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PBL launch at Kogarah High School (TLC)

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This is our video launch for Positive Behaviours for Learning at Kogarah High School. TLC stands for Tolerance and respect, Learning responsibly and Caring a...
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(Norms) This video explains the expectations of the teachers for the students in this school.  All of these guidelines fall under the area of TLC - tolerance and respect, learning responsibly, and caring and safety.  I think that this is a great model for creating norms in the classroom because all good behavior can fall in these categories and they behaviors can be specified for certain activities, as shown in the video.  This supports PBL because these behaviors are very flexible and apply to multiple different situations, not just the normal classroom (where kids must sit Indian style and raise their hands almost all of the time).  This also supports our mission because these expectations just promote good behavior overall and they do not have to apply only to the classroom, so this is also preparing them to uphold these practices in the future.

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Elementary Classroom Layout: Setup Tips from the Student Perspective

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(Space) This video shows how a classroom can be set up and the benefits of this arrangement.  This classroom setup can be great for PBL because there are multiple stations set up around the room that promote multiple different types of learning.  The students are also facing not only the teacher, but also each other in their seats, which is very helpful when discussing projects and collaborating on assignments.  The room is very friendly and inviting, yet extremely organized (which is necessary).  This supports our mission because when students are more comfortable in their learning environment then they are more accessible for learning to occur.   This environment is made for learning and to make the students feel comfortable.

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Classroom Routines for Flexible Teaching!! - Differentiation in the ...

Classroom Routines for Flexible Teaching!! - Differentiation in the ... | Project Based learning in Today's Classrooms | Scoop.it
Lets talk about routines, not dance or gymnastics or ice skating routines. This is even better. CLASSROOM ROUTINES. And to add the cherry on top of that.. FLEXIBLE classroom routines. Having routines is great especially if ...
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(Routines) This article discusses how to implement daily classroom routines in a flexible way.  These routines are especially important during transitions (in order to save time and help them to run smoothly).  This really supports PBL because  there is less structure in a PBL learning day.  There needs to be routines in order to have some structure, but the routines need to be flexible because every day is different in a PBL classroom.  This supports our class mission because routines provide structure for the whole child and it allows for more learning to occur (due to the time saved in transitions).

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Classroom Design (Desk Arrangement)

Presentation given by University of Wisconsin-River Falls teacher candidate Megan Bauman on the topic of "Classroom Design: Desk Arrangement." Presentation g...
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(Space) This video discusses the benefits of a variety of different seating arrangements in the classroom.  This is very helpful because in PBL many different styles of teaching and learning occur and depending on the activity, some may benefit from having different seating arrangements.  It is easy to move seats around and I am not scared to do it in my future classroom.  I think it is great to move the seating in order to meet the needs of the lesson or activity taking place because it helps learning and it helps to keep the classroom interesting (it is constantly changing).  This supports our mission of resilience because it will help to teach my students to easily adapt to new surroundings.

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