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1.  Adjust the location of student __________ to promote or limit student-student interaction. Placing students in _________ limits interaction; placing desks together in small groups enhances student-student interaction. Students working in cooperative groups are not as noisy if their desks are pushed together. The teacher can always direct the class to rearrange the seating before and after the activity. All seating arrangements must allow the teacher easy access and close proximity to all students.
2.  As the leader of the classroom, you have to define what behaviors are _______________. Whereas some rules and procedures are _____________, some classroom characteristics are not. All teachers are different, as is the learning atmosphere in each of their classrooms.
3.  Begin class with an Introductory __________ Activity (IEA). This is also known as a pre-operational set or “warm-up.” The IEA allows the class to begin as the students enter the room, not when the teacher decides to begin class. Most IEAs are displayed in the same prominent location every day so the students can see them as they enter the room. An effective IEA may ask the students to respond to a question from a _________lesson or begin previewing today’s lesson. It is designed to focus the attention of the students while preparing them to learn so that the teacher may complete clerical duties such as taking ___________. Most discipline problems occur at the beginning and the end of class, and IEAs help to get the class period started on the right foot.
4.  Employ all of the above strategies in a ______________ , ___________ manner, and in a _____________ most effective for the given situation. The ability to make complex judgments based on the seriousness of a behavioral offense, the atmosphere of the classroom, and the previous history of a student comes with experience and forethought.  
5.  Be ___________. Teachers who expect and emphasize good things in class receive more of them, and vice-versa. Students need to know what the teacher expects of them. The teacher must then create lessons that direct the students to equal or exceed this level of expectation. Before, during, and after that happens, the teacher provides a positive outlook and expects success. An experienced teacher never misses an opportunity to ____________ a child for good behavior, quality work, or continued effort.
6.  Constantly ____________ throughout the room. When a teacher moves around, the students sense that the teacher uses the entire space and the “front” of the room can be any location. When giving a test, it is helpful to sit __________ the students so they do not know exactly where the teacher is located or where the teacher is looking. A student who is looking around while taking a test is either trying to find the teacher for help or they are looking to see if the teacher is ____________.
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  • Define a clear policy for _____________ assignments. Late assignments, whether from class work or homework, require exquisite record-keeping by the teacher. Late assignments will happen. Students get sick or leave on vacation and miss school; students daydream in class and forget to turn in their assignment; students don’t start on the assignment until after it is past due. Most teachers develop a _____________ for easy access and entry into their record keeping system. Some teachers code late assignments to note the reason, whether excused or unexcused. Other teachers allow a grace period for turning in late work while other teachers do not accept late assignments. Given evidence that demonstrates a legitimate reason for late work, most teachers will accept such an assignment without imposing a ____________.  
  • 8.  A number of _________ discipline strategies are presented that are particularly useful for smaller, misdemeanor types of offenses. Why use a _____________to drive a nail when a normal ____________ will do the job more quickly and efficiently? .
    9.  In this workshop we will introduce the topic of classroom management. This lesson will address:
    • Starting the School Year on the Right Foot
    • Minimizing _________ problems Once School Has Begun
    • Identifying class procedures and ____________
    10.  It is the job of the teacher to move all students toward ____________.
    11.  Clarify what is implied by “independent work time.” Does it mean that students have to work __________? Do they have to sit by themselves? Are they allowed to _________? Until the pattern is established by the teacher, student confusion may escalate to and become student choice, which may strike against lesson intent. Make sure you ___________ the parameters of your activities, rather than forcing your students to improvise as the activities unfold. 
    12.  Student behavior must be under __________ and directed toward _________ learning.
    13.  Position yourself so you can always _________ the entire class. Often teachers circulate around the room (which is a good thing), but end up turning their _________ on parts of the class for a prolonged period of time while they help a student (which is a bad thing). Continuously move about the room in a manner that allows the teacher to see as many students as possible. Avoid prolonged standing in a position that places students at your back.
    14.  On some days the needs of one student may __________ with those of another student or with the _________ of the teacher.
    15.  The Big Picture I noticed once that a particular teacher always stood in the doorway and shook hands with each student that entered his class. He told me that by greeting each student and ___________ them in the eye, he had a head start on preventing problems and getting them into a learning mode. I checked later to discover that he has virtually ________ discipline problems that are referred to the administration.
    16.  Implement appropriate accommodations when necessary. A student physically unable to actively learn is at a severe disadvantage in subjects such as physical education and fine arts. Instructional accommodations are needed to keep these students ____________ in the instruction. Other physical limitations, such as deafness and blindness, prevent affected students from complete and total access to the curriculum and may create a sense of frustration and hopelessness in the student. Fortunately, students with physical limitations are identified by the school and the information is shared with the teacher so that proper _______________ can be provided.
    17. 
  • Handle discipline problems _____________. If you wait too long to take action, that action will have little effect. Besides, the longer you _________ to act, the worse the situation usually gets. 
  • 18.  Be ____________. Have a structured, student-centered lesson that requires students to remain attentive and active. Idle __________ are the devil’s workshop; idle __________ magnify the problem.
    19.  An organized and well-managed classroom is like a living ____________, requiring constant attention and maintenance to ensure its continued good __________. 
    20.  Monitor students who are absent from the classroom for ________ length of time. New students or students returning from home, hospital, or extended vacations may have missed too much and lag behind the rest of the class. A wise teacher shares curriculum, helps with lesson planning, and provides resources for ___________ teachers and arranges support for new students or students returning to class after a prolonged absence.
    21.  Define what acceptable class ______________ looks like. Does the teacher expect the students to ________ passively as they absorb learning from the teacher or is it okay for students to roam freely about the room? Likewise, when are students encouraged to s____________ in a whole class discussion?  
    22.  Determine whether or not the student has been correctly __________ to your class. Guidance counselors have been known to make mistakes, usually from a lack of good information or from a simple clerical error, like placing a student into advanced class 4D instead of introductory class 4B. These students are easy to identify and often ask the teacher why they are in that class. The teacher simply needs to connect with the appropriate guidance __________ to remedy the situation. Not correcting the error may doom a student to sit in a class for which the _________ have not been met. This is especially difficult for student enrolled in sequential courses that require and build upon prior learning such as foreign language and mathematics instruction.  
    23.  Appropriate student deportment is critical to establishing and maintaining a __________ ___________.
    24.  Ensure that your students are able to keep up with the ____________. A student that is hopelessly ___________, for whatever reason, is a potential classroom disruption waiting to explode. In this case, the teacher needs an intervention/remediation plan to bring the student up to an acceptable level of performance. This plan may include differential instruction, peer or professional tutoring, or make-up sessions conducted during lunch or after school. 
    25.  Familiarize the students with the class rules and penalties the ___________ week of school. Students will usually give you a week or two to establish control of the classroom. During this “honeymoon period,” insist on proper student deportment, citizenship, and self-discipline. It’s the best time to set the _____ and work ethic of the class. Teacher actions even on the first day form an impression with the students that will _____ for the entire school year.
    26.  _____________ the correct procedures for handling and storing equipment and materials before allowing the students to work with them. Subjects like art and chemistry have elaborate, expensive, and easily broken equipment. In certain subjects like industrial arts, the students may have to pass a practicum before using a particular piece of machinery. Included with these procedures are the appropriate times for wearing safety glasses, aprons, and other items of protective clothing as well as the location of the safety shower, eyewash, and fire extinguisher. A lack of rules or enforcement of rules can lead to a student and/or teacher injury and resultant lawsuits. An ounce of ____________ is better than a pound of your ____________.        
    27.  Describe the __________ that govern student interaction. When students work cooperatively or in groups, what are the rules? A clear _____________ of pre-existing rules and classroom reorganization can prevent pandemonium and increase productivity. 
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