classroom management

Making It Work: Classroom Management Toolkit

Classroom Management Toolkit

Around this time of year, classroom management problems can seem to pop up.  The excitement and busyness of the holiday season is over, the weather can be problematic, and indoor recess – ugh!  This week we are sending out a collection of tools for your toolbox; a look back at some of our popular classroom management posts.  Holly Walton may inspire you to refresh some classroom procedures and head off problems before they start.  Jennifer Bailey shares her tips that “really work” and advises on setting up a safe space for kids to reset and refresh instead of act out.  I have also included two reviews of books that focus on classroom management strategies you may wish to read on your own or with your PLC!  In February and March, we folk dance and move as much as we can in my classroom to keep everyone busy and moving.  Winter is also when I bring out the tubanos for the intermediate classes.  What are strategies and tips to be happy and learning with your students even when we have a bit of cabin fever?   Please share your tips in the comments on the blog so we can help each other “Make it Work!” 

LeslieAnne Bird

LeslieAnne Bird is a music and movement educator at University Schools in Shaker, Ohio. She teaches general music and choir to fifth through seventh grade young men and is an adjunct Professor at the University of Akron. She has previously taught in North Olmsted & Cleveland Ohio as well as in Prince George’s County, Maryland. LeslieAnne is a national presenter. She has served as vice president and membership chair for the Greater Cleveland Orff Chapter and is currently serving as the content curator for the Teaching With Orff community. In addition, she is the owner and CEO of Three Little Birds Music Education Services LLC where she offers teacher training, coaching and musical experiences for children and adults. She earned Orff Certification from Baldwin Wallace University in 2014, and has completed Music Learning Theory General Music Level One, Level One World Music Drumming training, Level One Google Certification and has earned the Ohio Master Teacher designation.

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