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Nigel Coutts

The Power of Relationship for Positive School Climate - The Learner's Way - 22 views

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    In teaching and for learning relationships are everything.   This is one of those statements that cannot be overstated, it is true now, it has always been true.To craft a truly positive school climate demands our fullest attention to every detail of every relationship we build but the effort is well worth it.  
Nigel Coutts

Constructing a positive classroom culture - The Learner's Way - 60 views

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    How might we shape that culture and how will we understand the many forces at work? Understanding the culture of class or perhaps even a school is an important element of our teaching but realising the complexity of this task must come first.
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Statistically Speaking - A Bangladeshi Teen Reviews His First Udacity MOOC - moocnewsan... - 0 views

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    "This was my chance to learn from a legend, something I never anticipated to happen in my whole life."
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How to Develop Positive Classroom Management | Edutopia - 87 views

  • nly by building positive relationships within the school
  • while 80 percent said that classroom-management training, conflict resolution, guidance counseling, and mediation are effective for improving discipline.
  • Agree on Classroom Rules at the Beginning of the Year
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  • engaging students actively in the process of determining a set of class rules
  • "What do you want to get out of class today?"
  • "Have each kid give a short answer. It's a way to communicate with them.
  • Be Consistent About Expectations
  • school staff should work together as much as possible to foster consistency in expectations, and discipline methods, throughout the school
  • Reinforce Appropriate Behavior
  • "It's not about 'Gotcha
  • correcting students is the weakest way of teaching rules
  • Maintain Student Dignity
  • "A school in which students and teachers don't feel safe creates a fearful environment
  • Be Neutral, Not Accusatory
  • ask what happened, opening the way for students to tell their story.
  • Look for the Cause
  • Establish a Fairness Committe
  • teachers let them tell their side of the story to the committee and, hopefully, make amends
  • "What happened?" and "Who else has been affected?" to "What do you need to do now to repair the harm?"
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