Five Tips to Start the School Year Peacefully
Interesting anecdote, we could all use some of this when starting a new job role. Who said you can’t learn from children?
Well, it’s getting closer to that time we teachers both dread and look forward to. The beginning of a new school year. Along with the mad rush to get everything ready, I try to also think of how I’ll promote peace this year. Here are a few things I do that you might find helpful.
1. Create a Peace Zone. Here I have a small table for both peace and discipline cards below inspirational posters.
2. Plan your reward system. What rewards will you use? Personally I have two reward systems: cooperative and individual. My students sit in cooperative groups and get points for on-task behavior. That group with the most points receives a prize at the end of the day. For individual behaviors, each student has the opportunity to get two tickets weekly: one for completing all homework and another if they did pull their card. They can use these…
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