I recently made these ‘warning cards’ to use during my teaching placement in July. I’ll probably use them when I have my own classes too. 

Warning # 1 = No consequence.

Warning # 2 = Small consequence.. E.g. Pick up five papers from the floor, etc.

Warning # 3 = Larger Consequence.. E.g. Stay behind after class/time-out, etc.

I know it can be difficult for students to take pre-service teachers seriously, so I’m going to make a few things very clear to them before I begin teaching:

1. Although I’m not their real teacher, they must know that they are still getting graded on the work I give them. Essentially, I will tell them that it’s up to them to be mature enough to listen or not, but if they choose not to, it will be their loss at the end of the day. 

2. There will be no tolerance on bullying or exclusion of any members in the class while I’m teaching.

I’m also trying to develop some methods on keeping everyone’s attention. See, I’m quite softly spoken, so I thought either developing a “look” or something. I don’t think that it’s necessary to yell either.. Some of the best teachers I’ve had only needed to stop talking mid-sentence in order to get everyone’s attention again. 

POSTED 2 years ago   with 27 NOTES
  1. goldenteachingmoments reblogged this from teachertoolbox and added:
    I agree with pretty much everything except the whistle…I believe whistles are only for PE.
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  4. adventuresinlearning said: It is awesome you are being proactive, but point 3 seems to be opposite of what this post is talking about. Warning cards just put you in a power role, not a teaching role. Be yourself,be respectful and ask for respect back.Power roles=powerstruggle
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    For Melissa Finnerty haha ..http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=28803518
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  8. mrskaaay said: Also, stopping mid-sentence can be really effective. If you talk in a way that entertains them (I use language they don’t expect, or give strange examples) they get annoyed that their classmates have stopped the source of entertainment.
  9. brighteyed-earlybird said: You’re going to be an amazing teacher. Any student would be lucky to have you! I wish you all the luck in the world, you deserve it :) xxx
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