Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 1: Let them SEE you!

Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 1: Let them SEE you!

I have been bombarded with emails and messages asking about my "plan" for building and creating community virtually, and decided it would be best to create a series of blogs to really break it down... I think that there are so many moving parts here and it seems an overwhelming task, but really, it boils…
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…