Bryan Whitney offers perhaps the best bail out move I have ever seen, better than dictee maybe because that only lasts ten to fifteen minutes, posted below. I call it Write Their Little Butts Off.
For those who don't know what a Bail
Alisa recently sharesd some pencil and paper bail outs for when we need to get the kids writing, if for no other reason than to give ourselves a break:
1. Turn a narrative into a Reader's Theatre. So you ask them
To teachers who can't get them to listen (due to dysfunction in the kids, previous bad experiences with other teachers, etc.) Tina gives this advice:
Scale CI down to something that looks a lot like school. Pencils, paper, and immediate grades
Sometimes we find that our students’ energy needs to be contained with some pencils-to-paper activities. When the kids have a pencil in their hands, they think that they are learning.
Let’s be honest and clear here. Our goal is
When a class gets snarky, we bail on them. In thus reacting and not ignoring their rude or even slightly rude behavior, they notice. Most teachers go on teaching. Each time they do this, it makes another line in their
Bryan Whitney has surgically listed below the best response I have ever seen to deal with riled-up middle and high school kids. (Often their lack of control is in no way generated by disrespect but ironically is often generated by