Classroom Management Part 8: Do Nows!

Classroom Management Part 8: Do Nows!

I know... What could do nows possibly have to do with classroom management right? Everything actually... WHY Do Nows? Do nows, otherwise known as bell work, otherwise known as warm up work, are very important to my entry routine which is essential to how I start my class on the right foot every day. Below,…
Classroom Management Part 6: Voice Levels

Classroom Management Part 6: Voice Levels

In the last few months I've added some blogs to my "classroom management" series. They've all been strategies I've learned either from my coach or my students since I started working at Bricolage. First, I explained what hand signals we use to quickly signal when kiddos need bathroom or water. I love the beauty of…
Classroom Management Part 5: Silent Communicators!

Classroom Management Part 5: Silent Communicators!

This strategy is so much more than a classroom management tool! It is a formative assessment, a classroom community builder, a communication tool and a bridge for our slow to output students to get there sooner!!! This past year, I started teaching in a public charter in New Orleans. Before school started, new faculty were…
Classroom Management Part 1.2: Fiestas

Classroom Management Part 1.2: Fiestas

One of my most read blogs was my post on my  Classroom Management point system.  I constantly get tons of GREAT feedback from teachers who decide to experiment and use arbitrary points to motivate their students and create an incredible classroom culture and community. I wanted to give everyone ideas for the many different "fiestas"…
TWO new virtual courses and a 24 hour sale!

TWO new virtual courses and a 24 hour sale!

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! I've FINALLY finished publishing my TWO most IN DEMAND in-person workshops on Teachable! That's right! These courses are now available for you and you'll be able to access them, WHENEVER you want from WHEREVER you are! Annnnnd, they'll never ever ever ever ever expire... COOL HUH!?…