Time to Teach
Time To Teach classroom management strategies empower teachers, inspire students and raise scores! These strategies will help teachers easily reclaim thousands of hours formerly lost to discipline matters.
Effective teachers do not give multiple warnings and repeated requests because they know that these strategies are ineffective.
|Using them causes frustration and, eventually, burnout, and ends in the outsourcing of discipline from the classroom to the office. Time To Teach classroom management strategies can eliminate 70% to 90% of office referrals. Teachers preserve their credibility and time to teach; administrators gain time for important duties other than student behavior. Goal setting, curriculum, teacher observation, leadership of the RtI team, parent meetings, etc. can remain administrative priorities.
Time To Teach strategies are derived from the last 40 years of research. Many of its strategies have been used for much of that time. Its procedures integrate perfectly with other discipline systems already in use, and will add powerful strategies that teachers can use immediately.
Time To Teach Beliefs
- Times have changed. Students do not always arrive at school exhibiting behaviors that make them successful students.
- Teachers are doing an incredible job.
- Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” (Dr. Madeline Hunter) Students must feel liked and respected before they can accept instruction.
- Good discipline is a matter of good timing. The time to discipline is when events are low-level and before they become more serious.
- Conflict is an essential part of growing up. Combat is optional.
- We cannot use poor parenting as an excuse for not teaching.
- Behavior issues can engulf us. Teachers can learn to avoid the “debate bait” and prevent verbal exchanges that lead to confrontations.
- Curriculum comes first but discipline does too.
- Self esteem matters.
- Classroom rules and procedures must be taught in the same way as academics are taught.
- Teaching succeeds where punishment alone fails.
- We can make a difference to every child.
Time To Teach Benefits
- Teachers learn powerful self-control strategies which allow them to remain calm and respond effectively to challenging behavior.
- Teachers integrate the latest in classroom design ideas.
- Teachers help students learn skills for classroom success by teaching classroom rules and procedures. Students who own and follow these procedures will increase time on task, raise their scores and change the tone of the classroom climate positively.
- Teachers capture student attention by learning to lead with the use of effective verbal prompts and positive behavioral momentum to prevent off-task student behavior.
- Teachers create strong relationships with students in order to establish trust and connectedness.
- Teachers eliminate repeated requests and multiple warnings. They recognize and correct "low-level" behaviors and keep classroom integrity intact. This process includes REFOCUS!™, a powerful and effective solution to problem behavior.
- Teachers use proven methods to deal with serious and challenging behavior including 5 steps to quickly, quietly and effectively deal with an out-of-control student.
- Teachers reward students in more motivating ways so that they become intrinsically motivated.
Time To Teach Benefits
Exceptional teacher have exceptional classroom management skills. These skills are the result of effective teacher behaviors in five categories:
- Firmly but fairly carrying out disciplinary actions.
- Maintaining a keen and calm mental state for management.
- Properly arranging and designing the classroom environment.
- Building and maintaining strong teacher-student relationships.
- Teaching to and enforcing classroom rules and procedures.