1. The Quiet Signal
Every teacher knows
that an efficient ‘Attention Signal’ is crucial to good classroom
management. This short article explores how to make the Quiet Signal
work and gives plenty of variations to allow students to do what they
like doing most: talk, without losing control of the class.
2. Team pack contents
We are often asked what's in a team pack or team equipment box. The link below provides some suggestions for content lists for team packs or boxes.
3. Numbers for team members
As well as identifying student A & B, each team member needs to know
their number. This table label will assist with identifying team
member 1, 2, 3 & 4 for each team.
Click Table Labels for Teams for the poster
Click Team Label for the document (pdf format)
4. Gambits (Wall Posters)
Students need help to think of ways to say hello, goodbye and positive
words to praise each others efforts These posters are examples created
by a group of Year 7 students. They are examples of wall posters that
will assist your students to give positive affirmations to each other.
Click on the poster or on Praising to download the wall poster (pdf format)
Click on the poster or on Hello to download the wall poster (pdf format)
Click on the poster or on Goodbye to download the wall poster (pdf format)
Created by Marilyn Stockhammer, HT Science Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus.
Positive comments, praising and cheers are important for building
student esteem, releasing endorphins and maximising positive atmosphere
in the classroom. Celebrations enhance learning, boost attention and
motivation. Some examples of cheers are attached. Click on the links
Click Cheers 01-08 to download the cheers poster (pdf format)
Click Cheers 09-16 to download the cheers poster (pdf format)
Click Cheers17-24 to download the cheers poster (pdf format)
Click Cheers 25-32 to download the cheers posters (pdf format)
Click Cheers 33-42 to download the cheers posters (pdf format)
6. 7 Reasons To Do Classbuilding
As well as defining a ‘Classbuilder’ this article gives 7 great reasons for using them in your classroom. Click on the image to view an enlarged image.
Click here 7 Reasons to do Classbuilding to download the article (pdf format)
7. Social Skill Management Logs - Hogs & Cogs Posters
Posters to help teach social skill. If you observe that social skills
are "broken" then you need to teach appropriate skills. These posters
can be used to discuss what behaviours we do and do not want to see in a cooperative learning classroom.
8. C3B4ME Posters
To encourage students to provide mutual support within their teams - if
students want to ask a question firstly they ask a question of their
shoulder partner, then their face partner and then the other member of
the team. This would be 3 people before the whole team put up their
hands and ask a question of the teacher.
Click on the pages to view an enlarged image or click here to download the posters as a pdf
9. Parking Lot
Here are 2 posters for a Parking Lot. This is a place where students post their questions.
One is a poster with "Post your questions here....." Students can use sticky notes and post their questions onto the poster.
The second poster has a large arrow pointing down. You
can place a container or box below the sign and students can write on
scraps of recycled paper and place their questions into the box.
Click on the pages to view an enlarged image