We have one go-to strategy that we both use at the beginning of the year. We use it for EVERYTHING! It doesn't matter the age or the class it's our first thing we do (well, after introducing ourselves!).
When it was first introduced to us it was called My Job, Your Job. Which, we found, can be a little confusing for students (they were constantly asking who was the my and who was the your! It got to be like who's on first to be honest...). We've changed it up a little bit to be Teacher's Job and Student's Job.
We, honestly, map out EVERYTHING with this strategy. Sometimes it's on a small sheet like the one above (which happens to be a generic what does a teacher and what does a student do at school paper), or on anchor charts (the one below is an example of one Jen uses for her intervention groups).
This year we are going to try something new. We have guest teacher folders that we leave out -just in case. They are great for emergency days especially! We are going to include these behavior expectation pages in the binder since the anchor charts usually are up all year (we bring them back out to review after breaks and when students need reminders). If you want your own copy of these click HERE!
9/11/2022 12:04:39 am
hanks for sharing the article, and more importantly, your personal experience mindfully using our emotions as data about our inner state and knowing when it’s better to de-escalate by taking a time out are great tools. Appreciate you reading and sharing your story since I can certainly relate and I think others can to
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