Setting Expectations on the First Day of School
Lesson Objective: Students help make classroom rules on the first day of school
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Thought starters

  1. What is Mr. Bell's purpose behind his greeting of students beyond being cordial or nice?
  2. See how the "noise-o-meter" helps establish expectations How does Mr. Bell involve students in making the classroom rules?
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Is there something higher on the noise-meter than Team Talk? What's in the other boxes on the "I'd like the teacher to do these things" paper?
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I would like to see more on the class rule collaboration.
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Could you please share the form the students were filling out?
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Hi Carolyn, This is a video we acquired from the UK. I am contacting the organization for more information about the resources from this video.
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I too would like to see the form the students were filling out. Also, watching them collaborate on the classroom rules would be helpful.
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Transcripts

  • Summary

    Winner of the 2007 Teaching Award for primary teacher of the year (east midleands), Andy Bell shows behavior expert John

    Summary

    Winner of the 2007 Teaching Award for primary teacher of the year (east midleands), Andy Bell shows behavior expert John Bayley how he handles his new Year 6 class on the first day of term, in this short video on classroom-management and pedagogy.
    Andy uses praise and rewards to encourage good behavior, with impressive results. He's clear about what he expects from his students, establishing respect and fairness from the start.
    By using a series of signals for attention and devising a football noise-o-meter system for monitoring sound levels, the pupils understand what's expected of them and what the rules are for listening.
    Andy then introduces fun activities to ease the class into learning and remind them of school routines.

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