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Take your classroom management out of the dark! Intuitive Classroom Management is a simple natural method to manage behaviors and increase engagement.

Classroom Management is the number one thing that teachers must master in order to be successful in the classroom. If you cannot manage your class, no matter how brilliant your lessons, your students won’t succeed. This is also the area that teachers struggle the most with.

Year after year, teachers revisit classroom management, check the latest research, and try to improve their skills.

They have tried everything. Clip charts, class constitutions, Make Your Day, Scoreboards, Team Points, Treasure Chest, Sticker Charts, Names on the Board, Class DoJo Points, and so much more. Each time they throw it out. Often these programs take more time to implement than it does provide a benefit.

What teachers need is a simple to implement, research based program that works.

Intuitive Classroom Management

Intuitive Classroom Management takes the research of Harry Wong (Effective Teaching), HE Gardner (Multiple Intelligences), Chris Biffle (Whole Brain Teaching) and the neurological impacts of learning, Student-Centered Learning, Constructivism, and Conscious Discipline and combines them in a simplistic manner to create a cohesive classroom management strategy.

Why Intuitive?

Easy to understand or operate without explicit instruction Dictionary.com

The definition tells us a lot. An easy to understand method that does not require a lot of instruction to implement. Let’s take a closer look at the key components of Intuitive Classroom Management.

Preparing Your Day

Before a student can be ready to learn, he/she must first know that you care. Before the school year begins, we take care to ensure every part of our room is welcoming and inviting.  Then the school year starts, we begin our routines and procedures. We teach our students to prepare for the days learning on their own.

The first change to occur with Intuitive Classroom Management is you, the teacher, will be preparing for your students arrival every day. Read More….

Morning Greeting

Harry Wong taught us a lot about the importance of standing at the door and greeting our students in the morning. The research on this is sound. We will continue to stand at the door and greet our students.

If fact, I encourage you to step it up a notch. Get to your door a minute or so early. Eagerly antcipate your students arrival while saying hello to the teachers rushing by to thier rooms. Read More….

Morning Message

The morning message is the backbone of our management plan. These messages cycle through the 4 key messages that we want our students to take away with them. These are the messages that shape and lay the foundation for everything we do in our classrooms.

These are not just “letters” to the students. These are though-provoking statements that the students respond to as if it were bell work. HOWEVER the students choose how they respond to the message and they can respond differently each day.  This is where we tie in Multiple Intelligence and Student Choice Research into our classroom management plan. Read More…

Daily Goals

Once you have completed your teacher tasks of the morning, it is time to reflect as a class on the morning message. Students gather to discuss what the message means. This is a student lead activity. After 2-4 minutes of sharing time, students are asked to create their goal for the day. This goal should relate to something that they can achieve that day, will improve their success rate, and relates to the quote.

This is important… this is the standard you are holding your student to that day. This one goal. Read More…

 

21st Century Relationships

Time for a brain break. Breaking up our sessions is an important part of ensuring we are maximizing our students stamina and not overtaxing their brains.

Students get up and greet one another. Their goal is to greet every classmate by the end of the week by greet 2-4 people each day. We start the year with a proper handshake and making eye contact. We have silly greetings for celebrations and we also have review greetings.  Think of the Kegan Strategy Quiz-Quiz-Trade. Super easy simple trick to get in a review and a greeting. Read More…

Let’s Chat

Students come quickly back to our chat time. It is time for happy sharing time or our not so happy sharing time. Students can share anything about their lives at this time.  Read More…

Expectations

We are going to wrap this all up by reading our objectives for today and our list of assignments that we will complete. We are setting up our goals for our class at the beginning. This tells the students what we have to accomplish today.

This goes into our theory of time. Teacher Time vs. Student times and is one of our built in motivators. At the start of each day, the students set a goal for themselves and you now have set the learning goals. Get done early and the students choose what happen next. Read More…

Learn More

The seven key elements are outlined above. Click on the read more link to discover more details about why each of these components was selected. Every one is backed by current research. Combined they are a powerful tool in your teacher’s kit.  These are the secrets to my success in the classroom and now can be yours! 

Coming in 2019… the e-book/workbook for Intuitive Classroom Management. Pre-ordering will being in March 2019 prior to its release just before summer… it is the perfect read for this year’s professinal development!