teacher having a  different classroom setup and routine gets them confused. Over time I think...
      • Clarissa Martinez
        Clarissa Martinez published a blog post Classroom Routines
        I remind the students daily to pick up their worksheet as they walk in. I remind them to look in the bin everyday for a worksheet. Many of them have caught on, while a few go directly to their seats. While they are working on their Do Now, I always...
          • Isma Butt
            Isma Butt
            Cellphones have also been an issue at times. I am also finding myself constantly saying "off and away", we know the school policy about cellphones. Some periods this is more of a problem than others. The only thing i can think of is...
          • Marshal Burns
            Marshal Burns published a blog post Routines and Procedures
            I have many of the same issues and concerns as many of my fellow classmates. The transitions have not been smooth as I would have hoped, but I am seeing that my students are becoming familiar with my routines and procedures. I have my middle school...
              • Isma Butt
                Isma Butt
                I also have to shuffle between classes, taking time to set up and when you're arriving after the student's I sometimes feel I lose some authority over them. Similarly, I feel that I spend every waking moment dedicated to my students, if...
                • Caroline Phillips
                  Caroline Phillips
                  Marshal, I have been using many similar techniques including a similar entrance procedure and similar signals to "turn their voices off." I find that middle schoolers (I teach 7th grade) really need routine in order to transition...
                • Marshal Burns
                  Marshal Burns commented on the blog Routines, Routines, Routines
                  Hey David, I find that I have the same issue with my students where I am repeating the same tasks on what to do when they come in the classroom. Now that it is day 4 they seem to be more familiar with the routine and are able to transition better. I...
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                                                                                • David Zheng
                                                                                  David Zheng commented on the blog The Ups and Downs
                                                                                  ^^ Yep, I definitely agree with the Do Now/keeping them busy idea. After lunch is also the worst for me. For the Do Now, you could also try using a timer and verbally say, "TWO MINUTES," to try and make the students race against the...
                                                                                  • David Zheng
                                                                                    David Zheng commented on the blog First day routines and rules
                                                                                    I really like that homework staple idea. I might "borrow" it. For the old assignment thing, you could use one of those paper holder things and put it on a side table in the classroom, if you have one. Could you possibly put it near the...
                                                                                    • David Zheng
                                                                                      David Zheng published a blog post Routines, Routines, Routines
                                                                                      Some of my middle school kids are just lost in their own world. I often found myself repeating the same tasks for my 'First Five' routine (assigned seat, name tags, pen/pencil, science notebook, Do Now) and they just sit there completely...
                                                                                        • Marshal Burns
                                                                                          Marshal Burns
                                                                                          Hey David, I find that I have the same issue with my students where I am repeating the same tasks on what to do when they come in the classroom. Now that it is day 4 they seem to be more familiar with the routine and are able to transition better. I...
                                                                                          • Isma Butt
                                                                                            Isma Butt
                                                                                            In some of my periods, I also have issues with volunteers. I feel some student's don't want to be soon as the goody two shoe. Their written work and when I cold call on them reflects that they know the material. In my opinion, peer judgment...
                                                                                          • Alexa Tanglis
                                                                                            Alexa Tanglis published a blog post Repetition: Real Talk
                                                                                            Like some other people I was having some problems getting and keeping my students attention during class.  I found that their attention drifted and there was never a time that they were all focused on me so I could give directions.  I...
                                                                                              • Clarissa Martinez
                                                                                                Clarissa Martinez
                                                                                                It is surprising how it can all seem so simple to us, but be so difficult for them to remember. I think maybe coming from different classes and every teacher having a  different classroom setup and routine gets them confused. Over time I think...
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