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First 5 Days of School for Educators

Set the tone for powerful, engaging and self-directed learning. Alan November challenges you to consider the opportunities that await in the first 5 days of school.
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My Best Advice (After 34 Years of Teaching)

My Best Advice (After 34 Years of Teaching) | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Here is some teaching advice from an educator that has been doing it from 34 years. Listen to what Mr. Rutherford has to say and see how you can apply it to your methods.
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Don't Smile 'Til December? Humor in the Classroom

Don't Smile 'Til December? Humor in the Classroom | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Bringing humor to the classroom can be an effective classroom management technique. Watch as one instructor uses some humor in her classroom to build a class culture that works for her and her students.
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Your Shining Moment

Your Shining Moment | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Here's a classroom routine that builds upon previous successes of students. By allowing students to point out their achievements, it will likely lead to them continuing on a path to improved performance.
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How About a Challenge? Bring It On!

How About a Challenge? Bring It On! | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Students are always up for a challenge. Remember how important it is to challenge them, as they will regularly persevere and accept the challenge head on.
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Tiger Up: Learning Perseverance

Tiger Up: Learning Perseverance | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
You must challenge your students at times during the school year. Here's a fun way to teach leaning perseverance so your students won't get frustrated when a challenging topic or problem arises.
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Engaging Students: Make It A Competition

Engaging Students: Make It A Competition | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Students love competition. Teachers can use this to get them more engaged in accomplishing tasks and wanting to learn. Discover some new tips to bring into your classroom.
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My Teacher Look: Get Students Back on Track

My Teacher Look: Get Students Back on Track | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
A simple way to redirect students and get them back on track. See this and other great teaching tips to help you and students get the most out of your time in the classroom.
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Tough Love: First Day of School

Tough Love: First Day of School | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
When you establish the classroom ground rules on the first day it can provide year long benefits for your challenging students. See how one teacher uses Tough Love to set a classroom culture from day 1.
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Tracking Behavior with a Number Line

Tracking Behavior with a Number Line | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Tracking classroom behavior can be a mutually beneficial tool for students and teachers. Using a number line, students can see their behavior progress and learn Math concepts on a daily basis.
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Setting the Tone from Day One

Setting the Tone from Day One | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Are you having trouble setting the tome of your classroom? Then this video is for you. Learn creative strategies for classroom management that will work from day 1 of the school year.
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Though you may not find it necessary to have students enter your classroom silently, this teacher's advice about communicating and enforcing expectations will work for any procedure.

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Attention Getting Signals: One Spot

Attention Getting Signals: One Spot | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Easy to implement student attention getting tip. Whether kindergarteners or high school students, using this attention getting technique will help grab their attention so you can concentrate on teaching.
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Attention Getting Signals: Practice

Attention Getting Signals: Practice | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Attention getting signals are an important part of any classroom environment. By practicing them early in the school year, you help your students learn your methods for getting their attention.
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Harry & Rosemary Wong publish a new collection of classroom strategies and approaches designed to help...

Harry & Rosemary Wong publish a new collection of classroom strategies and approaches designed to help... | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
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Communicate Learning With Silent Signals

Communicate Learning With Silent Signals | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
These silent signals allow students in a classroom or an entire school to communicate learning in a consistent and effective manner. See these communication signals in action and how they help other students and the instructors.
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Building Relationships: Share Passion with Students

Building Relationships: Share Passion with Students | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Building a stronger teacher - student relationship is an important aspect of the classroom environment.
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Important aspects in the classroom environment

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SLANT: Get Ready to Learn

SLANT: Get Ready to Learn | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
The lesson is only part of getting your students to learn. Teachers have to put students in the proper mindset and environment to learn. Here is one method that is effective in many classrooms.
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Attention Getter: Say the Secret Word

Attention Getter: Say the Secret Word | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Using student input teachers can build a positive attention getting method. Say The Secret Word has the students come up with the one word that will bring attention to the front of the room at any time.
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Card-O-Matic: Increasing Student Participation

Card-O-Matic: Increasing Student Participation | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
The Card-O-Matic is an easy way to ensure student participation and engagement in any classroom. From elementary through high school, all teachers can use this tip to keep their students engaged.
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Seating with Numbers

Seating with Numbers | First Day Ideas | Scoop.it
Here's a great way to assign seats in the classroom. This can be used on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This quick method of getting students into their seats and working benefits both them and the teacher.
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Great idea for assigning seats quickly on the first day.

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