Sunday, January 6, 2013

Practice Cards!

I have started using Practice cards in my classroom... and I am loving it!  My students know our 5 class rules inside out and when or if they misbehave they know exactly which rule they broke and so does everyone else.  Whole Brain Teaching creates a fun and positive atmosphere so when a rule is broken it is approached as if the student simply needs more practice with that specific rule.  They would never purposely break a rule to be malicious.  :)

"Johnny, because you continue to shout out and not raise your hand, it makes me think you needs more practice following rule number 2.  Please place rule number 2 practice card in your chart pocket."

Now here is the BEST part about practice cards...

Johnny will practice the rule he broke at recess for 2 minutes.  Johnny will repeat the rules with gestures for two minutes before he goes and plays.  Yes, he may feel funny doing this but just think he is becoming an expert with this rule!  LOVE IT!!

For more information click this link Whole Brain Teaching

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