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How not to discipline - Jamaica Observer

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How not to discipline
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A friend, angry with her child for doing something that children do, asked the all-too-familiar rhetorical questions, "Are you an idiot? What is wrong with you? Are you stupid or something?
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3 Tips for Teaching a Reluctant Learner

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Take the pressure off with these 3 tips for teaching a reluctant learner and still having fun!
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School Discipline: How Are Happiness and Learning Connected?

School Discipline: How Are Happiness and Learning Connected? | Action Research | Scoop.it
We've all heard of the fight or flight response. We go into survival mode when threatened by something or someone.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:13 PM

We need to cultivate a safe and harmonious learning environment that invites vulnerability and genuine inquiry

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Kindergarten--Classroom Management

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Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.


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Crystal Isaac's curator insight, April 7, 2013 3:57 AM

This is a pin interest blog I found which highlights management techniques across the globe when dealing with Early Stage 1. It shows various resources that teachers have found useful when dealing with roles and responsibilities in kindergarten.

 

Through the site I have found great examples of student responsibilities in the classroom such as making smart choices, using inside voices and behaviour and rewards charts. Alex Moore (2002,p.4) descibes Skinner's 'law of positive reinforcement' and how the receipt of tangile rewards may encourage repeated behavioural patterns to effectively train students. These colourful displays, ideas for rewards and available print outs provided, make it a useful resource for teachers looking at implementing and displaying management strategies around the classroom.


Displaying any of the resources this site offers as a teacher, will also give students a constant reminder of the rules and expectations of them in the classroom. Such as the picture captioned, which is a handy technique a teacher added, showing 'reward balls' students are able to pick out of the jar once they have done something good in the class'.

 

It is also a handy resource that provides teachers a chance to view perspectives across the globe, with links to websites in which teachers can see how they were implemented and if/how they were useful. This site is also a perfect example of PCK and what occurs when "...the teacher interprets the subject matter and finds different ways to represent it and make it accessible to learners" (Mishra & Koehler, 2006, p.1021). Although all teachers are accessing the same site and resources, they are blending the content and pedagogical knowledge to interpret and implement it in various ways.

 

Pre-service teachers, like myself, could also find this site a particularly good resource when entering classrooms for the first time, as a 'simplistic approach towards development of pedagogy' (Mishra & Koehler, 2006, p.1045). It also not only provides cheap and practical resources, but also ideas for implementation to allow students to feel included in the process. Teachers are able to interactively have the class participate in creating and utilising management techniques, further linking to literacy outcomes as students must use their own semantic knowledge and regulating processes to create a management technique that is inventive and that they all agree to adhere to!

 

 

Reference:

Mishra, P., Koehler, M. (2006). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Framework for Teacher Knowledge. Teachers College, 108(6), pp. 1017–1054. Retrieved from:https://elearning.sydney.edu.au/bbcswebdav/pid-1803068-dt-content-rid-10383028_1/courses/2013_Semester_1_EDUP3002/Mishra%20%26%20Koehler_TPCK.pdf

 

Moore, A. (2002). Teaching and Learning: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture. New York: RoutledgeFalmer

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iPad experiment shows kindergarten students more focused when using technology

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The Learn 2014 iPad Initiative started with the intention of finding out if the Apple technology helped students, but it ended up helping teachers more.

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Why You Shouldn’t Reward Kids for Learning | The Homeschool Den

Why You Shouldn’t Reward Kids for Learning | The Homeschool Den | Action Research | Scoop.it

Plato: Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.


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Apps We Use In Kindergarten (2013 Update)

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"The GREEN apps have a link to a post describing how I have used the app in my class. The underlined apps are new to the list.

 

MANY of these apps I got for FREE, follow my Free App of the Day Pinterest board http://bit.ly/13WrpoP ; to get great FREE apps each day."


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My PaperUsing iPads to Support Social Learning in Kindergarten

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Do strict behaviour policies at academies really make for happy schools?

Do strict behaviour policies at academies really make for happy schools? | Action Research | Scoop.it
Some children now face daily uniform checks and the threat of five types of detention, or else 'isolation'. How strict is too strict?

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How to teach advantages and disadvantages- looking at both sides - Articles - UsingEnglish.com

Language and teaching ideas for examining both sides of an argument before reaching a conclusion in both speaking and writing

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Teaching Self-Control, the American Way

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"Rather than emulating the strict discipline of child-rearing in other cultures, it’s more useful to consider the science of successful parenting in all countries."

"In any culture, the development of self-control is crucial. This ability, which depends on the prefrontal cortex, provides the basis for mental flexibility, social skills and discipline. It predicts success in education, career and marriag...e. Indeed, childhood self-control is twice as important as intelligence in predicting academic achievement. Conversely, poor self-control in elementary school increases the risk of adult financial difficulties, criminal behavior, single parenthood and drug dependence. "


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STUDY: Yelling At Kids Could Be Just As Harmful As Physical Discipline

STUDY: Yelling At Kids Could Be Just As Harmful As Physical Discipline | Action Research | Scoop.it
Sticks and stones indeed break bones -- but words can cause real harm to kids, too, a new study says. And bullies in the school yard aren’t the only ones to blame.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:31 PM

How does this article for parents speak to teachers and administrators about verbal admonitions? Humilation and Name Calling by ADULTS are very harmful, in particular to adolescents. 

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:40 PM

How does this article for parents relate to you and your teachers' use of verbal admonitions? Humiliation and Name Calling by ADULTS are very harmful, particularly to adolescents.

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Whole Child vs Zero Tolerance:The new discipline?

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School discipline has two main goals: (1) ensure the safety of staff and students, and (2) create an environment conducive to learning. Serious student misconduct involving violent or criminal behavior defeats these goals and ...

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:09 PM

Districts have a delicate balance that can rarely be achieved: remove offenders for misbehavior and keeping them in school to improve their learning experience. Zero tolerenace policies do not address all issues and sometimes cause more. What's the answer?

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Top Posts of 2012 From Kindergarten Teacher's Blog Focused On Tech

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Tweet Here are the top three posts on my blog this year… Apps We Use In Kindergarten - List of apps I actually use in my class, I will be posting an update to this list soon. Just Dance Video...

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So you want to tweet with kindergarten

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Twitter in Kindergarten? You bet! Must read before getting started


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How Teachers Are Using Digital Media with Kindergarteners

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The challenge of classroom discipline in elementary school

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One of the most challenging tasks in any elementary classroom is to build a community where students respect one another and value learning.
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How to Engage Underperforming Students

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How to Engage Underperforming Students

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