Teacher/Student Organization Setting up the Classroom Classroom Environment
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Setting up the ClassroomClassroom Environment
BCIU#22- Summer Induction
Purpose To provide professional staff with
information, materials, and techniques- which can be adapted or modified- to facilitate a good start and lay the foundation for a successful year.
ActivityCreative Roll Call
- Each person will state their name, position, school, and favorite TV show
Top 5 List 1. Set up your classroom 2. Read over student folders 3. Do lesson plans 4. Make classroom behavior plan 5. Timeline
- IEPs, ER/RR, Induction follow up meetings, Summer Open
House, Back to School Night, Field Trips, CBI
Ice BreakersIcebreakers provide a lot for
students, such as language, social skills, discrimination.
Icebreakers also provide information about students for staff to get to know students better.
ActivityLet’s try some ice breakers!
1. Help Me Guess
2. True True False
3. Match Game
Icebreakers Lollipop/Jolly Rancher pairs M & M Activity Guess Who Gift Bag True True False Jingo Find Someone Who… Scavenger Hunt Autographs Please The Name Game
Tips for the First Day/Week
KWL Activity1. Grab a few post its and write:
- What you KNOW about your school/position
- What you WANT to know about your school/position
Emergency Situations Check for specific school proceduresTrain and review with staff and students Be a role model for students and staff Be prepared
- forms- copies of emergency forms- “go to people”- bag of tricks- practice
Take a 5 minute break
Initial Communication with Students and Parents
First impressions are lasting impressions. Be clear and professional Send home surveys/questionnaires Send home welcome postcard/letter
- communicate Pre- September Visit/Summer Open House information
- supply/material list
Pre-September Open House Tips
Post a daily schedule Make seating arrangements Conduct a classroom “tour” that highlights
special areas of the room, such as the reading corner, class library, bulletin boards, and so forth.
Mention classroom “highlights” to look forward to: learning stations, specific field trips, new materials, etc.
Offer simple, non-messy refreshments such as juice, cookies, and pretzels
Getting to Know Your Class
grouping (testing) medical needs feeding needs bathroom needs daily schedules inclusion schedulescrisis management planpositive behavior support plan
SchedulesMaking a daily schedule
Post a daily schedule and discuss each morning. This allows students to see what is coming up for the day. Have students participate in planning whenever appropriate.
Alternate activities throughout the day. Provide highly preferred, non-preferred to maintain attention and behavior.
Include inclusion. Plan and teach the routines necessary for transitions. Middle and high school teachers and therapists need to organize and manage time most precisely.
When appropriate, include toileting and feeding on a student’s individual schedule.
Writing the IEPYou can use:
- standardized tests- instructional assessments- inventory of basic skills- observations/records- progress reports/report cards- RR/ER- academic standards/alternative standards/SAS- previous IEP- cumulative record folder
Preparing for the IEP Meeting
Some simple guidelines that IEP teams may follow to improve communication
1. Speak to others as you would be spoken to2. Listen to others as you would be listened to3. Check to insure you understood and were
understood correctly4. Recognize that problems have solutions. Our
task is to find them. 5. Above all- remember that this meeting is
about what the child needs and how we can address those needs.
BreakTake a 5 minute break
Class Materials You will need to know (program specific):
- ordering procedures- purchase requisition forms- online bid sheets- reimbursement form- tips for receiving new orders- use up to date catalogs and/or online websites
*Procedures will vary depending on your supervisor.
You will also need each spring:- To inventory and reorder supplies and consumable workbooks- To anticipate students entering and exiting your class
Room ArrangementThe physical arrangement of a classroom should:
- Provide a setting that is safe and orderly- Give easy accessibility to materials and supplies- Guarantee clear visibility between the student
and teacher and between the student and teacher areas
- Allow adequate space- Reduce or increase visual stimuli depending on
KWL Wrap Up KWL Activity
1. Grab a few post its and write:
-What you LEARNED
“I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.” - Hiam Ginott