Managing the Learning Environment

Dee Burns, Topé Harris, Virginia Brandt, Nedra Robinson, Telisha Bell, Brooke North



Time Management

This site offers great tips on time management:
__http://teacher.scholastic.com/ professional/classmgmt/ timemanage.htm__

These sites offer online timers/stop watches:

__http://www.online-stopwatch. com/eggtimer-countdown/__
__http://www.timeme.com/__

This site offers a To Do List template:
__http://www.todolisttemplate. com/__

This site offers great tips on getting organized in the classroom:

__http://www.ourclassweb.com/ sites_for_teachers_getting_ organized.htm__


Distribution of Materials

The Active Classroom
__http://books.google.com/books? id=BE0h3DjoH44C&pg=PA41&lpg= PA41&dq=distributing+ materials+in+the+classroom& source=bl&ots=JudmulT7gz&sig= 3qSjv0s2pPu_kBNWZK4A_dhbmhs& hl=en&ei= iKlJStS8B4jg8wSIseGTDQ&__ //__sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result& resnum=2__//

Tips for Returning Work and Distributing Classroom Materials

**//__http://www.teachercreated.com/ blog/?p=252__//**


Payne, J. Managing arts in the classroom

**//__http://artsedge.kennedy- center.org/content/3336/__//**


Teachers who demonstrate effective classroom control are skilled five key areas. They area able to **__coordinate__**, **__communicate__**, **__check__**, **__coach__**, and demonstrate **__consistency__**. Technology can provide teachers **__resources__** in each key area.
Create a culture that the students who are caught being good get to distribute the materials. The most effective behavior management technique is the easiest to implement..."catching 'em being good". Research shows us that the quickest and most effective way to promote the display of appropriate behaviors is to reward them
(e.g., touch, a smile, a "thank you", praise, points, food,...whatever would be reinforcing to those youngsters). We all like to have our efforts acknowledged, and will show more of that behavior if it brings us rewards.

Room Arrangement


Outline Your Classroom Floorplan

http://classroom.4teachers.org/

Tips for new seating arrangements
http://classroom-organization.suite101.com/article.cfm/diverse_classroom_arrangements

Do Seating Arrangements and Assignments = Classroom Management
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr330.shtml

Seating Arrangement Layouts & Explanations
http://www.huntington.edu/education/lessonplanning/seating.html

Different Seat Arrangements for Different Learning Situations
http://classroom-management-tips.suite101.com/article.cfm/arranging_classroom_seating

Seating Arrangement How-To
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/classroom-management/teaching-methods-and-management/6507.html?wtlAC=GS090401,email-h

Typical Classroom Seating Arrangements in US Elementary Schools
http://ematusov.soe.udel.edu/final.paper.pub/_pwfsfp/00000181.htm

Classroom Desk Arrangement Ideas
http://k6educators.about.com/od/classroomorganization/p/deskplacement.htm



Collaborative Learning



http://www.**gdrc.org**/kmgmt/c-learn__/__ methods.html

http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/archive/cl1/CL/doingcl/clstruc.htm



Procedures/Transitions


http://www.songsforteaching.com/transitions.htm

http://www.fvsd.ab.ca/stm/classroom_management_tips_and_be.htm