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How do i improve classroom management after lunch?

May 7, 2013 8:09pm


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    • May 9, 2013 7:03am


      After lunch is a tough time, but I find when students are engaged, they are much less likely to act out. After lunch, I generally design lessons where students are encouraged to collaborate with each other, get out of their seats for presentations and/or skits, or to write on the Eno board. This allows them to burn off all the energy they just consumed in a productive way.

      Good luck!

      • May 11, 2013 9:44am

        Students, especially the ones in lower elementary school level, are usually tired after lunch. That's when a lot of behavioral problems happen. To help them refocus and engaged, I let the class have a 3~5 minutes music break. Students will choose their own comfortable spot in the classroom and listen to some very soft music while the lights were turned off. It is a time they reflect on their thoughts and meditate their body. They seem to enjoy the quietness and behaved much calmer after the rest. Worth a try. :)

        • May 11, 2013 5:53pm

          My kiddos come in very excited after lunch. They are still interacting with classmates and are often very loud. I have everyone take a spot on the carpet and lay down. We do long deep breaths until I see that everyone is calm. They love to do this after I told them they are sending a lot of oxygen to their brains, and they will be able to think and learn better.

          • Jul 20, 2015 4:02pm

            I tried a 2-3 minute meditation and found students to be kinder, calmer and creative.