Print this out. Studies have shown that telling kids they are smart, can actually cause them to not work as hard. Try this!

Schoolhouse Divas: How to Motivate Your Students (and Kids) provides quick sentence stems that I can start using tomorrow to provide more targeted positive feedback to kids!

Behavior Management in the Classroom!

Behavior Management in the Classroom

Our Class Rules poster that any Kindergarten student, pre-K student, Transitional Kindergarten student can all read! {FREEBIE}

Teach Your Child to Read - Our Class Rules poster that any Kindergarten student, pre-K student, Transitional Kindergarten student can all read! FREEBIE - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

I like this idea a lot. Make sure to emphasize what they can do and point to board after giving directions

My teacher uses a Noise Meter similar to this one. The Noise Meter is a cool way to remind students the correct noise level that they should be using! You just use the paper clip and move it to the appropriate noise level the students should be using.

I want to have an open relationships with my students and I want them to feel safe discussing any topics, including the more difficult ones like race, culture, religion, etc. I think this saying hanging in the class will foster that idea and is a good way to show your students you are a person always willing to learn and be there for them. This is part of creating a prosocial environment, as our text described in Chapter 4.

Classroom Community Building

Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm a heart and take time to heal. Good first week of school activity or for an anti-bullying activity.

Positive Behavior Management Strategies for the Primary Classroom

Positive Behavior Management Strategies for the Primary Classroom (Minds in Bloom)

Reporting vs Tattling poster freebie from Hooty's Homeroom blog

This would be beneficial in my current classroom. Tattling is a big theme this year.

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